The Autobiography of a Gorgon : A Progression single work   poetry   "Now my heart is slow"
  • Author: Rodney Hall http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/hall-rodney
Issue Details: First known date: 1968 1968
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Notes

  • This poem has thirty-eight numbered parts and is divided in to four sections. Foreword contains parts one and two; Part One contains parts three to nineteen; Part Two contains parts twenty to thirty-six and Afterword contains parts thirty-seven and thirty-eight.

  • In Twelve Poets the date 1965 is printed after the extract from the poem, suggesting that this is the date when it was written.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Autobiography of a Gorgon and Other Poems Rodney Hall , Melbourne : Cheshire , 1968 Z548202 1968 selected work poetry Melbourne : Cheshire , 1968 pg. 43-91
    Note: Dedication: for Judith Wright, as friend and artist.
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems Rodney Hall , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1975 Z543966 1975 selected work poetry humour satire St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1975 pg. 116-134
  • Appears in:
    y The Owner of My Face : New and Selected Poems Rodney Hall , St Leonards : Paper Bark Press , 2002 Z969342 2002 selected work poetry St Leonards : Paper Bark Press , 2002 pg. 86-106
    Note: Dedication: for Judith Wright as friend and poet with affection.

Works about this Work

An Experienced Weaver of Spells Alison Broinowski (interviewer), 1982 single work interview
— Appears in: The National Times , 6-12 June 1982; (p. 19)
An Experienced Weaver of Spells Alison Broinowski (interviewer), 1982 single work interview
— Appears in: The National Times , 6-12 June 1982; (p. 19)
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