At Cooloolah single work   poetry   "The blue crane fishing in Cooloolah's twilight"
Issue Details: First known date: 1954 1954
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Alternative title: At Lake Cooloolah
Alternative title: At Cooloola
  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 75 no. 3882 7 July 1954 Z628990 1954 periodical issue 1954 pg. 20
  • Appears in:
    y The Two Fires Judith Wright , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1955 Z559814 1955 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1955 pg. 30
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    y Five Senses : Selected Poems Judith Wright , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1963 Z563031 1963 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1963 pg. 108
    Note: With title: At Cooloolah
  • Appears in:
    y Judith Wright : Collected Poems, 1942-1970 Judith Wright , Cremorne : Angus and Robertson , 1971 Z563360 1971 selected work poetry Cremorne : Angus and Robertson , 1971 pg. 140-141
  • Appears in:
    y My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years Leonie Kramer (editor), Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 Z1067493 1985 anthology poetry short story Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 pg. 131
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    y Two Centuries of Australian Poetry Mark O'Connor (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1988 Z322247 1988 anthology poetry criticism Contains poems grouped into 18 thematic sections (19 in 2nd. ed.) ; each section has an introduction, notes and suggestions for study activities and further study. Biographical notes on authors and indexes also included. Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1988 pg. 27
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    y A Human Pattern : Selected Poems Judith Wright , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 Z9022 1990 selected work poetry (taught in 3 units)

    'Judith Wright's own definitive selection of her poetry, covering the best and most memorable of her remarkable oeuvre.

    'From the elegant and moving precision of the first collection, The Moving Image (1946), to the political passion of Phantom Dwelling (1985), Wright's poetry speaks with intelligence and courage - and gracefully sensuous imagery.

    'Forty years of poetic production from Australia's best-loved poet.' (Publication summary)

    North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990
    pg. 83
  • Appears in:
    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. 62-63
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry in the Twentieth Century Robert Gray (editor), Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1991 Z27032 1991 anthology poetry Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1991 pg. 165-166
  • Appears in:
    y Collected Poems 1942-1985 Judith Wright , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1994 Z501989 1994 selected work poetry war literature satire (taught in 8 units) Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1994 pg. 140-141
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    y The Oxford Book of Australian Women's Verse Susan Lever (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1995 Z566500 1995 anthology poetry biography South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1995 pg. 81-82
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    y Australian Verse : An Oxford Anthology John Leonard (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 Z461207 1998 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) A thorough survey of poetry by Australians in English, beginning with a selection of contemporary work by younger poets, and going backward in time to the early colonial period. In addition to poems in the literary tradition, it indudes performance poetry, convict songs and old bush ballads. An extensive selection has been provided from the work of five major twentieth-century poets: Les Murray, Gwen Harwood, Judith Wright, A.D. Hope and Kenneth Slessor. Several features are provided to assist the reader: the date of first publication of each poem is provided; footnotes explain unfamiliar words and allusions; and brief biographical notes assist in locating each poet in his or her place in time. Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 pg. 207
  • Appears in:
    y Half a Lifetime Judith Wright , Patricia Clarke (editor), Melbourne : Text Publishing , 1999 Z436604 1999 single work autobiography

    'In this luminous memoir, Judith Wright takes the reader on an intimate journey into the first half of her life. She tells how her stern forebears became prominent pastoralists in northern New South Wales, and describes with stunning clarity the landscapes she grew up in.'

    'She remembers her first encounters with words and the emergence of her consciousness of self. She movingly describes her mother’s death. And she recounts her resolution to escape from this world she loved in order to be free.'

    'In Brisbane during the war Wright met Jack McKinney, a philosopher who became her lover, and her intellectual companion in her commitment to the environment, the rights of Aboriginal people, and the possibility of leading a just life.'

    'Half a Lifetime includes a number of Wright’s best-loved poems, and many never before published photographs. Sensuous, honest and intelligent, this is an unforgettable autobiography by a great Australian writer.'

    Melbourne : Text Publishing , 1999
    pg. 293-294
  • Appears in:
    y Poetry Review vol. 89 no. 1 Spring 1999 Z592129 1999 periodical issue The Republic of Sprawl 1999 pg. 57
  • Appears in:
    y Overland no. 154 Autumn 1999 Z592389 1999 periodical issue 1999 pg. 36
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    y Sunlines : An Anthology of Poetry to Celebrate Australia's Harmony in Diversity Anne Fairbairn (editor), Canberra : Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs , 2002 Z948024 2002 anthology poetry Canberra : Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs , 2002 pg. 47-48
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    y Hot Iron Corrugated Sky : 100 Years of Queensland Writing Robyn Sheahan-Bright (editor), Stuart Glover (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2002 Z985122 2002 anthology poetry short story essay autobiography extract Contains over forty excerpts from Queensland literature in the period 1901-2001 together with eleven new essays by contemporary Queensland writers. St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2002 pg. 148-149
  • 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. 179-180
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    y Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature Nicholas Jose (editor), Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), Anita Heiss (editor), David McCooey (editor), Peter Minter (editor), Nicole Moore (editor), Elizabeth Webby (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1590615 2009 anthology correspondence diary drama essay extract poetry prose short story (taught in 23 units)

    'Some of the best, most significant writing produced in Australia over more than two centuries is gathered in this landmark anthology. Covering all genres - from fiction, poetry and drama to diaries, letters, essays and speeches - the anthology maps the development of one of the great literatures in English in all its energy and variety.

    'The writing reflects the diverse experiences of Australians in their encounter with their extraordinary environment and with themselves. This is literature of struggle, conflict and creative survival. It is literature of lives lived at the extremes, of frontiers between cultures, of new dimensions of experience, where imagination expands.

    'This rich, informative and entertaining collection charts the formation of an Australian voice that draws inventively on Indigenous words, migrant speech and slang, with a cheeky, subversive humour always to the fore. For the first time, Aboriginal writings are interleaved with other English-language writings throughout - from Bennelong's 1796 letter to the contemporary flowering of Indigenous fiction and poetry - setting up an exchange that reveals Australian history in stark new ways.

    'From vivid settler accounts to haunting gothic tales, from raw protest to feisty urban satire and playful literary experiment, from passionate love poetry to moving memoir, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature reflects the creative eloquence of a society.

    'Chosen by a team of expert editors, who have provided illuminating essays about their selections, and with more than 500 works from over 300 authors, it is an authoritative survey and a rich world of reading to be enjoyed.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Allen and Unwin have a YouTube channel with a number of useful videos on the Anthology.

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 596-597
  • Appears in:
    y The Puncher & Wattmann Anthology of Australian Poetry John Leonard (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 Z1674214 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units) Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 pg. 260
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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. 401
  • Appears in:
    y Sense, Shape, Symbol : An Investigation of Australian Poetry Brian Keyte (editor), Putney : Phoenix Education , 2013 6310209 2013 anthology criticism poetry

    'Sense, Shape, Symbol is an investigation of Australian poetry. It explores the ways in which poets succeed, or fail, in their attempts to bring their experience to life.

    Their primary raw materials are the five senses - sight, sound, smell, taste and touch - the means by which we all experience our world.

    Poets also like to experiment with the shape of their writing, starting with the qualities of vowels and consonants, of syllables, and of rhyme, metre and rhythm.

    Working poets make particular use of the metaphor, of the connections that they suggest between normally unlike things, to express their response to their subject.

    The collection explores the work of five poets who have played an important, influential part in the development of Australian poetry: Judith Wright, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, David Malouf, Les Murray and Mark O’Connor.

    The final chapter looks at some of the common concerns that can create conflict in our lives, such as gender, race, age, and socio-economic status, and other issues that create fear and that encourage hope.

    The collection is intended to allow readers to become familiar with the techniques that poets use, and to develop their own poetic writing in an informed way.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Putney : Phoenix Education , 2013
    pg. 127

Works about this Work

The Moving Image of Place : Judith Wright Bill Ashcroft , Frances Devlin-Glass , Lyn McCredden , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Intimate Horizons : The Post-Colonial Sacred in Australian Literature 2009; (p. 141-163)
y The God-Shaped Hole : Responding to the Good News in Australia Veronica Brady , Adelaide : ATF Press , 2008 Z1533434 2008 selected work criticism This book brings together a selection of Veronica Brady's critical addresses arguing that there are novels and poems that bear witness to the mystery of 'God' or an 'Other' who speaks through others.
'An Entangled Kind of Haunting' : Judith Wright and Uncanny Australia Toby Davidson , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Philament , December no. 13 2008; (p. 1-19)
'Ken Gelder and Jane Jacobs' Uncanny Australia (1998), along with Judith Wright's poetry, analyses and responds to the Australian ghost story. Wright does this through poeticised connections of land, history and family and Gelder-Jacobs through postcolonial criticism. This paper investigates how a combined reading of the two can offer new insights into Australian ghost stories and the poetics of haunting' (Philament editors: Bernadette Cantrall, Dreu Harrison and James McLeod).

Just Poetry Noel Rowe , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Ethical Investigations : Essays on Australian Literature and Poetics 2008; (p. 177-193) Just Words? : Australian Authors Writing for Justice 2008; (p. 47-61)
The Literature of Extinction Andrew McCann , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 65 no. 1 2006; (p. 48-54)
'Identifies some disturbing continuities in colonial and postcolonial imaginings of indigenous fates'. (Meanjin)
Sacred Ground : An Exploration Veronica Brady , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 86 2006; (p. 91-98, notes [185-188])
The Poetic of Place: Judith Wright's 'At Cooloola'. An Australian View. Veronica Brady , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Le Simplegadi , October no. 4 2006; (p. 28-35)
'The article denounces the crisis that present-day technological civilization has in its relation with the land, usually considered an object to exploit and conquer; the author advocates the need to develop a "poetics of place" inspired by the respectful relationship that other civilizations have been able to establish with their land. The analysis of Judith Wright's literary work shows the complexity of an Australian view that explores the link between Aboriginal people and the land, and the way in which white settlement interrupted it.'
Terms of Engagement: Multiculturalism, Nation and Literature Con Castan , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: 'And What Books Do You Read?' : New Studies in Australian Literature 1996; (p. 76-86)
Dissolving into Landscape : Psyche, Earth and Sacrifice (from Edge of the Sacred : Transformation in Australia) David J. Tacey , 1993 extract
— Appears in: Island , Spring no. 56 1993; (p. 45-49)
The Literature of Extinction Andrew McCann , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 65 no. 1 2006; (p. 48-54)
'Identifies some disturbing continuities in colonial and postcolonial imaginings of indigenous fates'. (Meanjin)
Sacred Ground : An Exploration Veronica Brady , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 86 2006; (p. 91-98, notes [185-188])
The Poetic of Place: Judith Wright's 'At Cooloola'. An Australian View. Veronica Brady , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Le Simplegadi , October no. 4 2006; (p. 28-35)
'The article denounces the crisis that present-day technological civilization has in its relation with the land, usually considered an object to exploit and conquer; the author advocates the need to develop a "poetics of place" inspired by the respectful relationship that other civilizations have been able to establish with their land. The analysis of Judith Wright's literary work shows the complexity of an Australian view that explores the link between Aboriginal people and the land, and the way in which white settlement interrupted it.'
y The God-Shaped Hole : Responding to the Good News in Australia Veronica Brady , Adelaide : ATF Press , 2008 Z1533434 2008 selected work criticism This book brings together a selection of Veronica Brady's critical addresses arguing that there are novels and poems that bear witness to the mystery of 'God' or an 'Other' who speaks through others.
'An Entangled Kind of Haunting' : Judith Wright and Uncanny Australia Toby Davidson , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Philament , December no. 13 2008; (p. 1-19)
'Ken Gelder and Jane Jacobs' Uncanny Australia (1998), along with Judith Wright's poetry, analyses and responds to the Australian ghost story. Wright does this through poeticised connections of land, history and family and Gelder-Jacobs through postcolonial criticism. This paper investigates how a combined reading of the two can offer new insights into Australian ghost stories and the poetics of haunting' (Philament editors: Bernadette Cantrall, Dreu Harrison and James McLeod).

Just Poetry Noel Rowe , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Ethical Investigations : Essays on Australian Literature and Poetics 2008; (p. 177-193) Just Words? : Australian Authors Writing for Justice 2008; (p. 47-61)
The Moving Image of Place : Judith Wright Bill Ashcroft , Frances Devlin-Glass , Lyn McCredden , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Intimate Horizons : The Post-Colonial Sacred in Australian Literature 2009; (p. 141-163)
Dissolving into Landscape : Psyche, Earth and Sacrifice (from Edge of the Sacred : Transformation in Australia) David J. Tacey , 1993 extract
— Appears in: Island , Spring no. 56 1993; (p. 45-49)
Terms of Engagement: Multiculturalism, Nation and Literature Con Castan , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: 'And What Books Do You Read?' : New Studies in Australian Literature 1996; (p. 76-86)
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