Small Family of Saltimbanques single work   poetry   "The small family of saltimbanques"
Issue Details: First known date: 2004 2004
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Best Australian Poems 2004 Les Murray (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2004 Z1159779 2004 anthology poetry Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2004 pg. 39
  • Appears in:
    y White Clay Lucy Dougan , Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2008 Z1340361 2006 selected work poetry 'A complex awareness of family life is at the heart of Lucy Dougan's new collection. Its narrative interweavings lead us from the world of books and romance into motherhood and its immersion in the world of children, then summon up, in turn, the poet's own childhood, and its barely recognised estrangements, 'the father that I did not know', and later a whole new family, to be reclaimed as her own. Dougan's poems are alive to the intimations which exist at 'the fugitive border of thought', and celebrate the imagination's power to mould, to recover, and to repair.' (Publisher's blurb) Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2008 pg. 82
Last amended 12 May 2008