Making single work   poetry   "That a man should wonder"
  • Author: David Malouf
Issue Details: First known date: 2000 2000
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  • Poem read as conclusion to the Neustadt lecture. Malouf commented : "It's a tribute to all forms of making, from the grandest to the most humble, as a sign of our human need to come home to the world we live in, to make a home of whatever things, small or large, that we have added to it."

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  • Appears in:
    y World Literature Today vol. 74 no. 4 Autumn William Riggan (editor), 2000 Z902381 2000 periodical issue Includes a brief, illustrated chronology of Malouf's life and a brief bibliography of his works. 2000 pg. 705
  • Appears in:
    y Typewriter Music David Malouf , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2007 Z1367652 2007 selected work poetry

    'David Malouf's brilliant collection of poems begins with a memory of new love - with 'grace unasked for, urgencies that boom under the pocket of a shirt' - and ends in the intimate territory of the long-familiar where there is no need for words. This volume is marked by an astonishing breadth of intelligence and erudition, yet steps lightly among the objects of our lives and the wonder of everyday replenishments. Everywhere the poems affirm the mystical delights of music, angels and fields where 'first to gather are the starlings in unquiet flocks. Then quietly, the stars'.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2007
    pg. 24
Last amended 23 Apr 2008
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