y The Pomelo Tree selected work   poetry  
Issue Details: First known date: 1999 1999
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Notes

  • Dedication: For Jesse, Gillian and Ben.
  • Epigraph: In terms of Feng shui, the geomancer's science of right location, the tortoise, symbolising solidity, middle earth, is at the centre, the South China Sea, the islands, Middle Kingdom at the top. China is the perfect country, their maps prove it. After G. Crane, Bones of the Master.

Affiliation Notes

  • Associated with the AustLit subset Australian Literary Responses to 'Asia' as the entire work represents aspects of the Chinese presence in Australia. The poems are written from the 'Chinese perspective' and 'adopt Chinese voices'.

    (Source: 'Winning or Losing in the Translation?' by Margaret Bradstock in Five Bells vol.8. no.1, January 2001, p.18-20.)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Charnwood, Belconnen area, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: Ginninderra Press , 1999 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Longevity Medicinei"Spring comes early", Margaret Bradstock , 1999 single work poetry (p. 13)
Sojourneri"At my command", Margaret Bradstock , 1999 single work poetry (p. 14-15)
'Let Your Light So Shine...'i"Because of Christian missionaries", Margaret Bradstock , 1999 single work poetry (p. 16)
The Long Corridori"Wind wrinkles", Margaret Bradstock , 1993 single work poetry (p. 17-18)
The Lesbian Silk-Spinners of Shunde County : Ii"There is the winter-flowering plum tree", Margaret Bradstock , 1999 single work poetry (p. 19)
Moon Festivali"First time I saw you", Margaret Bradstock , 1996 single work poetry (p. 20)
Epithalamiumi"I wanted to", Margaret Bradstock , 1996 single work poetry (p. 21)
The Hairdressing Ceremonyi"Your face in the mirror", Margaret Bradstock , 1999 single work poetry (p. 22)
The Winding Riveri"Like frogs at the bottom of a well", Margaret Bradstock , 1999 single work poetry (p. 23)
Reeling the Silki"Like locusts the Japanese came", Margaret Bradstock , 1999 single work poetry (p. 24)
Mak Sai Ying - Publican, 1829i"Out here at The Lion", Margaret Bradstock , 1999 single work poetry (p. 27)
Chinaman's Lucki"Chinese driven from the diggings", Margaret Bradstock , 1999 single work poetry (p. 28)
The Saga of Lambing Flati"'Rule Britannia!", Margaret Bradstock , 1999 single work poetry (p. 29)
Cavenagh Street, Palmerston, 1881i"'Sun Wah Loong, Storekeeper and Importer", Margaret Bradstock , 1999 single work poetry (p. 30)
Heavenly Flowersi"In China", Margaret Bradstock , 1999 single work poetry (p. 31-32)
Tom See Poy, c1882i"He moved to Innisfail", Margaret Bradstock , 1999 single work poetry (p. 33)
Wreck of the Chang Chow off Fraser Island, October 1884i"Maybe the compass needle spun wildly", Margaret Bradstock , 1999 single work poetry (p. 34)
Opium Dream, Melbourne, 1888i"The green geese fly", Margaret Bradstock , 1999 single work poetry (p. 35)
Mei Quong Tart (1850-1903)i"Born under the dragon throne", Margaret Bradstock , 1999 single work poetry (p. 36-38)
Market Gardensi"Gardens above gardens", Margaret Bradstock , 1999 single work poetry (p. 39)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Writer in the Garden Carolyn Van Langenberg , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Poetry Macao , September no. 2 2008;
'My paper looks at how I use poetry to write with personal, political and historical edge, showing the influences of Seamus Heaney, Jon Silkin, Ted Hughes and many Australians. I make specific mention of Margaret Bradstock. My emphasis focuses on the shape and purpose of poetic linguistics that describes or infuses poetry with a sense of place and placement.' -- From the introduction
Pomelo Tree Louise Waller , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Idiom 23 , November vol. 18 no. 2006; (p. 108)

— Review of The Pomelo Tree Margaret Bradstock 1999 selected work poetry
Indicators : New Poetry Kerry Leves , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 170 2003; (p. 135-138)

— Review of Otherland no. 8 2002 periodical issue ; Girl With Green Hair Liz Hall-Downs 2000 selected work poetry ; The Pomelo Tree Margaret Bradstock 1999 selected work poetry ; Max is Missing Peter Porter 2001 selected work poetry ; Itinerant Blues Sam Wagan Watson 2002 selected work poetry ; Flying Blind Debbie Westbury 2002 selected work poetry ; The Clothes-Prop Man : Poems from the South Para Reservoir Martin R. Johnson 2002 selected work poetry ; The Ventriloquist's Child Clayton Hansen 2001 selected work poetry short story
Talking Trilaterally Carolyn Van Langenberg , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , October vol. 29 no. 2 2002; (p. 91-95)

— Review of The Pomelo Tree Margaret Bradstock 1999 selected work poetry ; Itinerant Blues Sam Wagan Watson 2002 selected work poetry
Recent Writing Ralph Wessman , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , December no. 26 2002; (p. 196-212)

— Review of Drowning Ophelia Roland Leach 2000 selected work poetry ; East Timor Poems John Joseph Encarnação 1979 selected work poetry ; The Pomelo Tree Margaret Bradstock 1999 selected work poetry ; To Fly Again Ray Stuart 2001 selected work poetry ; Island no. 89 Autumn 2002 periodical issue ; Home Town Burial : Personal and Autobiographical Poems Martin R. Johnson 2002 selected work poetry ; Poems for a Paranoid Generation Juliet Paine 2001 selected work poetry
Winning or Losing in the Translation? Margaret Bradstock , 2000 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , December no. 22 2000; (p. 119-121) Five Bells , January vol. 8 no. 1 2001; (p. 18-20)
Bradstock details her experience of writing 'a collection of poems on the Chinese presence in Australia'. She enunciates her reasons for the project, examines the ethical issues she faced and looks at the benefits she has received.
Talking Trilaterally Carolyn Van Langenberg , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , October vol. 29 no. 2 2002; (p. 91-95)

— Review of The Pomelo Tree Margaret Bradstock 1999 selected work poetry ; Itinerant Blues Sam Wagan Watson 2002 selected work poetry
Recent Writing Ralph Wessman , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , December no. 26 2002; (p. 196-212)

— Review of Drowning Ophelia Roland Leach 2000 selected work poetry ; East Timor Poems John Joseph Encarnação 1979 selected work poetry ; The Pomelo Tree Margaret Bradstock 1999 selected work poetry ; To Fly Again Ray Stuart 2001 selected work poetry ; Island no. 89 Autumn 2002 periodical issue ; Home Town Burial : Personal and Autobiographical Poems Martin R. Johnson 2002 selected work poetry ; Poems for a Paranoid Generation Juliet Paine 2001 selected work poetry
Indicators : New Poetry Kerry Leves , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 170 2003; (p. 135-138)

— Review of Otherland no. 8 2002 periodical issue ; Girl With Green Hair Liz Hall-Downs 2000 selected work poetry ; The Pomelo Tree Margaret Bradstock 1999 selected work poetry ; Max is Missing Peter Porter 2001 selected work poetry ; Itinerant Blues Sam Wagan Watson 2002 selected work poetry ; Flying Blind Debbie Westbury 2002 selected work poetry ; The Clothes-Prop Man : Poems from the South Para Reservoir Martin R. Johnson 2002 selected work poetry ; The Ventriloquist's Child Clayton Hansen 2001 selected work poetry short story
Pomelo Tree Louise Waller , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Idiom 23 , November vol. 18 no. 2006; (p. 108)

— Review of The Pomelo Tree Margaret Bradstock 1999 selected work poetry
Writer in the Garden Carolyn Van Langenberg , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Poetry Macao , September no. 2 2008;
'My paper looks at how I use poetry to write with personal, political and historical edge, showing the influences of Seamus Heaney, Jon Silkin, Ted Hughes and many Australians. I make specific mention of Margaret Bradstock. My emphasis focuses on the shape and purpose of poetic linguistics that describes or infuses poetry with a sense of place and placement.' -- From the introduction
Winning or Losing in the Translation? Margaret Bradstock , 2000 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , December no. 22 2000; (p. 119-121) Five Bells , January vol. 8 no. 1 2001; (p. 18-20)
Bradstock details her experience of writing 'a collection of poems on the Chinese presence in Australia'. She enunciates her reasons for the project, examines the ethical issues she faced and looks at the benefits she has received.
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