Shooting the Dogs single work   poetry   "There wasn't much else we could do"
  • Author: Philip Hodgins http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/hodgins-philip
Issue Details: First known date: 1988 1988
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Poetry Australia Down the Lake with Half a Chook no. 114 Philip Hodgins , Crows Nest : ABC Books , 1988 Z377837 1988 periodical issue poetry Crows Nest : ABC Books , 1988 pg. 67-68
  • Appears in:
    y Prairie Schooner vol. 62 no. 4 Winter 1988-1989 Z662766 1988-1989 periodical issue 1988-1989 pg. 22-23
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry John Tranter (editor), Philip Mead (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 Z151302 1991 anthology poetry Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 pg. 454-455
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry in the Twentieth Century Robert Gray (editor), Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1991 Z27032 1991 anthology poetry Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1991 pg. 448-449
  • Appears in:
    y The Age 26 August 1995 Z590517 1995 newspaper issue 1995 pg. 9 Section: Saturday Extra
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems Philip Hodgins , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1997 Z338014 1997 selected work poetry Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1997 pg. 86-87
  • Appears in:
    y Family Ties : Australian Poems of the Family Jennifer Strauss (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 Z115299 1998 anthology poetry South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 pg. 282-283
  • Appears in:
    y New Selected Poems Philip Hodgins , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 2000 Z798009 2000 selected work poetry Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 2000 pg. 79-80
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry John Kinsella (editor), Camberwell : Penguin , 2009 Z1553543 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units)

    'This is a comprehensive survey of Australian poetic achievement, ranging from early colonial and indigenous verse to contemporary work, from the major poets to those who deserve to be better recognised.' (Provided by the publisher).

    Camberwell : Penguin , 2009
    pg. 358-359
  • Appears in:
    y Sixty Classic Australian Poems Geoff Page , Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2009 Z1570296 2009 single work criticism (taught in 3 units) 'This is a superb introduction to poetry from the nineteenth century to the present. With insight and insider knowledge, poet Geoff Page emphasises the contribution made by the notable generation of Australian poets who emerged during and just after World War II. It includes several contemporary poems which are likely to become classics in the near future. Each poem is followed by a short, lively essay discussing its merits and suggesting why it might be considered a classic.' (Publisher's blurb) Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2009 pg. 281-282
  • Appears in:
    y Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature Nicholas Jose (editor), Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), Anita Heiss (editor), David McCooey (editor), Peter Minter (editor), Nicole Moore (editor), Elizabeth Webby (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1590615 2009 anthology correspondence diary drama essay extract poetry prose short story (taught in 23 units)

    'Some of the best, most significant writing produced in Australia over more than two centuries is gathered in this landmark anthology. Covering all genres - from fiction, poetry and drama to diaries, letters, essays and speeches - the anthology maps the development of one of the great literatures in English in all its energy and variety.

    'The writing reflects the diverse experiences of Australians in their encounter with their extraordinary environment and with themselves. This is literature of struggle, conflict and creative survival. It is literature of lives lived at the extremes, of frontiers between cultures, of new dimensions of experience, where imagination expands.

    'This rich, informative and entertaining collection charts the formation of an Australian voice that draws inventively on Indigenous words, migrant speech and slang, with a cheeky, subversive humour always to the fore. For the first time, Aboriginal writings are interleaved with other English-language writings throughout - from Bennelong's 1796 letter to the contemporary flowering of Indigenous fiction and poetry - setting up an exchange that reveals Australian history in stark new ways.

    'From vivid settler accounts to haunting gothic tales, from raw protest to feisty urban satire and playful literary experiment, from passionate love poetry to moving memoir, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature reflects the creative eloquence of a society.

    'Chosen by a team of expert editors, who have provided illuminating essays about their selections, and with more than 500 works from over 300 authors, it is an authoritative survey and a rich world of reading to be enjoyed.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Allen and Unwin have a YouTube channel with a number of useful videos on the Anthology.

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 1329-1330
  • Appears in:
    y The Puncher & Wattmann Anthology of Australian Poetry John Leonard (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 Z1674214 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units) Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 pg. 45-46
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry Since 1788 Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1803846 2011 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major poets, and lesser-known but equally affecting ones, and all manifestations of Australian poetry since 1788, from concrete poems to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the humorous to the confessional, and from formal to free verse. Translations of some striking Aboriginal song poems are one of the high points. Containing over 1000 poems from 170 Australian poets, as well as short critical biographies, this careful reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this a superb book that can be read and enjoyed over a lifetime.' (From the publisher's website.) Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 pg. 1006-1007
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry Journal #Animal vol. 3 no. 1 2013 6447679 2013 periodical issue 2013 pg. 69-70

Works about this Work

Philip Hodgins (1959-95) : 'Shooting the Dogs' Geoff Page , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sixty Classic Australian Poems 2009; (p. 282-285)
Vulnerable Landscapes: Pastoral in the Poetry of Philip Hodgins Brendan Ryan , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 15 no. 1 2001; (p. 26-30)
Versed in the Country K. L. Iffland , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 17 July 1994; (p. 17)
Philip Hodgins (1959-95) : 'Shooting the Dogs' Geoff Page , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sixty Classic Australian Poems 2009; (p. 282-285)
Versed in the Country K. L. Iffland , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 17 July 1994; (p. 17)
Vulnerable Landscapes: Pastoral in the Poetry of Philip Hodgins Brendan Ryan , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 15 no. 1 2001; (p. 26-30)
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