Currawongs single work   poetry   "In tuxedo colours, the currawongs stroll on the park to air"
Issue Details: First known date: 1988 1988
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Adelaide Review no. 58 December 1988 Z607205 1988 periodical issue 1988 pg. 18
  • Appears in:
    y The Sydney Review October 1988 Z620558 1988 newspaper issue 1988 pg. 11
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    y The Sydney Review no. 12 May 1989 Z608163 1989 newspaper issue 1989 pg. 11
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    y Certain Things Robert Gray , Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1993 Z508604 1993 selected work poetry Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1993 pg. 1-3
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    y New and Selected Poems Robert Gray , Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1995 Z284053 1995 selected work poetry Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1995 pg. 212-214
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    y New Selected Poems Robert Gray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 Z247102 1998 selected work poetry Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 pg. 210-212
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    y Cumulus : Collected Poems Robert Gray , St Kilda : John Leonard Press , 2012 Z1893435 2012 selected work poetry 'This book is a landmark in Australian poetry. For Cumulus, Robert Gray has chosen all he wishes to retain from his eight volumes of poetry, some of it considerably and significantly revised. He has included here a new book, "Nameless Earth", not previously published in Australia.

    'Gray has been a daring and original experimenter in the free verse line, and also at times with traditional forms. Equally, his work is notable for its frequent, uncanny rightness in the creation of images. His thinking shows a remarkable fluency in both Eastern and Western philosophies (Gray has referred to himself as a Buddhist heretic). These are all modernist pathways, and this poetry negotiates them with a lucid, classical temper.

    'Most striking is an ever-alert immediacy—a perception and reflectiveness in the fluid moment. Whether through his sensuous language or his powerful engagement with ideas, Gray's poetry continually opens us to a fresh involvement with the physical world.' (From the publisher's website.)
    St Kilda : John Leonard Press , 2012
    pg. 149-151
    Note: With first line: Dinner-jacketed, these birds stroll like the mafia to air
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