The Art of Disappearing single work   poetry   "The moon that broke on the fencepost will not hold."
Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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  • Author's note: After a line from Rilke's Childhood.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Good Weekend 8 September 2007 Z1426547 2007 newspaper issue 2007 pg. 29 Section: A2
  • Appears in:
    y The Best Australian Poetry 2008 David Brooks (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2008 Z1537239 2008 anthology poetry (taught in 3 units)

    'His selection of 40 poems from Australia's print and online journals captures a sense of poetry as passion, as lived experience, and momentary distillations into action.' (Source: Publisher's website)

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2008
    pg. 42
  • Appears in:
    y Thirty Australian Poets Felicity Plunkett (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2011 Z1811253 2011 anthology poetry

    'A landmark anthology celebrating a new generation of Australian poets.

    '1968 marked a turning point in Australian poetry, when a dynamic wave of new poets sought to revitalise a "moribund poetic culture". At the helm of that generation was John Tranter who argued that there would be cycles or generations of poets with peak moments where new poets would emerge to revitalise the culture.

    'Forty years later, with a spate of superb debut collections, Australian poetry has never looked so energetic and vital. From the imaginatively mind-boggling to the exquisitely lyrical, from tender and edgy erotic currents to wild feats of intellect and playfulness, the dynamism of contemporary Australian poetry is abundantly evident.

    'Thirty Australian Poets is the first anthology to celebrate the generation of poets born after 1968 and includes a wonderful diversity of voices and styles, from re-imagined versions of traditional forms to the experimental and avant-garde. This groundbreaking anthology captures the spirit of an exciting generation who, between them, have won every major poetry award, and made the renaissance of Australian poetry impossible to ignore.' (From the publisher's website.)

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2011
    pg. 126
  • Appears in:
    y Young Poets : An Australian Anthology John Leonard (editor), St Kilda : John Leonard Press , 2011 Z1838810 2011 anthology poetry (taught in 2 units) St Kilda : John Leonard Press , 2011 pg. 50
  • Appears in:
    y Falling and Flying : Poems on Ageing Judith Beveridge (editor), Susan Ogle (editor), Blackheath : Brandl and Schlesinger , 2015 8829655 2015 anthology poetry

    'Falling and Flying: Poems of Ageing is the first collection of its kind to be published in Australia. The editors have selected a broad range of Australian poems which explore the universal experience and effects of ageing. Whether the poets are witnessing themselves or their parents and friends succumb to the years, they speak with great precision and insight into illness, frailty, death, loss, grief, and retirement as well as the joys and the wisdom that late maturity can bring. There is humour as well as sadness in this fine and important collection, which includes the work of some of Australia’s best loved poets, a volume to be cherished by readers of any age.' (Publication summary)

    Blackheath : Brandl and Schlesinger , 2015
    pg. 31
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