Tampa: For the Drowning Who Were Watched single work   poetry   "The air's carcass lies"
  • Author: M. T. C. Cronin http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/cronin-m-t-c
Issue Details: First known date: 2003 2003
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A poem written from the perspective of the day after Australia refused permission for the Norwegian freighter, The Tampa, to land on its shores with 400 mainly-Afghan asylum seekers in August 2001.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Open Boat, Barbed Wire Sky Sue Hicks (editor), Danny Gardner (editor), Sydney : Live Poets' Press , 2003 Z1015552 2003 anthology poetry Includes works by more than 80 poets, predominantly from Australia, but also including representation from South Africa, the USA, the UK and New Zealand. Money raised from the sale of the book is to be used to support refugees and asylum seekers. Sydney : Live Poets' Press , 2003 pg. 27
  • Appears in:
    y The Best Australian Poems 2003 Peter Craven (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2003 Z1084575 2003 anthology poetry Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2003 pg. 195
  • Appears in:
    y The Manhattan Review vol. 12 no. 1 Fall/Winter 2005-2006 6027819 2005 periodical issue 2005-2006
Last amended 23 Jul 2007
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