'Listening' to Michael Jackson in Tehran single work   poetry   "Smuggled across the fierce chasm"
Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
AustLit is a subscription service. The content and services available here are limited because you have not been recognised as a subscriber. Find out how to gain full access to AustLit


  • Author's note: after Azar Nafizi
  • Author's note: This poem was inspired by Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books (New York: Random House, 2003).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Turnrow vol. 5 no. 2 Fall 2007 Z1473478 2007 periodical issue 2007
  • Appears in:
    y Over There : Poems from Singapore and Australia John Kinsella (editor), Alvin Pang (editor), Singapore : Ethos Books , 2008 Z1452759 2008 anthology poetry 'Curated by two of the foremost literary figures of their generation, the ground-breaking Singapore-Australia anthology of poetry brings together for the first time the contemporary work of the finest poets at work in Singapore and Australia today. The anthology will feature a fresh selection of established as well as previously unreleased work from writers such as Edwin Thumboo and Cyril Wong from Singapore, and Dorothy Porter and Kevin Hart from Australia. Over 20 writers from each territory will be featured, representing the diverse and interesting voices currently at play in both territories, and creating an ongoing discourse between the exciting literary cultures of the two Pacific neighbours. The anthology ranges across many themes: from an ever-shifting sense of cultural, urban and personal identity to place, politics, sex, religion and more, with clear resonances and connections bridging the two territories. The book will be made available in both territories, marking the first time that a major Singaporean literary anthology is released to the wider Australian market.' [Source: Publisher's press release at http://www.ethosbooks.com.sg/store/images/new_titles/OverThere_PressRelease.pdf] Singapore : Ethos Books , 2008 pg. 12-14
  • Appears in:
    y Ashes in the Air Ali Alizadeh , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2011 Z1755431 2011 selected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2011 pg. 12-13
  • 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. 3-4
Last amended 3 Feb 2012
  • Tehran,
    Middle East, Asia,
    Powered by Trove