Via Negativa : The Divine Dark sequence   poetry  
  • Author: Robert Adamson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/adamson-robert
Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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Includes

A Preliminary Sketch i "An old shack by the river, deserted for years now,", Robert Adamson , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , October-November vol. 199 no. 2011; (p. 9) Award Winning Australian Writing 2012 2012; (p. 74-75)
A Poem without Birds i "This morning the tree-ferns woke and opened out", Robert Adamson , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , October-November vol. 199 no. 2011; (p. 9) Award Winning Australian Writing 2012 2012; (p. 72-73)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2011
  • Appears in:
    y Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine vol. 199 October-November 2011 Z1834430 2011 periodical issue 2011 pg. 9
  • Appears in:
    y Award Winning Australian Writing 2012 Adolfo Aranjuez (editor), Melbourne : Melbourne Books , 2012 Z1909047 2012 anthology poetry short story Melbourne : Melbourne Books , 2012 pg. 72-75
  • Appears in:
    y Net Needle Robert Adamson , Chicago : Flood Editions , 2015 7975145 2015 selected work poetry

    ' In The Times Literary Supplement, David Wheatley calls Robert Adamson "one of the finest Australian poets at work today." NET NEEDLE brings together the presiding influences of his life, early and late. He casts an affectionate eye on the Hawkesbury fishermen who "stitched their lives into my days," childhood escapades, lost literary comrades, the light and tides of the river, and the ambiance of his youth. Throughout, he is characteristically attuned to the natural world, sketching encounters both intimate and strange. These are poems of clear-eyed vision and mastery, borne of long experience, alert and at ease. As Michael Palmer observes, "Eye and ear, none better." ' (Publication summary)

    Carlton : Black Inc. , 2015

Works about this Work

From Prisoner to Religious Poet Peter Kirkwood , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 2 December vol. 21 no. 23 2011; (p. 3-4)
'A paradox of mystical experience is that it is often in contemplating emptiness, nothingness and darkness that the seeker comes to an awareness of divine light.

For some years this has been the preoccupation of the poet featured in this interview. It is also the subject of his poem , 'Via Negativa, the Divine Dark', which won this year's Blake Poetry Prize.' (p. 3)
From Prisoner to Religious Poet Peter Kirkwood , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 2 December vol. 21 no. 23 2011; (p. 3-4)
'A paradox of mystical experience is that it is often in contemplating emptiness, nothingness and darkness that the seeker comes to an awareness of divine light.

For some years this has been the preoccupation of the poet featured in this interview. It is also the subject of his poem , 'Via Negativa, the Divine Dark', which won this year's Blake Poetry Prize.' (p. 3)
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