Wash Day single work   poetry   "Monica and Victor come over to my place"
Issue Details: First known date: 1985 1985
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Off the Record TT. O , Ringwood : Penguin , 1985 Z341498 1985 anthology poetry Ringwood : Penguin , 1985 pg. 135
  • Appears in:
    y Singing the Snake : Poems from the Western Desert 1979-1988 Billy Marshall-Stoneking , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 Z9124 1990 selected work poetry North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 pg. 25
  • Appears in:
    y North of the Ten Commandments : A Collection of Northern Territory Literature David Headon (editor), Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991 Z54431 1991 anthology poetry short story prose correspondence extract

    'The writers and story-tellers included in this collection relate an important, even epic tale. They tell a story which in 1988 (white Australia's bicentennial year) rarely received attention because, while it tells of courage and love, it also focuses on killing and conquest, eccentricity and madness, and a land as hostile and murderous as it could be gentle and caring...' (Source: Preface)

    Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991
    pg. 87-88

Works about this Work

"They couldn't tell us how to farm their skin" : White Poems on Black Dispossession Geoff Page , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Interactions : Essays on the Literature and Culture of the Asia-Pacific Region 2000; (p. 171-183)
Analyses poems by white Australian authors about dispossession of their land. In his survey of attitudes and poetic technique, Page examines nineteenth and twentieth century poems and finds a reversal of attitudes over time.
"They couldn't tell us how to farm their skin" : White Poems on Black Dispossession Geoff Page , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Interactions : Essays on the Literature and Culture of the Asia-Pacific Region 2000; (p. 171-183)
Analyses poems by white Australian authors about dispossession of their land. In his survey of attitudes and poetic technique, Page examines nineteenth and twentieth century poems and finds a reversal of attitudes over time.
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