Insectary sequence   poetry  
  • Author: Jan Owen http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/owen-jan
Issue Details: First known date: 1986 1986
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7 : Technomyrmex Albipes i "Ant", Jan Owen , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: Boy with a Telescope 1986; (p. 17)
6 : Bombyx Mori i "Silkworms", Jan Owen , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: Boy with a Telescope 1986; (p. 16)
5 : Periplaneta Americana i "Cockroaches", Jan Owen , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: Boy with a Telescope 1986; (p. 15-16)
4 : Limnogonus Luctuosus i "Water striders", Jan Owen , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: Boy with a Telescope 1986; (p. 15) Poems : 1980-2008 2008; (p. 32-33)
Water striders are compared to saints since they walk on water with perfect faith in its solidity.
3 : Orthodera Ministralis i "Praying mantis", Jan Owen , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: Boy with a Telescope 1986; (p. 14) Poems : 1980-2008 2008; (p. 31-32)
A praying mantis's apparent piety, fear of a greater predator, and pretence of devotion (cf. to saying grace before he eats) is compared to human hypocrisy.
2 : Anoplagnathus Viriditarsis i "Christmas beetle", Jan Owen , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: Boy with a Telescope 1986; (p. 13-14) Poems : 1980-2008 2008; (p. 31)
1 : Orthosmittia Reyei Gnats i "Gnats", Jan Owen , 1984 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , November no. 8 1984; (p. 13) Boy with a Telescope 1986; (p. 13) Poems : 1980-2008 2008; (p. 30) Holding Patterns : Physics and Engineering Poems 2010; (p. 29)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Boy with a Telescope Jan Owen , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1986 Z389398 1986 selected work poetry North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1986 pg. 13-17
  • Appears in:
    y Poems : 1980-2008 Jan Owen , Elwood : John Leonard Press , 2008 Z1526900 2008 selected work poetry Elwood : John Leonard Press , 2008 pg. 30-33
    Note: Poems 5 and 6 omitted
Last amended 7 Apr 2010 17:38:16
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