yAustralian Verse : An Oxford AnthologyJohn Leonard
Melbourne:Oxford University Press,1998Z4612071998anthology poetry (taught in 1 units)A thorough survey of poetry by Australians in English, beginning with a selection of contemporary work by younger poets, and going backward in time to the early colonial period. In addition to poems in the literary tradition, it indudes performance poetry, convict songs and old bush ballads. An extensive selection has been provided from the work of five major twentieth-century poets: Les Murray, Gwen Harwood, Judith Wright, A.D. Hope and Kenneth Slessor. Several features are provided to assist the reader: the date of first publication of each poem is provided; footnotes explain unfamiliar words and allusions; and brief biographical notes assist in locating each poet in his or her place in time.Melbourne:Oxford University Press,1998
The issue includes A Thylazine Guest Editorial by Elaine Schwager; Sighting by John Kinsella; The Poetry of MML Bliss selected by Coral Hull; The City is the Art that We Have Built by Coral Hull; To be an English-Speaking Chinese? by Ouyang Yu; Twelve Australian Poets At Work selected by Coral Hull; Museum of Silence: Photography by Melita Dahl; The Poet as Fraud: A Composite by Stephen Oliver; Working with Coral Hull on Zoo by John Kinsella; The Poetry of Tony Birch selected by Coral Hull; and Ten Australian Poets Series 3: Brett Dionysius, Chris Mansell, Ouyang Yu, Pam Brown, Subhash Jaireth, Jill Jones, Kim Downs, Jayne Fenton Keane, Trevor Poulton, Colleen Burke.
'Urban Myths: 210 Poems brings the best work to date from a poet considered one of the most original of his generation in Australia, together with a generous selection of new work. Smart, wry and very stylish, John Tranter’s poems investigate the vagaries of perception and the ability of language to converge life, imagination and art so that we arrive, unexpectedly, at the deepest human mysteries.' (Publication summary)
'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).