Alternative title: APRIL; APL; The Australian Poetry Resources Internet Library
Issue Details: First known date: 2004- 2004-
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'The Australian Poetry Library (APL) aims to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of Australian poetry by providing access to a wide range of poetic texts as well as to critical and contextual material relating to them, including interviews, photographs and audio/visual recordings.

This website currently contains over 42,000 poems, representing the work of more than 170 Australian poets. All the poems are fully searchable, and may be accessed and read freely on the World Wide Web. Readers wishing to download and print poems may do so for a small fee, part of which is returned to the poets via CAL, the Copyright Agency Limited. Teachers, students and readers of Australian poetry can also create personalised anthologies, which can be purchased and downloaded. Print on demand versions will be availabe from Sydney University Press in the near future.

It is hoped that the APL will encourage teachers to use more Australian material in their English classes, as well as making Australian poetry much more available to readers in remote and regional areas and overseas. It will also help Australian poets, not only by developing new audiences for their work but by allowing them to receive payment for material still in copyright, thus solving the major problem associated with making this material accessible on the Internet.

The Australian Poetry Library is a joint initiative of the University of Sydney and the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL). Begun in 2004 with a prototype site developed by leading Australian poet John Tranter, the project has been funded by a major Linkage Grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC), CAL and the University of Sydney Library. A team of researchers from the University of Sydney, led by Professor Elizabeth Webby and John Tranter, in association with CAL, have developed the Australian Poetry Library as a permanent and wide-ranging Internet archive of Australian poetry resources.' Source: www.poetrylibrary.edu.au (Sighted 30/05/2011).

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: 2004- version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Old Pardon, the Son of Reprieve : A Racing Rhyme.i"You never heard tell of the story?", The Banjo , 1888 single work poetry humour
An Idyll of Dandalooi"On Western plains, where shade is not,", A. B. Paterson , 1889 single work poetry humour
Bell-Birdsi"By channels of coolness the echoes are calling,", Henry Kendall , 1867 single work poetry
Kangarooi"Kangaroo! Kangaroo!", Barron Field , 1819 single work poetry The Kangaroo
Frogs in Chorusi"The chorus frogs in the big lagoon", A. B. Paterson , 1933-1983 single work poetry
Weary Willi"The strongest creature for his size", A. B. Paterson , 1983 single work poetry humour
Old Man Platypusi"Far from the trouble and toil of town,", A. B. Paterson , 1956 single work poetry
Fur and Feathersi"The emus formed a football team", A. B. Paterson , 1983-1933 single work poetry humour
Benjamin Bandicooti"If you walk in the bush at night,", A. B. Paterson , 1976 single work poetry children's
Why the Jackass Laughsi"The Boastful Crow and the Laughing Jack", A. B. Paterson , 1983 single work poetry humour
The Gentle Water Birdi"In the far days, when every day was long,", John Shaw Neilson , 1926 single work poetry
The Gentle Water Birdi"In the far days, when every day was long,", John Shaw Neilson , 1926 single work poetry
The Nightingale i"When the moon a golden-pale", Victor J. Daley , 1893 single work poetry
Good Dog, Roveri"When the dog tumbles on the lawn", Jamie Grant , 1985 single work poetry
Dog's Vigili"Soon as the child goes to sleep", Dimitris Tsaloumas , 2000 single work poetry
Childhood Terrori"At Minnamurra Avenue. The bush.", Luke Davies , 1999 single work poetry
The Elegant Rabbit : And Other Poemsi"I'm a beautiful woman.", Rhyll McMaster , 2003 selected work poetry
Pigsi"Pigs are the 'least intelligent of animals'?", Philip Salom , 1998 single work poetry
Cowsi"'Care of the cow can bring good fortune'?", Philip Salom , 1998 single work poetry
Possum and Dogi"Breath quiet", S. K. Kelen , 1996 single work poetry

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Putting Australian Poetry Online Elizabeth Webby , 2012 single work essay
— Appears in: Axon : Creative Explorations , March vol. 1 no. 2 2012;
'On 25 May 2011, the Australian Poetry Library website (www.poetrylibrary.edu.au) was launched at Government House, Sydney, by the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir. The launch was the culmination of several years of work by a number of individuals, a process that inevitably involved many creative judgments, as well as many adjustments along the way.' (Publication abstract)
With Poetry Damien Murphy , Emily Dunn , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 May 2011; (p. 18)
A Pair of Ragged Claws Stephen Romei , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4 - 5 June 2011; (p. 19)
A column canvassing current literary news.
Undercover Marc McEvoy , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 June 2011; (p. 29)
A column canvassing current literary news including the launch of Australian Poetry Library website, the launch of Austen Tayshus (2011) and a list of shortlisted entries for the 2011 Prime Minister's Literary Awards, Fiction, including Stephen Daisley.
Untitled D. S. Azzolina , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Choice , November vol. 49 no. 3 2011; (p. 466)

— Review of Australian Poetry Library 2004- website
The Australian Poetry Resources Internet Library Elizabeth Webby , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Biblionews and Australian Notes & Queries , September vol. 32 no. 3 2006; (p. 89-91)

— Review of Australian Poetry Library 2004- website
The Australian Poetry Resources Internet Library Elizabeth Webby , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Biblionews and Australian Notes & Queries , September vol. 32 no. 3 2006; (p. 89-91)

— Review of Australian Poetry Library 2004- website
Untitled D. S. Azzolina , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Choice , November vol. 49 no. 3 2011; (p. 466)

— Review of Australian Poetry Library 2004- website
With Poetry Damien Murphy , Emily Dunn , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 May 2011; (p. 18)
A Pair of Ragged Claws Stephen Romei , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4 - 5 June 2011; (p. 19)
A column canvassing current literary news.
Undercover Marc McEvoy , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 June 2011; (p. 29)
A column canvassing current literary news including the launch of Australian Poetry Library website, the launch of Austen Tayshus (2011) and a list of shortlisted entries for the 2011 Prime Minister's Literary Awards, Fiction, including Stephen Daisley.
Putting Australian Poetry Online Elizabeth Webby , 2012 single work essay
— Appears in: Axon : Creative Explorations , March vol. 1 no. 2 2012;
'On 25 May 2011, the Australian Poetry Library website (www.poetrylibrary.edu.au) was launched at Government House, Sydney, by the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir. The launch was the culmination of several years of work by a number of individuals, a process that inevitably involved many creative judgments, as well as many adjustments along the way.' (Publication abstract)
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