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Issue Details: First known date: 1974 1974
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  • Appears in:
    y Tactics Jennifer Maiden , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1974 Z35399 1974 selected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1974
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    y Mother I'm Rooted : An Anthology of Australian Women Poets Kate Jennings (editor), Fitzroy : Outback Press , 1975 Z211514 1975 anthology poetry

    'Sheila Rowbotham has written that the political expression of personal experience lies within the domain of novels and poetry. Seldom has this principle been made more apparent than in the anthology Mother, I’m Rooted. It becomes more and more clear with each one of the [152] poets and 542 pages of the book that this is the unambiguous expression of a social consciousness which cannot be glossed over or dismissed as belonging to a “radical” fringe. For these poets speak from all corners of the female social situation in Australia, and cover the whole spectrum of political consciousness … the anthology includes the whole gamut of women’s experience, married, single, lesbian, heterosexual, mothers, workers housewives. Poets, they speak out in tones of despair, anger, melancholy, loneliness, solidarity, sardonic bitterness, humour, hope and hopelessness. This very diversity and wholesale inclusiveness gives Mother, I’m Rooted, a strength and a unity. A strength from the rawness of the poetry, uncompromised and undiluted by the male publishing regime; and a unity from the common experience of being woman' (87).

    Source: Howarth, Peter. 'Out of Nightmares into the Sun' Hecate 1.2 (1975): 87. (Note: Howarth's review gives the number of poets in the collection as 155; the correct number is 152.)

    Fitzroy : Outback Press , 1975
    pg. 363-364
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    y The New Australian Poetry John Tranter (editor), St Lucia : Makar Press , 1979 Z143928 1979 anthology poetry biography St Lucia : Makar Press , 1979 pg. 132-133
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    y Selected Poems of Jennifer Maiden Jennifer Maiden , Ringwood : Penguin , 1990 Z423403 1990 selected work poetry Ringwood : Penguin , 1990 pg. 4
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    y The Oxford Book of Australian Love Poems Jennifer Strauss (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1993 Z203381 1993 anthology poetry war literature satire humour romance Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1993 pg. 235-236
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