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Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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  • Dedication: for Peter Gizzi

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Surface to Air Jaya Savige , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2011 Z1802846 2011 selected work poetry 'Surface to Air, evolving over a period of five years from 2006 to 2011, is an impressive follow-up to Savige's extremely successful debut Latecomers. It charts Jaya's various poetic influences during this period, which have included David Malouf, Peter Porter, Les Murray and Giuseppe Ungaretti.

    'While many of the poems in latecomers, concerned the history and landscape of Bribie Island, where Savige grew up, this collection is about leaving the island and as such, it signals a departure from Latecomers.

    'The title, Surface to Air, conveys the central themes of the collection, which include: the archaeological exposure of history, both personal and cultural, to the present; the struggle for literal inspiration, (a title of one of the poems) in contemporary life, with issues ranging from consumerism to personal grievance and loss; the ubiquity of violence, and the relationship between actual violence and the simulacrum of violence and war (connoted by the phrase "surface-to-air missile"); among others. It is also an invitation to be mindful of the surface effects of language.' (From the publisher's website.)
    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2011
    pg. 34-35
  • Appears in:
    y The Best Australian Poems 2011 John Tranter (editor), Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2011 Z1812782 2011 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'In The Best Australian Poems 2011, renowned poet John Tranter selects the finest poems written by Australians over the past year. The vibrant and unforgettable voices of established poets blend seamlessly with the fresh voices of emerging poets in this sublime collection.' (From the publisher's website.) Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2011 pg. 149-150
  • Appears in:
    y Fifty-One Contemporary Poets from Australia : Part 2 Pamela Brown (editor), Z1846617 2012 anthology poetry
    Note: No direct link is available from AustLit due to editor's restrictions on access.
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