Doll sequence   poetry  
  • Author: Jan Owen http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/owen-jan
Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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Plagiarism i "Whatever is she muttering? H'm?", Jan Owen , 1994 single work poetry
— Appears in: Night Rainbows 1994; (p. 30) Poems : 1980-2008 2008; (p. 112)
Juliska the smallest Russian babushka doll attempts Minimalism, and inspiration dries up for doll and possibly author.
Frozen Crows Bounce i "J's Memoirs are stalled on the steppes of discontent.", Jan Owen , 1992 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 51 no. 1 1992; (p. 163) Night Rainbows 1994; (p. 29-30) Poems : 1980-2008 2008; (p. 111)
With her Memoirs stalled, Juliska the smallest Russian babushka doll is invited to write poetry and produces a haiku about her father the crow who falls of a Hills Hoist at twenty below zero and bounces twice.
Hussar i "J has begun peering over my shoulder again. She's clearly jealous of", Jan Owen , 1992 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 51 no. 1 1992; (p. 162-163) Night Rainbows 1994; (p. 28-29) Poems : 1980-2008 2008; (p. 110-111)
The smallest Russian babushka doll is jealous of the writer's work and invents a heroic Hungarian hussar for father, as the first step in dictating her Memoirs.
Gestures i "October 17th. J says she's tired of Russian local politics and", Jan Owen , 1992 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 51 no. 1 1992; (p. 162) Night Rainbows 1994; (p. 28) Poems : 1980-2008 2008; (p. 109-110)
The smallest Russian babushka doll is tired of 'the politics of size' and reading modern poetry complaining of emptiness. She wonders if the 'little box' in a poem might be her 'real' mother.
The Mathematics of Absurdity Mathematics i "Juliska has been taking a keen interest in my sewing basket.", Jan Owen , 1992 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 51 no. 1 1992; (p. 161-162) Night Rainbows 1994; (p. 27) Poems : 1980-2008 2008; (p. 108)
Russian babushka doll's smallest doll 'falls in love' with a red cotton reel, but when it is put inside her the five dolls are thrown into uproar at the cotton reel's supposed claims to historic agency and presence, i.e., helping Theseus through the labyrinth.
Pregnant i "Juliska has been sulking all week. She wants a child like the others.", Jan Owen , 1992 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 51 no. 1 1992; (p. 161) Night Rainbows 1994; (p. 26-27) Poems : 1980-2008 2008; (p. 109)
The smallest Russian babushka doll wants to have a 'child' like the larger ones and gets some buttons and beads as a substitute, with a rattling 'twice for good measure.'
Angels Versus Demons i "'We are not enough grateful to our guardian demons,' Juliska tells me.", Jan Owen , 1992 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 51 no. 1 1992; (p. 161) Night Rainbows 1994; (p. 26) Poems : 1980-2008 2008; (p. 107)

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    y Poems : 1980-2008 Jan Owen , Elwood : John Leonard Press , 2008 Z1526900 2008 selected work poetry Elwood : John Leonard Press , 2008 pg. 107-112
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