At the Ferry single work   poetry   "A light as of axe-handles"
  • Author: David Malouf
Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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  • Appears in:
    y Manoa Where the Rivers Meet : New Writings from Australia vol. 18 no. 2 2006 Larissa Behrendt (editor), Barry Lopez (editor), Mark Tredinnick (editor), 2006 Z1392013 2006 periodical issue 'More than two dozen contemporary novelists, essayists, and poets are collected in this remarkable collection of work from Australia, a complex country with a multilayered history. Among these outstanding writers is a growing number of Indigenous authors, whose voices are included here. Their stories - many of them previously untold in literature - deepen and expand our understanding of the experiences that comprise Australia's past, present, and future. Both the Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors in Where the Rivers Meet address their country's struggle to create a shared citizenship and sense of belonging. Some seek the key to this shared belonging in the creation of a more just relationship to the land and in issues of ownership. Others find clarity and rejuvenation in the country's harsh and beautiful wildness. Still others emphasize, in the words of Melissa Lucashenko, that we need to hear 'the small, quiet stories in a human mouth' in order to truly know this land and its people.' -- Publisher's website. 2006 pg. 121
  • Appears in:
    y Typewriter Music David Malouf , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2007 Z1367652 2007 selected work poetry

    'David Malouf's brilliant collection of poems begins with a memory of new love - with 'grace unasked for, urgencies that boom under the pocket of a shirt' - and ends in the intimate territory of the long-familiar where there is no need for words. This volume is marked by an astonishing breadth of intelligence and erudition, yet steps lightly among the objects of our lives and the wonder of everyday replenishments. Everywhere the poems affirm the mystical delights of music, angels and fields where 'first to gather are the starlings in unquiet flocks. Then quietly, the stars'.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2007
    pg. 22
  • Appears in:
    y Revolving Days : Selected Poems David Malouf , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2008 Z1472223 2008 selected work poetry 'This is a collection spanning David Malouf's career. It includes previously published poems, as well as new poems organised by their geographical setting, according to the places in which David has lived over the last 30 years.' (Provided by publisher). St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2008 pg. 190
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