y The Bird Catcher's Song : A Salt Anthology of Contemporary Poetry anthology   poetry   short story   extract   criticism  
Issue Details: First known date: 1992 1992 of Salt est. 1990-2004
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Applecross, Melville area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Salt Publishing , 1992 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Bird-Catcher's Songi"Because it is my work, to catch bee-eaters,", Robert Adamson , 1992 single work poetry (p. 2)
The Boat with an Empty Mindi"Nine cats float their eyes above the shore;", Robert Adamson , 1992 single work poetry (p. 3-4)
Boatman of the Glowi"My grandfather walked down Blue's Point twilights", Robert Adamson , 1991 single work poetry (p. 5-7)
Before the Hooki"`Gitch yer friggin hands offa me glass;", Robert Adamson , 1992 single work poetry (p. 9-10)
Rabbiting, Hill Endi"A feather circled down into the misted scrub,", Robert Adamson , 1992 single work poetry (p. 11)
The Kitei"Great mudflats surrounded Lion Island", Robert Adamson , 1992 single work poetry (p. 12)
Kenneth Slessor Dancing (for Geoffrey Dutton)i"Whenever he looked through windows, in life or poetry", Robert Adamson , 1992 single work poetry (p. 13-14)
Over Our Roof Windsi"Criss-cross and bring metaphoric", Robert Adamson , 1992 single work poetry (p. 15)
What Love Takesi"They are being killed as we speak love", Robert Adamson , 1992 single work poetry (p. 16)
The Old Childreni"They speak for themselves, though in a code", Robert Adamson , 1989 single work poetry Street Kids (p. 17)
Political Alchemyi"The Great Work is neither false or true", Robert Adamson , 1992 single work poetry (p. 18)
Another Grave Yard Shifti"A zone you say is not a place for work,", Robert Adamson , 1992 single work poetry (p. 19-20)
Sonnet for Christopher Brennani"Here's poor Chris playing the drunken mage,", Robert Adamson , 1991 single work poetry (p. 21)
In Our Time (after Miklos Radnoti)i"I live in the world at a time", Robert Adamson , 1992 single work poetry (p. 22)
Mary Durnello's Song (for Juno)i"Mary Durnello wanted to write poems", Robert Adamson , 1990 single work poetry (p. 23)
The Koori Pit-Stop Interlude, Robert Adamson , 1992 single work short story (p. 24-27)
A Sugar Bag of Trout, Robert Adamson , 1992 single work short story (p. 28-30)
An Art Historian with a Church for a Burrow, J. S. Harry , 1992 single work poetry (p. 33)
Peter Henry Lepus : An Art Historian with a Church for a Burrowi"Looking for the grass", J. S. Harry , 1992 single work poetry (p. 33-35)
Incomplete Observation of Processi"The brown rocking-chair", J. S. Harry , 1992 single work poetry (p. 36-38)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Applecross, Melville area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Salt Publishing , 1992 .
      Extent: 247p.
      Description: illus., ports.
      Note/s:
      • This anthology represents issues 3 and 4 of Salt Literary Journal (from verso of title page).
      ISBN: 0646078399

Works about this Work

The Environmental Ethics of Australian Nature Poems Norbert H. Platz , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 81-101)
‘The basic contention inspiring this paper is: poets care about Australia’s physical environment and human survival in Australia. Australian literature contains a substantial body of knowledge that could be deployed to constitute the imaginative core of an environmental ethic. Thus a great many Australian literary texts could be studied with the purpose of helping to usher in the desirable concept of an environmentally literate community. The essay is divided into two sections. Section one will provide a brief survey of environmental ethics. This survey is followed by the exposition of six deontic or prescriptive outlines, to be supplemented by some eudaemonic considerations. The latter envisage the notion of the ‘good life,’ in harmony with nature. In section two, important insights furnished by environmental ethics will be used as an orientation towards identifying the environmental concerns shown in a variety of Australian nature poems. Among the authors considered are Bruce Dawe, Dorothy Hewett, John Kinsella, Mark O’Connor, John Shaw Neilson, Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker), and last but not least Judith Wright. As will be seen, there are many convergences and correspondences between the basic claims made by environmental ethics, and the environmental insights and experiences that have been accumulated in a noteworthy corpus of Australian nature poems. What is enshrined in these poems is the ‘collective prudence,’ not only of a cultural elite, but also of the modern Everyman.’ (Author’s abstract p.81)
Mind-Blowing Lines for the In Crowd Heather Cam , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 June 1992; (p. 43)

— Review of The Bird Catcher's Song : A Salt Anthology of Contemporary Poetry 1992 anthology poetry short story extract criticism ; New and Selected Poems John Forbes 1992 selected work poetry
Untitled Helen Horton , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , November vol. 4 no. 3 1992; (p. 98)

— Review of The Bird Catcher's Song : A Salt Anthology of Contemporary Poetry 1992 anthology poetry short story extract criticism ; Going Down Swinging no. 12 1992 periodical issue
Untitled Michael Sharkey , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , Summer vol. 37 no. 4 1992; (p. 101-104)

— Review of The Bird Catcher's Song : A Salt Anthology of Contemporary Poetry 1992 anthology poetry short story extract criticism
Mind-Blowing Lines for the In Crowd Heather Cam , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 June 1992; (p. 43)

— Review of The Bird Catcher's Song : A Salt Anthology of Contemporary Poetry 1992 anthology poetry short story extract criticism ; New and Selected Poems John Forbes 1992 selected work poetry
Untitled Helen Horton , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , November vol. 4 no. 3 1992; (p. 98)

— Review of The Bird Catcher's Song : A Salt Anthology of Contemporary Poetry 1992 anthology poetry short story extract criticism ; Going Down Swinging no. 12 1992 periodical issue
Untitled Michael Sharkey , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , Summer vol. 37 no. 4 1992; (p. 101-104)

— Review of The Bird Catcher's Song : A Salt Anthology of Contemporary Poetry 1992 anthology poetry short story extract criticism
The Environmental Ethics of Australian Nature Poems Norbert H. Platz , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 81-101)
‘The basic contention inspiring this paper is: poets care about Australia’s physical environment and human survival in Australia. Australian literature contains a substantial body of knowledge that could be deployed to constitute the imaginative core of an environmental ethic. Thus a great many Australian literary texts could be studied with the purpose of helping to usher in the desirable concept of an environmentally literate community. The essay is divided into two sections. Section one will provide a brief survey of environmental ethics. This survey is followed by the exposition of six deontic or prescriptive outlines, to be supplemented by some eudaemonic considerations. The latter envisage the notion of the ‘good life,’ in harmony with nature. In section two, important insights furnished by environmental ethics will be used as an orientation towards identifying the environmental concerns shown in a variety of Australian nature poems. Among the authors considered are Bruce Dawe, Dorothy Hewett, John Kinsella, Mark O’Connor, John Shaw Neilson, Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker), and last but not least Judith Wright. As will be seen, there are many convergences and correspondences between the basic claims made by environmental ethics, and the environmental insights and experiences that have been accumulated in a noteworthy corpus of Australian nature poems. What is enshrined in these poems is the ‘collective prudence,’ not only of a cultural elite, but also of the modern Everyman.’ (Author’s abstract p.81)
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