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  • Author: Peter Rose
Issue Details: First known date: 2005 2005
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  • Dedication: for Craig Sherborne.
  • Epigraph: Grief wrongs us so. - Douglas Dunn

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Australian Book Review ABR no. 275 October 2005 Z1218956 2005 periodical issue 2005 pg. 31
  • Appears in:
    y The Best Australian Poetry 2006 Judith Beveridge (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2006 Z1304971 2006 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2006 pg. 69-70
    Note: Contributor note includes details on the poet's inspiration for this poem.
  • Appears in:
    y Crimson Crop Peter Rose , Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2012 Z1831695 2012 selected work poetry

    'Crimson Crop has at its core a series of elegies, several about his late father Bob Rose, and contains new "Catullan" poems - imitations of Catullus that Rose has been writing and publishing since the 1980s.

    Parts I and III comprise individual poems, not specifically themed. Part II - the core of the book - comprises a series of elegies and ruminations on death. There are references to the death of Peter's father, Bob Rose (a respected Australian Rules footballer and coach), thus continuing the themes of Peter's bestselling memoir Rose Boys (2001). Part IV comprises fifteen more themed poems in his ongoing series "The Catullan Rag" - a series of satires and love poems in the manner of the great Roman satirist, Catullus. Peter's poetry collection The Catullan Rag (1993) is notorious, in some circles because of its satirising of literary life in Australia.' Source: (Sighted 14/10/2016).

    Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2012
    pg. 33
Last amended 18 Apr 2012
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