Blue Bowl single work   poetry   "This pedestal bowl against the light"
  • Author: Jan Owen
Issue Details: First known date: 1999 1999
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The tilt of the bowl suggests a desire for something apart from its function as a fruit container, and reminds the writer of a doctor who would adjust her asymmetrical nipple after a check-up. They would flirt and laugh a lot, but in a year went no further. Hearing that his marriage later fell apart, she wonders if it was training or natural bent that helped keep him 'straight'?

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Stand Magazine vol. 1 no. 1 March 1999 Z892378 1999 periodical issue 1999 pg. 12
  • Appears in:
    y The Weekend Australian 9-10 November 2002 Z990944 2002 newspaper issue 2002 pg. 10 Section: Books Extra Review
  • Appears in:
    y Timedancing Jan Owen , Wollongong : Five Islands Press , 2002 Z1002721 2002 selected work poetry Wollongong : Five Islands Press , 2002 pg. 48
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    y Poems : 1980-2008 Jan Owen , Elwood : John Leonard Press , 2008 Z1526900 2008 selected work poetry Elwood : John Leonard Press , 2008 pg. 192
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry John Kinsella (editor), Camberwell : Penguin , 2009 Z1553543 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units)

    'This is a comprehensive survey of Australian poetic achievement, ranging from early colonial and indigenous verse to contemporary work, from the major poets to those who deserve to be better recognised.' (Provided by the publisher).

    Camberwell : Penguin , 2009
    pg. 267-268
  • Appears in:
    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. 699-700
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