Eskimo Occasion single work   poetry   "I am in my Eskimo-hunting-song mood,"
  • Author: Judith Rodriguez http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/rodriguez-judith
Issue Details: First known date: 1975 1975
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    y Australians Aware : Poems and Paintings of Today Australians Aware: Poems and Paintings Rodney Hall (editor), Sydney : Ure Smith , 1975 Z547134 1975 anthology poetry Sydney : Ure Smith , 1975 pg. 27
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    y Mother I'm Rooted : An Anthology of Australian Women Poets Kate Jennings (editor), Fitzroy : Outback Press , 1975 Z211514 1975 anthology poetry

    'Sheila Rowbotham has written that the political expression of personal experience lies within the domain of novels and poetry. Seldom has this principle been made more apparent than in the anthology Mother, I’m Rooted. It becomes more and more clear with each one of the [152] poets and 542 pages of the book that this is the unambiguous expression of a social consciousness which cannot be glossed over or dismissed as belonging to a “radical” fringe. For these poets speak from all corners of the female social situation in Australia, and cover the whole spectrum of political consciousness … the anthology includes the whole gamut of women’s experience, married, single, lesbian, heterosexual, mothers, workers housewives. Poets, they speak out in tones of despair, anger, melancholy, loneliness, solidarity, sardonic bitterness, humour, hope and hopelessness. This very diversity and wholesale inclusiveness gives Mother, I’m Rooted, a strength and a unity. A strength from the rawness of the poetry, uncompromised and undiluted by the male publishing regime; and a unity from the common experience of being woman' (87).

    Source: Howarth, Peter. 'Out of Nightmares into the Sun' Hecate 1.2 (1975): 87. (Note: Howarth's review gives the number of poets in the collection as 155; the correct number is 152.)

    Fitzroy : Outback Press , 1975
    pg. 459
  • Appears in:
    y Water Life Judith Rodriguez , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1976 Z407323 1976 selected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1976 pg. 71
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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. 182
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    y The Collins Book of Australian Poetry Rodney Hall , Sydney : Collins , 1981 Z542215 1981 anthology poetry Sydney : Collins , 1981 pg. 330
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    y Consolidation : The Second Paperback Poets Anthology Thomas Shapcott (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1982 Z45656 1982 anthology poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1982 pg. 80
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    y Mrs Noah and the Minoan Queen : Poems Judith Rodriguez (editor), Carlton South : Sisters Publishing , 1983 Z466963 1983 anthology poetry Carlton South : Sisters Publishing , 1983 pg. 54
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    y Cross-Country : A Book of Australian Verse John Barnes (editor), Brian McFarlane (editor), Richmond : Heinemann , 1984 Z900285 1984 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) Richmond : Heinemann , 1984 pg. 265-266
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    y The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse Les Murray (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1986 Z427532 1986 anthology poetry Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1986 pg. 285-286
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    y The Penguin Book of Australian Women Poets Susan Hampton (editor), Kate Llewellyn (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1986 Z406355 1986 anthology poetry Ringwood : Penguin , 1986 pg. 136
  • Appears in:
    y The House by Water : New and Selected Poems Judith Rodriguez , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1988 Z827673 1988 selected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1988 pg. 151
  • Appears in:
    y Cross-Country : A Book of Australian Verse John Barnes (editor), Brian McFarlane (editor), Richmond : Heinemann , 1984 Z900285 1984 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) Richmond : Heinemann Education Australia , 1988 pg. 284-285
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    y Contemporary Australian Poetry : An Anthology John Leonard (editor), Knoxfield : Houghton Mifflin , 1990 Z361533 1990 anthology poetry humour war literature Knoxfield : Houghton Mifflin , 1990 pg. 102-103
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    y The Oxford Book of Modern Australian Verse Peter Porter (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 Z397894 1996 anthology poetry extract South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 pg. 130-131
  • Appears in:
    y The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse Les Murray (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1986 Z427532 1986 anthology poetry South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 pg. 290-291
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    y Family Ties : Australian Poems of the Family Jennifer Strauss (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 Z115299 1998 anthology poetry South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 pg. 153-154
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    y Australian Verse : An Oxford Anthology John Leonard (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 Z461207 1998 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) A thorough survey of poetry by Australians in English, beginning with a selection of contemporary work by younger poets, and going backward in time to the early colonial period. In addition to poems in the literary tradition, it indudes performance poetry, convict songs and old bush ballads. An extensive selection has been provided from the work of five major twentieth-century poets: Les Murray, Gwen Harwood, Judith Wright, A.D. Hope and Kenneth Slessor. Several features are provided to assist the reader: the date of first publication of each poem is provided; footnotes explain unfamiliar words and allusions; and brief biographical notes assist in locating each poet in his or her place in time. Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 pg. 121-122
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    y Manatee and Other Poems Judith Rodriguez , Warners Bay : Picaro Press , 2007 Z1432795 2007 selected work poetry Warners Bay : Picaro Press , 2007 pg. 12
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    y Motherlode : Australian Women's Poetry 1986 - 2008 Jennifer Harrison (editor), Kate Waterhouse (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 Z1592305 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'Motherlode portrays the story of children and mothers from the perspective of women and their social and emotional contexts.' (The editors) Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 pg. 161
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    y Australian Poetry Since 1788 Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1803846 2011 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major poets, and lesser-known but equally affecting ones, and all manifestations of Australian poetry since 1788, from concrete poems to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the humorous to the confessional, and from formal to free verse. Translations of some striking Aboriginal song poems are one of the high points. Containing over 1000 poems from 170 Australian poets, as well as short critical biographies, this careful reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this a superb book that can be read and enjoyed over a lifetime.' (From the publisher's website.) Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 pg. 619-620
Alternative title: Saat Eskimo
First line of verse: "I am in my Eskimo-hunting-song mood,=Aku sedang dalam suasana lagu-berburu-Eskimo,"
Language: English , Indonesian

Works about this Work

`A Lifetime Devoted to Literature': A Tribute to Judith Rodriguez Jennifer Strauss , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 52 no. 3 1992; (p. 168-175)
After Poetry (1) : Questions of Strength Kevin Hart , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , May no. 114 1989; (p. 44-49)
After Poetry (1) : Questions of Strength Kevin Hart , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , May no. 114 1989; (p. 44-49)
`A Lifetime Devoted to Literature': A Tribute to Judith Rodriguez Jennifer Strauss , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 52 no. 3 1992; (p. 168-175)
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