The Elephant Graveyard sequence   poetry  
Issue Details: First known date: 2000 2000
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The Period of Mourning i "For months, even years afterwards", John Mateer , 2000 single work poetry
— Appears in: Barefoot Speech 2000; (p. 48) Elsewhere 2007; (p. 29)
Vultures i "Dropping out of the sky, thudding against the ground", John Mateer , 2000 single work poetry
— Appears in: Barefoot Speech 2000; (p. 48) Elsewhere 2007; (p. 28)
The Dying Matriarch i "The dying matriarch fell", John Mateer , 2000 single work poetry
— Appears in: Barefoot Speech 2000; (p. 47) Elsewhere 2007; (p. 27)
Culling i "Across the vast thorny kilometres of semi-desert", John Mateer , 2000 single work poetry
— Appears in: Barefoot Speech 2000; (p. 46) Elsewhere 2007; (p. 26)
Uncle i "The American in front of me", John Mateer , 2000 single work poetry
— Appears in: Barefoot Speech 2000; (p. 45) Elsewhere 2007; (p. 25)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Barefoot Speech John Mateer , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2000 Z481117 2000 selected work poetry Mateer's third collection of poems moves through issues as diverse as sexuality, supermarkets and Aboriginal presence to a powerful revisiting of his place of birth, South Africa. Written in 1995, following the first free election, the South African poems are meditations on memory and political change. The collection concludes with consideration of the relationship between the human and the Australian natural world. Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2000 pg. 45-48
  • Appears in:
    y Elsewhere John Mateer , Cambridge : Salt Publishing , 2007 Z1463053 2007 selected work poetry Cambridge : Salt Publishing , 2007 pg. 25-29
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