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'These poems pulse with the language and images of a mangrove-lined river city, the beckoning highway, the just-glimpsed muse, the tug of childhood and restless ancestors. For the first time Samuel Wagan Watson's poetry has been collected into this stunning volume, which includes a final section of all new work.' (Source: UQP website: www.uqp.uq.edu.au)

Notes

  • This book contains five sections entitled:

    • 2000: Of Muse, Meandering and Midnight p.3-63
    • 2000: Boondall Wetlands p.67-72
    • 2001: Hotel Bone p.75-81
    • 2002 Intinerent Blues p.85-143 Epigraph: 'We shall not cease from exploration, And the end of all our exploring, Will be to arrive where we started, And know the place for the first time.' From Four Quartets by T. S. Eliot.
    • 2004: Smoke Encrypted Whispers p.147-171 Author's note: Warning:/The smoke from some of the pages in this collection contains, on average: 8 milligrams or less of tar - condensed smoke (p.146) containing residue of life experience, including some agents that cause anxiety;/0.8 milligrams of nicotine - a poisonous and addictive drug that stains the settings within; encrypting moments with a semi-permanent fixture of tungsten glow;/10 milligrams or less of carbon monoxide - a deadly gas reducing the ability of the blood to carry oxygen and a substance capable of inducing whispers that stutter across the conscience.
  • Other formats: Also electronic resource.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 2004 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
A Preludei"dropping a knife", Sam Wagan Watson , 1999 single work poetry (p. 3)
Magnesium Girli"I was kissing the girl", Sam Wagan Watson , 2000 single work poetry (p. 4-5)
After 2 a.m.i"I wept along with the night", Sam Wagan Watson , 1996 single work poetry (p. 6)
Back Seat Driveri"love me", Sam Wagan Watson , 1996 single work poetry (p. 7)
On the Riveri"it was a drive through the sleeping industrial giants", Sam Wagan Watson , 2000 single work poetry (p. 8)
Waiting for the Good Mani"we kissed goodbye at the terminal", Sam Wagan Watson , 2000 single work poetry (p. 9)
Raindrops Fall in Vaini"raindrops fall in vain", Sam Wagan Watson , 1996 single work poetry (p. 10)
Chloe in the Window Boxi"in the darkness", Sam Wagan Watson , 2000 single work poetry (p. 11)
The Postman's Privilegei"most typewriters spit out", Sam Wagan Watson , 2000 single work poetry (p. 12)
Musing : The Graveyard Shifti"as I enter a writer' graveyard shift", Sam Wagan Watson , 2000 single work poetry (p. 13-14)
New Farm is Closedi"the ex-muse is on her way home for good", Sam Wagan Watson , 2000 single work poetry (p. 15-16)
White Stucco Dreamingi"sprinkled in the happy dark of my mind", Sam Wagan Watson , 1999 single work poetry (p. 17-18)
The Crooked Meni"my Dad straightened out the crooked men", Sam Wagan Watson , 1998 single work poetry (p. 19-20)
Brown Water Lootingi"hardly stopping to think", Sam Wagan Watson , 2000 single work poetry (p. 21)
Jetty Nightsi"it was an arm that stretched over the mud and sharks", Sam Wagan Watson , 2000 single work poetry (p. 22-23)
Carefreei"you'd never forget the pelicans", Sam Wagan Watson , 2000 single work poetry (p. 24-25)
Deadman's Mouth Harpi"walking along a bitumen shoulder", Sam Wagan Watson , 2000 single work poetry (p. 26)
A Verse for the Cheatedi"growing up on the southern fringe of the Sunshine coast", Sam Wagan Watson , 2000 single work poetry (p. 27-28)
The Fatal Gardeni"don't judge me by my skin", Sam Wagan Watson , 1995 single work poetry (p. 29-30)
Radio Thick Bloodi"I sit in my room", Sam Wagan Watson , 1996 single work poetry (p. 31-32)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Australia in Three Books Anita Heiss , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 75 no. 2 2016; (p. 14-17)
BlackWords: Writers on Country Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 3)

In this essay Heiss not only illustrates the breakdown of stereotypes of what Indigenous relationship with land is, but she showcases the wealth of literature being penned nationally by writers who express the diversity of their experiences of 'country'. Whether it be their traditional lands, places they have chosen to relocate to; those that they or their families were removed to; places that people call home and/or connect to; and those who embrace a physical landscape. An historical, social and political space that renders them specifically and culturally significant to individuals, families and community.

Colonial Knowledge, Post-Colonial Poetics Lyn McCredden , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature 2010; (p. 255-277)
Contemporary Poetry and the Sacred Lyn McCredden , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 23 no. 2 2007; (p. 153-167)
Four Recent Collections of Poetry: Language and Communication Michael Brennan , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 66 no. 1 2006; (p. 158-170)

— Review of Walking to Point Clear : Poems 1983-2002 David Brooks 2005 selected work poetry ; War is Not the Season for Figs Lidija Cvetkovic 2001 selected work poetry ; A Fluke : A Mistranslation of Stephane Mallarme's 'Un Coup de Des' Stephane Mallarme Chris Edwards (translator), 2005 selected work poetry ; Smoke Encrypted Whispers Sam Wagan Watson 2004 selected work poetry
Double Wham for Whispering Sam Rosemary Sorensen , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 May 2005; (p. 7)
Indigenous Poetry Not Restrained by Politics Geoff Page , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 January 2005; (p. 11)

— Review of Smoke Encrypted Whispers Sam Wagan Watson 2004 selected work poetry
A Radical Tonic Peter Minter , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 268 2005; (p. 53)

— Review of Minyung Woolah Binnung : What Saying Says : Poems and Drawings by Lionel Fogarty Lionel Fogarty 2004 selected work poetry ; Smoke Encrypted Whispers Sam Wagan Watson 2004 selected work poetry
Urban Legends Michael Farrell , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 19 no. 1 2005; (p. 107-108)

— Review of Smoke Encrypted Whispers Sam Wagan Watson 2004 selected work poetry
Songs of Two Cultures Barry Hill , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 September 2005; (p. 15)

— Review of Smoke Encrypted Whispers Sam Wagan Watson 2004 selected work poetry ; Broken/Open Jill Jones 2005 selected work poetry
This Line is Now Connected Angela Rockel , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Jacket , April no. 27 2005;

— Review of Smoke Encrypted Whispers Sam Wagan Watson 2004 selected work poetry
Poet Most Likely Rosemary Sorensen , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 June 2004; (p. 7)

— Review of Smoke Encrypted Whispers Sam Wagan Watson 2004 selected work poetry
Some Shared Themes, but Poems Apart Peter Pierce , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 July 2004; (p. 14)

— Review of Trio John Tranter 2003 selected work poetry ; Smoke Encrypted Whispers Sam Wagan Watson 2004 selected work poetry
Untitled Anita Heiss , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , August-October no. 33 2004;

— Review of Smoke Encrypted Whispers Sam Wagan Watson 2004 selected work poetry ; Home Larissa Behrendt 2004 single work novel
Poet Most Likely Rosemary Sorensen , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 June 2004; (p. 7)

— Review of Smoke Encrypted Whispers Sam Wagan Watson 2004 selected work poetry
Some Shared Themes, but Poems Apart Peter Pierce , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 July 2004; (p. 14)

— Review of Trio John Tranter 2003 selected work poetry ; Smoke Encrypted Whispers Sam Wagan Watson 2004 selected work poetry
Indigenous Poetry Not Restrained by Politics Geoff Page , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 January 2005; (p. 11)

— Review of Smoke Encrypted Whispers Sam Wagan Watson 2004 selected work poetry
A Radical Tonic Peter Minter , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 268 2005; (p. 53)

— Review of Minyung Woolah Binnung : What Saying Says : Poems and Drawings by Lionel Fogarty Lionel Fogarty 2004 selected work poetry ; Smoke Encrypted Whispers Sam Wagan Watson 2004 selected work poetry
Untitled Anita Heiss , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , August-October no. 33 2004;

— Review of Smoke Encrypted Whispers Sam Wagan Watson 2004 selected work poetry ; Home Larissa Behrendt 2004 single work novel
Urban Legends Michael Farrell , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 19 no. 1 2005; (p. 107-108)

— Review of Smoke Encrypted Whispers Sam Wagan Watson 2004 selected work poetry
Songs of Two Cultures Barry Hill , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 September 2005; (p. 15)

— Review of Smoke Encrypted Whispers Sam Wagan Watson 2004 selected work poetry ; Broken/Open Jill Jones 2005 selected work poetry
This Line is Now Connected Angela Rockel , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Jacket , April no. 27 2005;

— Review of Smoke Encrypted Whispers Sam Wagan Watson 2004 selected work poetry
Four Recent Collections of Poetry: Language and Communication Michael Brennan , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 66 no. 1 2006; (p. 158-170)

— Review of Walking to Point Clear : Poems 1983-2002 David Brooks 2005 selected work poetry ; War is Not the Season for Figs Lidija Cvetkovic 2001 selected work poetry ; A Fluke : A Mistranslation of Stephane Mallarme's 'Un Coup de Des' Stephane Mallarme Chris Edwards (translator), 2005 selected work poetry ; Smoke Encrypted Whispers Sam Wagan Watson 2004 selected work poetry
Double Wham for Whispering Sam Rosemary Sorensen , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 May 2005; (p. 7)
Contemporary Poetry and the Sacred Lyn McCredden , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 23 no. 2 2007; (p. 153-167)
Colonial Knowledge, Post-Colonial Poetics Lyn McCredden , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature 2010; (p. 255-277)
BlackWords: Writers on Country Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 3)

In this essay Heiss not only illustrates the breakdown of stereotypes of what Indigenous relationship with land is, but she showcases the wealth of literature being penned nationally by writers who express the diversity of their experiences of 'country'. Whether it be their traditional lands, places they have chosen to relocate to; those that they or their families were removed to; places that people call home and/or connect to; and those who embrace a physical landscape. An historical, social and political space that renders them specifically and culturally significant to individuals, families and community.

Australia in Three Books Anita Heiss , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 75 no. 2 2016; (p. 14-17)
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