Invocation single work   poetry   "Radiant Muse, my childhood's nurse"
  • Author: James McAuley http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/mcauley-james
Issue Details: First known date: 1952 1952
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Southerly vol. 13 no. 4 1952 Z591689 1952 periodical issue 1952 pg. 202
  • Appears in:
    y A Vision of Ceremony : Poems James McAuley , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1956 Z137699 1956 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1956 pg. 3
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Book of Australian Verse John Thompson (editor), Kenneth Slessor (editor), R. G. Howarth (editor), Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1958 Z1013022 1958 anthology poetry Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1958 pg. 227-228
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    y Symphony for Voices : To Poems by James McAuley James McAuley , Malcolm Williamson (composer), London : Josef Weinberger , 1962 Z1303294 1962 single work lyric/song London : Josef Weinberger , 1962
  • Appears in:
    y James McAuley James McAuley , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1963 Z137188 1963 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1963 pg. 23-24
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    y An Introduction to Australian Literature Literary Criterion 6.3 (1964) C. D. Narasimhaiah (editor), Brisbane : Jacaranda Press , 1965 Z283778 1964 anthology Brisbane : Jacaranda Press , 1965 pg. 184
  • Appears in:
    y Collected Poems 1936-1970 James McAuley , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1971 Z136303 1971 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1971 pg. 63
  • Appears in:
    y Quadrant vol. 21 no. 3 March 1977 Z588487 1977 periodical issue 1977 pg. 52
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    y The Golden Apples of the Sun : Twentieth Century Australian Poetry Chris Wallace-Crabbe (editor), Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 1980 Z62463 1980 anthology poetry Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 1980 pg. 108-109
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    y James McAuley : Poetry, Essays and Personal Commentary James McAuley , Leonie Kramer (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1988 Z372595 1988 selected work poetry prose criticism biography bibliography (taught in 1 units)

    This first comprehensive selection of McAuley's prose and verse is arranged by the editor, McAuley's friend and colleague Leonie Kramer, into eight sections, 'each representing aspects of James McAuley's interests and experience ... Within each section the poetry is chronologically arranged; the prose is introduced in such a way as to suggest the relationship between McAuley's poetic preoccupations and his critical and intellectual position.' (Note pp.xxix-xxx). Each section is accompanied by a brief editorial note and extensive end-notes, including McAuley's own notes.

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1988
    pg. 149-150
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    y An Anthology of Commonwealth Poetry C. D. Narasimhaiah (editor), Chennai : Macmillan , 1990 Z1176727 1990 anthology poetry Chennai : Macmillan , 1990 pg. 86
  • Appears in:
    y Collected Poems James McAuley , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1994 Z37758 1994 collected work poetry Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1994 pg. 77
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    y Australian Poetry Library APRIL; APL; The Australian Poetry Resources Internet Library John Tranter , Sydney : 2004- Z1368099 2004- website

    'The Australian Poetry Library (APL) aims to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of Australian poetry by providing access to a wide range of poetic texts as well as to critical and contextual material relating to them, including interviews, photographs and audio/visual recordings.

    This website currently contains over 42,000 poems, representing the work of more than 170 Australian poets. All the poems are fully searchable, and may be accessed and read freely on the World Wide Web. Readers wishing to download and print poems may do so for a small fee, part of which is returned to the poets via CAL, the Copyright Agency Limited. Teachers, students and readers of Australian poetry can also create personalised anthologies, which can be purchased and downloaded. Print on demand versions will be availabe from Sydney University Press in the near future.

    It is hoped that the APL will encourage teachers to use more Australian material in their English classes, as well as making Australian poetry much more available to readers in remote and regional areas and overseas. It will also help Australian poets, not only by developing new audiences for their work but by allowing them to receive payment for material still in copyright, thus solving the major problem associated with making this material accessible on the Internet.

    The Australian Poetry Library is a joint initiative of the University of Sydney and the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL). Begun in 2004 with a prototype site developed by leading Australian poet John Tranter, the project has been funded by a major Linkage Grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC), CAL and the University of Sydney Library. A team of researchers from the University of Sydney, led by Professor Elizabeth Webby and John Tranter, in association with CAL, have developed the Australian Poetry Library as a permanent and wide-ranging Internet archive of Australian poetry resources.' Source: www.poetrylibrary.edu.au (Sighted 30/05/2011).

    Sydney : 2004-

Works about this Work

So Clear a Spirit B. A. Santamaria , 1977 single work obituary (for James McAuley )
— Appears in: Quadrant , March vol. 21 no. 3 1977; (p. 51-54)
Beware of the Past : James McAuley's Early Poetry Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 1971 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , Spring vol. 30 no. 3 1971; (p. 323-330) Melbourne or the Bush : essays on Australian literature and society 1974; (p. 104-113)
"Sees the flawed and personal worl intruding into the classical clarity for which McAuley strives, and concludes that these intrusions are 'the sources of [his] lyric energy'". (Robert Ross, Australian Literary Criticism, 1945-1988, p. 253.)
So Clear a Spirit B. A. Santamaria , 1977 single work obituary (for James McAuley )
— Appears in: Quadrant , March vol. 21 no. 3 1977; (p. 51-54)
Beware of the Past : James McAuley's Early Poetry Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 1971 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , Spring vol. 30 no. 3 1971; (p. 323-330) Melbourne or the Bush : essays on Australian literature and society 1974; (p. 104-113)
"Sees the flawed and personal worl intruding into the classical clarity for which McAuley strives, and concludes that these intrusions are 'the sources of [his] lyric energy'". (Robert Ross, Australian Literary Criticism, 1945-1988, p. 253.)
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