Dedication, Written Last : For the Vernacular Republic single work   poetry   "I am seeing this: two men are sitting on a pole"
Alternative title: The Mitchells
  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1974 1974
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Alternative title: The Mitchells
Notes:
First published with title "Dedication, Written Last: For the Vernacular Republic". In all subsequent publications entitled "The Mitchells"
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    y Lunch and Counter Lunch Les Murray , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1974 Z305074 1974 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1974 pg. 1
    Note: With title : Dedication, Written Last: For the Vernacular Republic
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    y Cheeries and Quartermasters John Jenkins (editor), Carlton : Paper Castle , 1975 Z376573 1975 anthology poetry short story Carlton : Paper Castle , 1975 pg. 54
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    y Selected Poems : The Vernacular Republic Les Murray , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1976 Z303467 1976 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1976 pg. 126
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    y The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 Les Murray , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1982 Z300706 1982 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1982 pg. 136
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    y Anthology of Australian Religious Poetry Les Murray (editor), Blackburn : Collins Dove , 1986 Z212505 1986 anthology poetry Blackburn : Collins Dove , 1986 pg. 45
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    y Selected Poems Les Murray , Manchester : Carcanet , 1986 Z796575 1986 selected work poetry Manchester : Carcanet , 1986 pg. 45
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    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. 219-220
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    y The Faber Book of Modern Australian Verse Vincent Buckley (editor), London : Faber , 1991 Z563845 1991 anthology poetry war literature satire humour London : Faber , 1991 pg. 200-201
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    y Collected Poems Les Murray , Port Melbourne : Heinemann Australia , 1994 Z422024 1994 selected work poetry Port Melbourne : Heinemann Australia , 1994 pg. 117-118
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    y The Oxford Book of Modern Australian Verse Peter Porter (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 Z397894 1996 anthology poetry extract South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 pg. 133
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    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. 160
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    y New Selected Poems Les Murray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 Z918005 1998 selected work poetry Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 pg. 17
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    y New Selected Poems Les Murray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 Z918005 1998 selected work poetry New York (City) : Farrar Straus and Giroux , 2000 pg. 19
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    y Learning Human : New Selected Poems Les Murray , Manchester : Carcanet , 2001 Z1153302 2001 selected work poetry Manchester : Carcanet , 2001 pg. 13
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    y The Canberra Times 7 February 2004 Z1096727 2004 newspaper issue 2004 pg. 6a Section: Panorama (Books.etc)
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    y 80 Great Poems from Chaucer to Now Geoff Page (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2006 Z1313999 2006 anthology poetry criticism A collection of Page's criticisms previously published separately in the Canberra Times under the title 'ReVerse'. Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2006 pg. 291
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    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. 173
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    y The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray Les Murray , Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2012 Z1897512 2012 selected work poetry 'From his life’s work so far, spanning more than four decades, Les Murray has selected these 100 poems, his personal best. Including classics such as 'The Broad Bean Sermon', 'An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow' and 'The Dream of Wearing Shorts Forever', this elegant hardback is guaranteed to delight Murray fans and introduce new readers to his work. This is a wonderful gift, and a treasure trove of the best poems ever written in Australia.' (From the publisher's website.) Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2012 pg. 7
Alternative title: Die Mitchells
First line of verse: "Ich sehe folgendes: zwei Männer sitzen auf einem Mast,"
Language: German

Works about this Work

Les Murray (1938- ) : 'The Mitchells' Geoff Page , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sixty Classic Australian Poems 2009; (p. 173-176)
The Other Shore Is Here : Contemporary Poetry of the Sacred Bill Ashcroft , Frances Devlin-Glass , Lyn McCredden , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Intimate Horizons : The Post-Colonial Sacred in Australian Literature 2009; (p. 243-286)
Les Murray: The Mitchells Geoff Page , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Five Bells , Winter vol. 13 no. 3 2006; (p. 30-32)
ReVerse Geoff Page , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 February 2004; (p. 6a) 80 Great Poems from Chaucer to Now 2006; (p. 291-294)
The Vernacular Republic : Les Murray's Poetic Transcription of Popular Culture Anurag Sharma , 1995-1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Commonwealth Review , vol. 7 no. 1 1995-1996; (p. 28-41)
The article analyses four poems by Murray, suggesting that 'for Murray the poet, the notion of convergence of three cultures - Aboriginal, rural and urban - is one of the basic planks of what he terms as Vernacular Republic' (40).
An English Reading of Les Murray John Lucas , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meridian , May vol. 12 no. 1 1993; (p. 76-83)
Family and the Father in the Poetry of Les A. Murray Lawrence Bourke , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 13 no. 3 1988; (p. 282-295)
ReVerse Geoff Page , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 February 2004; (p. 6a) 80 Great Poems from Chaucer to Now 2006; (p. 291-294)
Les Murray: The Mitchells Geoff Page , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Five Bells , Winter vol. 13 no. 3 2006; (p. 30-32)
Les Murray (1938- ) : 'The Mitchells' Geoff Page , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sixty Classic Australian Poems 2009; (p. 173-176)
The Other Shore Is Here : Contemporary Poetry of the Sacred Bill Ashcroft , Frances Devlin-Glass , Lyn McCredden , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Intimate Horizons : The Post-Colonial Sacred in Australian Literature 2009; (p. 243-286)
An English Reading of Les Murray John Lucas , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meridian , May vol. 12 no. 1 1993; (p. 76-83)
Family and the Father in the Poetry of Les A. Murray Lawrence Bourke , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 13 no. 3 1988; (p. 282-295)
The Vernacular Republic : Les Murray's Poetic Transcription of Popular Culture Anurag Sharma , 1995-1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Commonwealth Review , vol. 7 no. 1 1995-1996; (p. 28-41)
The article analyses four poems by Murray, suggesting that 'for Murray the poet, the notion of convergence of three cultures - Aboriginal, rural and urban - is one of the basic planks of what he terms as Vernacular Republic' (40).
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