Author's note: I wrote this poem in Naples, near what was to be my father's death bed. Windless days, night's heat; motorcars stench; and the pain the pain of it all. He shouldn't know that he was to die; to the very end, death wasn't said once. Lest he understood, I wrote in English. [From Collected Poems]
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yTwo Centuries of Australian PoetryMark O'Connor
Melbourne:Oxford University Press,1988Z3222471988anthology poetry criticism Contains poems grouped into 18 thematic sections (19 in 2nd. ed.) ; each section has an introduction, notes and suggestions for study activities and further study. Biographical notes on authors and indexes also included.Melbourne:Oxford University Press,1988
yAustralian Made : A Multicultural ReaderSonia Mycak
Sydney:Sydney University Press,2010Z17806222010anthology criticism Australian Made is a collection of essays about the writers, the readers and the texts of multicultural Australia. Despite the different approaches they take, the essays address a number of questions which are important for understanding Australian multicultural society and Australia's national literary culture.
How does multiculturalism intersect with different genres and generic conventions? How is cultural diversity expressed and enacted within life writing, women's writing, experimental writing, children's literature, poetry, prose and film? What does it mean to be a 'multicultural writer' in Australia today? What is a 'multicultural text'?
Presenting the work of critics and scholars from both Australia and abroad, this collection creates a synergy between local and international perspectives as it explores what it means for a writer or a reader to be 'Australian' and a text to be 'Australian made' (Publisher website).Sydney:Sydney University Press,2010