The Sea-Cucumber single work   poetry   "We'd all had a bit too much that night when you brought out your painting,"
  • Author: Martin Johnston http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/johnston-martin
Issue Details: First known date: 1978 1978
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Notes

  • Dedication: for Ray Crooke

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Sea-Cucumber Martin Johnston , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1978 Z188529 1978 selected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1978 pg. 1-2
  • Appears in:
    y Consolidation : The Second Paperback Poets Anthology Thomas Shapcott (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1982 Z45656 1982 anthology poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1982 pg. 203-204
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry John Tranter (editor), Philip Mead (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 Z151302 1991 anthology poetry Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 pg. 322-323
  • Appears in:
    y Martin Johnston : Selected Poems and Prose Martin Johnston , John Tranter (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993 Z230011 1993 selected work poetry prose extract biography criticism interview St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993 pg. 12-13
  • 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)

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    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 1122-1123
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