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A Letter to My Mother extract   single work   poetry   "I not see you long time now"
Issue Details: First known date: 1983 1983
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Alternative title: Spirit Belong Mother
Notes:
Alternative title in Four Aboriginal Poets.
  • Appears in:
    y Four Aboriginal Poets Adelaide : Education Dept SA , 1983 Z873860 1983 anthology poetry Adelaide : Education Dept SA , 1983 pg. 14
  • Appears in:
    y Difference, Writings by Women Susan Hawthorne (editor), Waterloo : Waterloo Press , 1985 Z380555 1985 anthology poetry short story biography Waterloo : Waterloo Press , 1985 pg. 35
  • Appears in:
    y Inside Black Australia : An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry Kevin Gilbert (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1988 Z372806 1988 anthology poetry (taught in 3 units)

    'Inside Black Australia', is the first anthology of Aboriginal poetry to be published, it contains 150 poems by more than 40 Aboriginal writers and poets.

    Ringwood : Penguin , 1988
    pg. 24-25
  • Appears in:
    y Sin, Sweat and Sorrow : The Making of Capricornia Queensland 1840s - 1940s Liz Huf (editor), Lorna L. McDonald (editor), David A. Myers (editor), Rockhampton : Central Queensland University Press Australian Scholarly Publishing , 1993 Z91932 1993 anthology prose short story extract poetry biography drama correspondence humour satire Rockhampton : Central Queensland University Press Australian Scholarly Publishing , 1993 pg. 63
  • Appears in:
    y Reading Down Under : Australian Literary Studies Reader Amit Sarwal (editor), Reema Sarwal (editor), New Delhi : SSS Publications , 2009 Z1560703 2009 anthology criticism

    This literary reader on Australian studies for India not only investigates this central question by exploring many other facets of Australian literature especially Australian cross-cultural relationships with India and Asia. Taking a broad view of what Australian literature is, it explores the dimensions of Australian literature (national, Aboriginal, multicultural, ecocritical, postcolonial, modernist, comparative, feminist, and popular) in its varied genres of drama, poetry, autobiography. explorers' journals, short stories, literature of war, travel writing, Anglo-Indian fiction, diasporic writing, mainstream novel, nature writing, children's literature, romance, science fiction, gothic literture, horror, crime fiction, queer writing and humour. Each paper in this Reader presents different ways of "reading down under" and "performing Australianness" (Source: Backcover).

    New Delhi : SSS Publications , 2009
    pg. 184

Works about this Work

Aboriginal Poetry Now : From Dramatic Monologue to Hip Hop and Rap! Penny Van Toorn , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Down Under : Australian Literary Studies Reader 2009; (p. 182-192)
Just Poetry Noel Rowe , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Ethical Investigations : Essays on Australian Literature and Poetics 2008; (p. 177-193) Just Words? : Australian Authors Writing for Justice 2008; (p. 47-61)
Poetry and Politics : In Conflict or Conversation? Aboriginal Poetry, Peter Skrzynecki, and Bruce Dawe Bernadette Brennan , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sydney Studies in English , vol. 28 no. 2002; (p. 103-123)
'At first blush it may appear that poetry, a seemingly private language of lyric or personal experience, would have at best a very tenuous relationship with the public reality of the political. Indeed those who argue that art should be produced for art's sake, free from the tyranny of meaning and purpose, would insist that poetry and the political must operate in separate spheres. But what exactly does the term 'political' mean? 'Political' refers to the way a society organises its social life and the power relations which that organisation involves. Poetry which deals with the nature of relationships, language, history, existence, oppression, and death is, therefore, political. The relationship between poetry and the political is, however, more subtle and more profound than this neat equation suggests. In this paper readings of poems by a number of Aboriginal poets, by Peter Skrzynecki, and by Bruce Dawe, seek to uncover ways in which individual poems can offer a deeper understanding of some of the moral and political questions facing contemporary Australian society: black / white relations, asylum seekers, unemployment, and globalisation.' (Author's abstract)
Writers of Australia, "I Dips Me Lid" Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1994 single work prose
— Appears in: Oodgeroo 1994; (p. 212-228)
Poetry and Politics : In Conflict or Conversation? Aboriginal Poetry, Peter Skrzynecki, and Bruce Dawe Bernadette Brennan , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sydney Studies in English , vol. 28 no. 2002; (p. 103-123)
'At first blush it may appear that poetry, a seemingly private language of lyric or personal experience, would have at best a very tenuous relationship with the public reality of the political. Indeed those who argue that art should be produced for art's sake, free from the tyranny of meaning and purpose, would insist that poetry and the political must operate in separate spheres. But what exactly does the term 'political' mean? 'Political' refers to the way a society organises its social life and the power relations which that organisation involves. Poetry which deals with the nature of relationships, language, history, existence, oppression, and death is, therefore, political. The relationship between poetry and the political is, however, more subtle and more profound than this neat equation suggests. In this paper readings of poems by a number of Aboriginal poets, by Peter Skrzynecki, and by Bruce Dawe, seek to uncover ways in which individual poems can offer a deeper understanding of some of the moral and political questions facing contemporary Australian society: black / white relations, asylum seekers, unemployment, and globalisation.' (Author's abstract)
Aboriginal Poetry Now : From Dramatic Monologue to Hip Hop and Rap! Penny Van Toorn , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Down Under : Australian Literary Studies Reader 2009; (p. 182-192)
Just Poetry Noel Rowe , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Ethical Investigations : Essays on Australian Literature and Poetics 2008; (p. 177-193) Just Words? : Australian Authors Writing for Justice 2008; (p. 47-61)
Writers of Australia, "I Dips Me Lid" Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1994 single work prose
— Appears in: Oodgeroo 1994; (p. 212-228)
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