Untitled single work   poetry   "she had more friends"
Alternative title: She Had More Friends
  • Author: Joanne Burns http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/burns-joanne
Issue Details: First known date: 1975 1975
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  • Appears in:
    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. 76
  • Appears in:
    y 4 Australian Poets Dorothy Hewett , Geoff Page , John Scott , TT. O , Marrickville : Southwood Press , 1985 Z1337727 1985 anthology poetry Marrickville : Southwood Press , 1985
  • Appears in:
    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. 184
  • Appears in:
    y People Like That and Other Poems Joanne Burns , Warners Bay : Picaro Press , 2001 Z1092531 2001 selected work poetry Warners Bay : Picaro Press , 2001 pg. 16
  • Appears in:
    y Kept Busy Joanne Burns , Mosman : River Road Press , 2007 Z1603484 2007 selected work poetry Mosman : River Road Press , 2007 pg. 1
Alternative title: 她的朋友更多
First line of verse: "she had more friends=她的朋友多的"
Language: English , Chinese
  • Appears in:
    y Poetry Macao no. 3 November 2009 Z1660997 2009 periodical issue 2009
  • Appears in:
    y Fires Rumoured about the City : Fourteen Australian Poets 火曜謠言都市: 十四澳大利亞詩人 Christopher Kelen (editor), Iris Fan Xing (translator), Hilda Tam (translator), Zijiang Song (translator), Macao : Association of Stories in Macao , 2009 Z1664957 2009 anthology poetry Includes translations of the poetry of fourteen Australian poets, including Thomas Shapcott, Alan Jefferies, Jane Gibian, Judy Johnson and Rae Desmond Jones. Macao : Association of Stories in Macao , 2009 pg. 58-59
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