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Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'Randolph Stow's slim body of poetry weighs more than most oeuvres many times its size. It has few equals anywhere in the world. Groundbreaking, historic and essential, it is haunting, lyrical, mythical, spiritual and anchored in place.' John Kinsella (Trove record)

Alternately prolific and silent, Randolph Stow won the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 1958 and the Patrick White Award in 1979. In The Land's Meaning, John Kinsella brings together selected works of one of Australia's finest modernist poets. Including previously uncollected pieces, the volume's wide ranging introduction provides a rich context for the work of this extraordinary and important poet in the most comprehensive collection of Stow's work to date. (Trove record)

Notes

  • Epigraph:
    From Lernonville to Tourmaline
    Through the red wind and the rain...

    -Poem fragment from a dream, Randolph Stow

    I really have nothing to say about poetry in general (except that mine tries to counterfeit the communication for those who communicate by silence). And these poems are mostly private letters.

    -Randolph Stow
  • Includes 'Three Poems by Clement Marot (1496-1544). Poems translated from the French by Randolph Stow

Contents

* Contents derived from the Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2012 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, John Kinsella , 2012 single work criticism (p. 9-65)
The Farmer's Talei"Morning by night and evening after noon,", Randolph Stow , 1955 single work poetry (p. 68-69)
Seashells and Sandalwoodi"My childhood was seashells and sandalwood, windmills", Randolph Stow , 1957 single work poetry (p. 70)
Sea Childreni"When the sun blew over the hills on the dry east wind", Randolph Stow , 1955 single work poetry (p. 71)
Country Childreni"Country children know more than they know;", Randolph Stow , 1957 single work poetry (p. 72)
As He Lay Dyingi"As he lay dying, two fat crows", Randolph Stow , 1957 single work poetry (p. 73)
Child Portraits, with Background : In Southern Foresti"A child was born among sky-scraping trees", Randolph Stow , 1957 single work poetry (p. 74)
Child Portraits, with Background : On Northern Downsi"There was another, living where the sun", Randolph Stow , 1957 single work poetry (p. 74-75)
The Conventional Young Man, at Springtimei"Never and never, oh my lover,", Randolph Stow , 1957 single work poetry (p. 76)
"The Language of Flowers" - A Handbook for Victorian Loversi"I sent my love clematis. She, walking white", Randolph Stow , 1957 single work poetry (p. 77)
For One Dying : Miss Sutherland MacDonald, 1873-1956i"Now, in that place where all birds cease to sing,", Randolph Stow , 1969 single work poetry (p. 78)
Socratic Dialoguei""The body that my love loves, love not I,", Randolph Stow , 1957 single work poetry (p. 79)
Before Edeni"I, Lucifer, informed with fire,", Randolph Stow , 1957 single work poetry (p. 80)
The First Monarchi"The first great egotist, brass-clad", Randolph Stow , 1957 single work poetry (p. 81)
Madame Yuan Ying Disorientedi"My lady of the western room sits tearing", Randolph Stow , 1954 single work poetry (p. 82-83)
Chorale for The Death of Icarusi"But he has wings, and is pursued with light;", Randolph Stow , 1957 single work poetry (p. 84)
Rite of Springi"At blade-rise, as she left the parquetry", Randolph Stow , 1957 single work poetry (p. 85)
A Fancy for His Deathi"Walking at large in the future of his death", Randolph Stow , 1955 single work poetry (p. 86)
Dusti"`Enough', she said. But the dust still rained around her;", Randolph Stow , 1961 single work poetry satire (p. 88)
In Praise of Hillbilliesi"Harry, who has two squeeze-boxes, can yodel", Randolph Stow , 1958 single work poetry (p. 89-90)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Private Letters of Poets Alison Croggon , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , February 2013;

— Review of The Land's Meaning : New Selected Poems Randolph Stow 2012 selected work poetry
Caitlin Maling Reviews Randolph Stow Caitlin Maling , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , September no. 43.0 2013;

— Review of The Land's Meaning : New Selected Poems Randolph Stow 2012 selected work poetry
[Untitled] Michael Farrell , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 73 no. 2 2013; (p. 224-229)

— Review of The Land's Meaning : New Selected Poems Randolph Stow 2012 selected work poetry
Poet in Search of Silence Geoff Page , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 June 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of The Land's Meaning : New Selected Poems Randolph Stow 2012 selected work poetry
Introduction John Kinsella , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Land's Meaning : New Selected Poems 2012; (p. 9-65)
Private Letters Dennis Haskell , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 344 2012; (p. 42-43)

— Review of The Land's Meaning : New Selected Poems Randolph Stow 2012 selected work poetry
Poet in Search of Silence Geoff Page , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 June 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of The Land's Meaning : New Selected Poems Randolph Stow 2012 selected work poetry
Private Letters Dennis Haskell , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 344 2012; (p. 42-43)

— Review of The Land's Meaning : New Selected Poems Randolph Stow 2012 selected work poetry
The Private Letters of Poets Alison Croggon , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , February 2013;

— Review of The Land's Meaning : New Selected Poems Randolph Stow 2012 selected work poetry
Caitlin Maling Reviews Randolph Stow Caitlin Maling , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , September no. 43.0 2013;

— Review of The Land's Meaning : New Selected Poems Randolph Stow 2012 selected work poetry
[Untitled] Michael Farrell , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 73 no. 2 2013; (p. 224-229)

— Review of The Land's Meaning : New Selected Poems Randolph Stow 2012 selected work poetry
Introduction John Kinsella , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Land's Meaning : New Selected Poems 2012; (p. 9-65)
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