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Alternative title: Blue Hills 21
  • Author: Laurie Duggan http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/duggan-laurie
Issue Details: First known date: 1987 1987
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  • Appears in:
    y Otis Rush no. 1 October 1987 Z609994 1987 periodical issue 1987 pg. 24
    Note: With title : Blue Hills : 21
  • Appears in:
    y All Blues : Eight Poems Laurie Duggan , London : Northern Lights , 1989 Z925795 1989 selected work poetry London : Northern Lights , 1989
  • Appears in:
    y Blue Notes Laurie Duggan , Chippendale : Picador , 1990 Z410331 1990 selected work poetry Poems are grouped into four sections: All Blues, Trans-Europe Express, Dogs and More Blues. Chippendale : Picador , 1990 pg. 20
  • Appears in:
    y New and Selected Poems 1971-1993 Laurie Duggan , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1996 Z125172 1996 selected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1996 pg. 119
  • 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)

    'Some of the best, most significant writing produced in Australia over more than two centuries is gathered in this landmark anthology. Covering all genres - from fiction, poetry and drama to diaries, letters, essays and speeches - the anthology maps the development of one of the great literatures in English in all its energy and variety.

    'The writing reflects the diverse experiences of Australians in their encounter with their extraordinary environment and with themselves. This is literature of struggle, conflict and creative survival. It is literature of lives lived at the extremes, of frontiers between cultures, of new dimensions of experience, where imagination expands.

    'This rich, informative and entertaining collection charts the formation of an Australian voice that draws inventively on Indigenous words, migrant speech and slang, with a cheeky, subversive humour always to the fore. For the first time, Aboriginal writings are interleaved with other English-language writings throughout - from Bennelong's 1796 letter to the contemporary flowering of Indigenous fiction and poetry - setting up an exchange that reveals Australian history in stark new ways.

    'From vivid settler accounts to haunting gothic tales, from raw protest to feisty urban satire and playful literary experiment, from passionate love poetry to moving memoir, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature reflects the creative eloquence of a society.

    'Chosen by a team of expert editors, who have provided illuminating essays about their selections, and with more than 500 works from over 300 authors, it is an authoritative survey and a rich world of reading to be enjoyed.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Allen and Unwin have a YouTube channel with a number of useful videos on the Anthology.

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 1172
Last amended 17 Sep 2009
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