The Cafe of Situations single work   poetry   "In this cafe they have solved the problem of names."
Is part of In Transit : A Sonnet Square Martin Johnston 1984 sequence poetry
  • Author: Martin Johnston
Issue Details: First known date: 1984 1984
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  • The sixth poem in the sequence 'In Transit : A Sonnet Square'.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Dedication: For Grace Edwards
  • Appears in:
    y The Typewriter Considered as a Bee-Trap Martin Johnston , Sydney : Hale and Iremonger , 1984 Z384877 1984 selected work poetry Sydney : Hale and Iremonger , 1984 pg. 30
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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. 326
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    y On the Move : Australian Poets in Europe Geoff Page (editor), Springwood : Butterfly Books , 1992 Z482133 1992 anthology poetry humour war literature Springwood : Butterfly Books , 1992 pg. 117
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    y Martin Johnston : Selected Poems and Prose Martin Johnston , John Tranter (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993 Z230011 1993 selected work poetry prose extract biography criticism interview St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993 pg. 61
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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. 193
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    y Jacket no. 1 October 1997 Z893629 1997 periodical issue 1997
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    y The Indigo Book of Modern Australian Sonnets Geoff Page (editor), Charnwood : Indigo , 2003 Z1079824 2003 anthology poetry extract A selection of almost two hundred sonnets written by Australians between 1945-2003. Charnwood : Indigo , 2003 pg. 94
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    y Australian Poetry Since 1788 Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1803846 2011 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major poets, and lesser-known but equally affecting ones, and all manifestations of Australian poetry since 1788, from concrete poems to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the humorous to the confessional, and from formal to free verse. Translations of some striking Aboriginal song poems are one of the high points. Containing over 1000 poems from 170 Australian poets, as well as short critical biographies, this careful reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this a superb book that can be read and enjoyed over a lifetime.' (From the publisher's website.) Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 pg. 781-782
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