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y A Bud selected work   poetry  
Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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'These poems are spare, in the tradition of imagism, from haiku through to surrealism and since; and they are oblique, worked between logic and illogic.

'The voice, among this, is lucid to hear. It is playful and wise; its reflections take the daily things and emotions, with a background of rural Victoria in some of the imagery; and its rhythms feel fresh to a syllable.

'There is no modish nervousness towards language's impotence. Claire Gaskin, in a style that she formed by the mid-eighties, keeps a modernist confidence in expressiveness. The poems here have been matured from two to twenty years, with an artist's instinct not to hurry. The words seem incised on the page for a long term.

'A bud was shortlisted for the John Bray Prize in the 2008 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Sasha and Anna.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Elwood, Caulfield - St Kilda area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: John Leonard Press , 2006 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
All the Blue Rushing through the Pinpoint of an Irisi"all the blue rushing through the pinpoint of an iris", Claire Gaskin , 2006 single work poetry (p. 1)
Transitioni"A tree that won't lose its memory in Autumn.", Claire Gaskin , 1996 single work poetry (p. 2)
Note: With first line: Arms ache.
Two Coffees Awake on a Sea of Dead Horsesi"Baudelaire, who talks about some indescribably nauseating mustiness", Claire Gaskin , 2006 single work poetry (p. 3)
This Fruits Ferment Andi"children start diaries.", Claire Gaskin , 2006 single work poetry (p. 4)
Heart Beati"cicadas louder than trucks", Claire Gaskin , 2006 single work poetry (p. 5)
Revelationi"Dali crashing through plate-glass while struggling", Claire Gaskin , 2004 single work poetry (p. 6)
One Momenti"Every leaf memorises the light", Claire Gaskin , 2006 single work poetry (p. 7)
The Door Closed Is Sucked Towards the Open Windowi"Feet in milk I walk down a dust drive", Claire Gaskin , 2006 single work poetry (p. 8)
A Flamei"Flame cupped in hands is a face.", Claire Gaskin , 2006 single work poetry (p. 9)
I Story My Hands to the Wallsi"hands like parting rivers", Claire Gaskin , 2006 single work poetry (p. 10)
Cut Flowersi"Her eyes are swing-into-the-river on a rope and let-go blue", Claire Gaskin , 2004 single work poetry (p. 11)
Pegi"Her faded perfume", Claire Gaskin , 2006 single work poetry (p. 12)
My Bodyi"His bleeding was into a shallow garden.", Claire Gaskin , 2006 single work poetry (p. 13)
For Pindari"His cloud sits down with him, he", Claire Gaskin , 2006 single work poetry (p. 14)
Hallwaysi"I am a horizon", Claire Gaskin , 2006 single work poetry (p. 15)
Sin and Lineni"I grip the wheel too tight", Claire Gaskin , 2003 single work poetry (p. 16)
The Red Linei"I saw hands to a throat like a shadow play in a tent", Claire Gaskin , 2006 single work poetry (p. 17)
Ifi"If my head is a bunch of flowers,", Claire Gaskin , 2006 single work poetry (p. 18)
A Babooni"in a", Claire Gaskin , 2006 single work poetry (p. 19)
In Her Handsi"in her hands", Claire Gaskin , 2006 single work poetry (p. 20-21)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Untitled Danny Gardner , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Five Bells , Autumn/Winter vol. 16 no. 2/3 2009; (p. 153-154)

— Review of A Bud Claire Gaskin 2006 selected work poetry
Roots Gig Ryan , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 289 2007; (p. 64)

— Review of A Bud Claire Gaskin 2006 selected work poetry ; Cube Root of Book Paul Magee 2006 sequence poetry
Untitled Robyn Purdey , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Blue Dog : Australian Poetry , vol. 6 no. 11 2007; (p. 66-68)

— Review of A Bud Claire Gaskin 2006 selected work poetry
Poetry Survey Simon Patton , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Spring no. 110 2007; (p. 44-47)

— Review of A Bud Claire Gaskin 2006 selected work poetry ; Westering Peter Kirkpatrick 2006 selected work poetry ; Blistered Days Lily Brett 2007 selected work poetry ; Cube Root of Book Paul Magee 2006 sequence poetry ; Handfeeding the Crocodile Gina Mercer 2007 selected work poetry
Roots Gig Ryan , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 289 2007; (p. 64)

— Review of A Bud Claire Gaskin 2006 selected work poetry ; Cube Root of Book Paul Magee 2006 sequence poetry
Untitled Robyn Purdey , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Blue Dog : Australian Poetry , vol. 6 no. 11 2007; (p. 66-68)

— Review of A Bud Claire Gaskin 2006 selected work poetry
Poetry Survey Simon Patton , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Spring no. 110 2007; (p. 44-47)

— Review of A Bud Claire Gaskin 2006 selected work poetry ; Westering Peter Kirkpatrick 2006 selected work poetry ; Blistered Days Lily Brett 2007 selected work poetry ; Cube Root of Book Paul Magee 2006 sequence poetry ; Handfeeding the Crocodile Gina Mercer 2007 selected work poetry
Untitled Danny Gardner , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Five Bells , Autumn/Winter vol. 16 no. 2/3 2009; (p. 153-154)

— Review of A Bud Claire Gaskin 2006 selected work poetry
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