The Pangolins single work   poetry   "Throwing the I Ching by the northern wall"
  • Author: Jan Owen
Issue Details: First known date: 2002 2002
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  • Pangolin: Asian and African scaly anteater, from Malaysian name 'pengguling', something that rolls up.
  • Dedication: for Mulaika

Affiliation Notes

  • Associated with the AustLit subset Australian Literary Responses to 'Asia' as the work contains Asian imagery

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Quadrant vol. 46 no. 12 December 2002 Z1002412 2002 periodical issue 2002 pg. 78
  • Appears in:
    y Timedancing Jan Owen , Wollongong : Five Islands Press , 2002 Z1002721 2002 selected work poetry Wollongong : Five Islands Press , 2002 pg. 32
  • Appears in:
    y The Best Australian Poetry 2003 Martin Duwell (editor), Bronwyn Lea (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2003 Z1064350 2003 anthology poetry Selection of forty-one poems published in Australian literary journals and newspapers during 2002. Contributors' notes, pp.97-111, include authors' comments on individual poems. St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2003 pg. 58-59
  • Appears in:
    y Poems : 1980-2008 Jan Owen , Elwood : John Leonard Press , 2008 Z1526900 2008 selected work poetry Elwood : John Leonard Press , 2008 pg. 238-239
  • Appears in:
    y The Quadrant Book of Poetry 2001-2010 Les Murray (editor), Balmain : Quadrant Books , 2012 Z1847370 2012 anthology poetry '"It has been known for decades", Les Murray writes in his introduction to this collection, "that poets who might fear relegation or professional sabotage from the critical consensus of our culture have a welcome and a refuge in Quadrant—but only if they write well."

    From the second decade of his twenty years as literary editor of Quadrant, Les Murray here presents a selection of the best verse he published between 2001 and 2010.

    It is a prodigious body of work: 487 poems by 169 authors.

    These days, he observes, when poetic values are increasingly being seen as real enrichment, readers are turning to the few journals that nurture them:

    "At a time of such turn-about in the life of magazines, a Quadrant anthology seems well overdue."' (Publisher's blurb)
    Balmain : Quadrant Books , 2012
    pg. 43-44
Last amended 14 Sep 2012
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