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'"It has been known for decades", Les Murray writes in his introduction to this collection, "that poets who might fear relegation or professional sabotage from the critical consensus of our culture have a welcome and a refuge in Quadrant—but only if they write well."

From the second decade of his twenty years as literary editor of Quadrant, Les Murray here presents a selection of the best verse he published between 2001 and 2010.

It is a prodigious body of work: 487 poems by 169 authors.

These days, he observes, when poetic values are increasingly being seen as real enrichment, readers are turning to the few journals that nurture them:

"At a time of such turn-about in the life of magazines, a Quadrant anthology seems well overdue."' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Only poetry by Australian poets individually indexed.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Balmain, Glebe - Leichhardt - Balmain area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,: Quadrant Books , 2012 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Knife Edgei"Looking back into childhood", Jennifer Chrystie , 2001 single work poetry (p. 4)
Toledoi"Alerted by a", Gary Catalano , 2001 single work poetry (p. 4)
Vena Karmai"The city revives", William Carney , 2001 single work poetry (p. 4)
In Praise of Lord Alfred Douglasi"In praise of Lord Alfred Douglas", Hal Colebatch , 2001 single work poetry (p. 5)
Note: With first line: Lord Alfred Douglas's nonsense rhymes
After My First Poetry/Music Evening for Some Yearsi"My God! It was actually pleasant,", Hal Colebatch , 2001 single work poetry (p. 5)
Summer Morningi"The black kitten, ignoring her toys", Hal Colebatch , 2001 single work poetry (p. 5)
The Heroesi"Britain has drug-sodden rock-singers", Hal Colebatch , 2001 single work poetry (p. 6)
Surf Dayi"The drinking corner has", Gina Dow , 2001 single work poetry (p. 10)
Oeuf en Cocottei"We were talking about", Gina Dow , 2001 single work poetry (p. 10)
Grazier Alerti"The air's like fruit juice", Gina Dow , 2001 single work poetry (p. 10)
The Coroner's Finding was of Death by Accidenti"You only come back after twenty-five years", Russell Erwin , 2001 single work poetry (p. 11)
Breastsi"Late at night my breasts", Suzanne Edgar , 2001 single work poetry (p. 11)
Nobby's Beach, Newcastlei"A seagull wings into the wind,", B Evenden , 2001 single work poetry (p. 11)
Teni"Say I could give this life back", Alan Gould , 2001 single work poetry Rolling Down To Old Maui (p. 12)
Note: With title: Rolling Down To Old Maui
At the Parki"As I read upon a park bench", Daniel Goldsworthy , 2001 single work poetry (p. 12)
Reply to a Common Complainti"Mention poetry and you'll find enough", Alan Gould , 2001 single work poetry (p. 13)
The History Itchi"To live like a brilliant idea", Alan Gould , 2001 single work poetry (p. 13)
The Siamangi"On the day of the eclipse", Jamie Grant , 2001 single work poetry (p. 14-15)
On the Intended Sacking of a University Chancellori"With robes and titles scattered across the years,", Peter Kocan , 2001 single work poetry (p. 16)
Bush Versifyingi"meet", Kathielyn Job , 2001 single work poetry (p. 16)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Quadrant Book of Poetry 2001–2010, Edited by Les Murray Peter Pierce , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Sotto , March 2013;

— Review of The Quadrant Book of Poetry 2001-2010 2012 anthology poetry
Untitled Anthony Lynch , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 342 2012; (p. 55)

— Review of The Quadrant Book of Poetry 2001-2010 2012 anthology poetry
Les Murray, Anthologist Alan Gould , 2012 single work prose
— Appears in: Quadrant , September vol. 56 no. 9 2012; (p. 74-75)
Poems from the Heart of the Favoured Few John Tranter , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 October 2012; (p. 27)

— Review of The Quadrant Book of Poetry 2001-2010 2012 anthology poetry
News and Views Ivan Head , 2012 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 October 2012; (p. 3)
Visions of the Material World David McCooey , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-23 December 2012; (p. 27) The Saturday Age , 21-22 December 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray Les Murray 2012 selected work poetry ; The Quadrant Book of Poetry 2001-2010 2012 anthology poetry
Untitled Anthony Lynch , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 342 2012; (p. 55)

— Review of The Quadrant Book of Poetry 2001-2010 2012 anthology poetry
Poems from the Heart of the Favoured Few John Tranter , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 October 2012; (p. 27)

— Review of The Quadrant Book of Poetry 2001-2010 2012 anthology poetry
Visions of the Material World David McCooey , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-23 December 2012; (p. 27) The Saturday Age , 21-22 December 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray Les Murray 2012 selected work poetry ; The Quadrant Book of Poetry 2001-2010 2012 anthology poetry
The Quadrant Book of Poetry 2001–2010, Edited by Les Murray Peter Pierce , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Sotto , March 2013;

— Review of The Quadrant Book of Poetry 2001-2010 2012 anthology poetry
Les Murray, Anthologist Alan Gould , 2012 single work prose
— Appears in: Quadrant , September vol. 56 no. 9 2012; (p. 74-75)
News and Views Ivan Head , 2012 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 October 2012; (p. 3)
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