Makassar, 1956 single work   poetry   "We didn't fly the homeland in those days."
  • Author: Fay Zwicky http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/zwicky-fay
Issue Details: First known date: 2004 2004
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  • Appears in:
    y Heat And So Forth no. 8 (New Series) 2004 Z1158270 2004 periodical issue 2004 pg. 55-60
  • Appears in:
    y The Best Australian Poetry 2005 Peter Porter (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2005 Z1219041 2005 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2005 pg. 125-130
  • Appears in:
    y Picnic Fay Zwicky , Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2006 Z1331175 2006 selected work poetry Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2006 pg. 11-17
  • Appears in:
    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)

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    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 814-818

Works about this Work

Missed Appointments : Convergences and Disjunctures in Reading Australia across the Pacific Nicholas Birns , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Across the Pacific : Australia-United States Intellectual Histories 2010; (p. 91-103)

'This essay will discuss both what the Australian-American cultural relationship has been built upon, and why that transpacific architecture has not been more foregrounded. It begins by focusing on Americans who had transient relationships with Australia, but ones that yet impacted on their careers and were emblematic of patterns in the transpacific relationship. The traffic between the US and Australia these individuals represent indicates that beneath formal notice there exists a patchwork of encounters ramified in such a way as to provide a base for later criss-crossings. Yet, in each case, fissures are also revealed - 'missed appointments' - that suggest why the potential transpacific 'rendezvous with destiny' was never actualised in the era where that above phrase had recent resonance.

Three of these Americans—Arlin Turner, John Hope Franklin, and Constance Helmericks--were from the West or South, and the fourth, James Michener, though from the East, early evinced an interest in parts of his country and the world beyond the Eurocentric orientation imposed on privileged Americans. The paper will also look at Margaret Mead and the entire idea of "Australasia" with which she was associated to diagnose patterns of racial and cultural images conveyed, or misconveyed, in the trans-Pacific process.' (Author's abstract).

Missed Appointments : Convergences and Disjunctures in Reading Australia across the Pacific Nicholas Birns , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Across the Pacific : Australia-United States Intellectual Histories 2010; (p. 91-103)

'This essay will discuss both what the Australian-American cultural relationship has been built upon, and why that transpacific architecture has not been more foregrounded. It begins by focusing on Americans who had transient relationships with Australia, but ones that yet impacted on their careers and were emblematic of patterns in the transpacific relationship. The traffic between the US and Australia these individuals represent indicates that beneath formal notice there exists a patchwork of encounters ramified in such a way as to provide a base for later criss-crossings. Yet, in each case, fissures are also revealed - 'missed appointments' - that suggest why the potential transpacific 'rendezvous with destiny' was never actualised in the era where that above phrase had recent resonance.

Three of these Americans—Arlin Turner, John Hope Franklin, and Constance Helmericks--were from the West or South, and the fourth, James Michener, though from the East, early evinced an interest in parts of his country and the world beyond the Eurocentric orientation imposed on privileged Americans. The paper will also look at Margaret Mead and the entire idea of "Australasia" with which she was associated to diagnose patterns of racial and cultural images conveyed, or misconveyed, in the trans-Pacific process.' (Author's abstract).

Last amended 30 Sep 2009 08:44:42
Subjects:
  • Ujung Pandang, Sulawesi,
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    Indonesia,
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    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • 1956
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