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Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'In Another Babylon the poems whisper and call to each other, weaving a 'mesh of little certainties' that is boundless. Gods, myths and folk tales, be they borrowed or idiosyncratic, are the carriers of wisdom in these poems but the paradox of their message is clear. It is the truly conscious individual who is informing and informed by the cosmos. With a craftsman's care and precision, Vlanes presents his world. Directly yet subtly it enters the reader's nervous system to articulate the sheer vitality of life. With startling originality Another Babylon calls our attention to the spirit of life to reveal the place where 'our perfect self is awaiting us'. (From publisher's website)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    This book is dedicated to
    my friend and mentor, the great Russian poet
    Zinaida Gavrilova (1943-1993)
  • Epigraph:

    Toda a antiguidade das coisas ambientes me penetrara
    me refizera um ser; eu era tambem um antigo
    -Eca De Queiroz, A Reliquia

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 2011 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Crabi"From the unseen sea", Vlanes , 2010 single work poetry (p. 1)
Must Wake Upi"A bird in me must wake up", Vlanes , 2011 single work poetry (p. 2)
A Passage from Gilgameshi"A clay tablet on my knees", Vlanes , 2011 single work poetry (p. 3)
Father and His Friendi"Father and his friend", Vlanes , 2011 single work poetry (p. 4-5)
Bird of Happinesi"My grandfather's", Vlanes , 2011 single work poetry (p. 6-7)
Men and Monstersi"I walk around the temple", Vlanes , 2011 single work poetry (p. 8-9)
Black Messengeri"Black was his robe,", Vlanes , 2011 single work poetry (p. 10-12)
Centaursi"My father", Vlanes , 2011 single work poetry (p. 13-15)
My Uncle's Dogi"When my uncle took", Vlanes , 2011 single work poetry (p. 16-19)
Flute Given Awayi"I gave water to an old man,", Vlanes , 2011 single work poetry (p. 20-21)
Mother Bathingi"Water pouring", Vlanes , 2011 single work poetry (p. 22-23)
On a Couchi"My parents are lying", Vlanes , 2011 single work poetry (p. 24-25)
Some Dead Meni"'Some dead men,'", Vlanes , 2011 single work poetry (p. 26-27)
My Brother Enkii"My brother Enki", Vlanes , 2011 single work poetry (p. 28-29)
Mother Tiamati"An ancient", Vlanes , 2011 single work poetry (p. 30)
Shamash and the Dead Demoni"A furry demon", Vlanes , 2011 single work poetry (p. 31-32)
A Hatched Hearti"A night bird takes my heart", Vlanes , 2011 single work poetry (p. 33)
A Temple Prostitutei"On Sunday as the lime tree", Vlanes , 2011 single work poetry (p. 36-38)
A Ducki"I looked at my mother's things", Vlanes , 2011 single work poetry (p. 39-40)
A Round Bowli"She leans", Vlanes , 2011 single work poetry (p. 41-42)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

With Mythologies and Syncretic Beasts Louise Waller , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Foam:e , March no. 9 2012;

— Review of Another Babylon Vlanes 2011 selected work poetry
Natalie Owen-Jones Reviews Another Babylon by Vlanes Natalie Owen-Jones , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , June no. 11 2012;

— Review of Another Babylon Vlanes 2011 selected work poetry
Interview with Vlanes Louise Waller (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Foam:e , February no. 8 2011;
With Mythologies and Syncretic Beasts Louise Waller , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Foam:e , March no. 9 2012;

— Review of Another Babylon Vlanes 2011 selected work poetry
Natalie Owen-Jones Reviews Another Babylon by Vlanes Natalie Owen-Jones , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , June no. 11 2012;

— Review of Another Babylon Vlanes 2011 selected work poetry
Interview with Vlanes Louise Waller (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Foam:e , February no. 8 2011;
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