First Time (I Met My Grandmother) single work   poetry   "Sit down in the dirt and brush away the flies"
Alternative title: Pierwszy Raz (Spotkałam Moją Babcię)
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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  • Dedication: For Rosina

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Little Bit Long Time Ali Cobby Eckermann , Balaclava : Australian Poetry Centre , 2009 Z1585988 2009 selected work poetry

    'little Bit Long Time, Ali Cobby Eckermann’s first poetry collection, takes as its subject the difficult history of Indigenous people since colonial times. Both the four decades of her own often hard and confronting personal experience, and the lives of Indigenous people over the last two hundred years are the furnace in which the steel of Ali Cobby Eckermann’s incisive poetic voice has been tempered. Her language has the sureness of one who both knows her subject matter intimately and is able to speak authentically, having reached some sort of resolution in both life and in art.' (Source: EMSAH, University of Queensland website)

    Balaclava : Australian Poetry Centre , 2009
    pg. 2
  • Appears in:
    y Poezja : Dzisiaj Dreaming and Dreamtime or Life and Dreaming The First Residents of Australia; Dreaming and Dreamtime Czyli Życie I Śnienie Pierwszych Mieszkańców Australii no. 106 2014 8188038 2014 periodical issue 2014
    Note: Translation in Polish
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