The Signs single work   poetry   "The smell of eucalyptus oil"
  • Author: Geoff Page
Issue Details: First known date: 1999 1999
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Dedication: for Robyne Bancroft
  • Appears in:
    y The Canberra Times 11 December 1999 Z621670 1999 newspaper issue 1999 pg. 21 Section: Panorama
  • Appears in:
    y Quadrant vol. 44 no. 6 June 2000 Z621672 2000 periodical issue 2000 pg. 46
  • Appears in:
    y Darker and Lighter Geoff Page , Wollongong : Five Islands Press , 2001 Z936561 2001 selected work poetry Wollongong : Five Islands Press , 2001 pg. 5
  • Appears in:
    y Sense, Shape, Symbol : An Investigation of Australian Poetry Brian Keyte (editor), Putney : Phoenix Education , 2013 6310209 2013 anthology criticism poetry

    'Sense, Shape, Symbol is an investigation of Australian poetry. It explores the ways in which poets succeed, or fail, in their attempts to bring their experience to life.

    Their primary raw materials are the five senses - sight, sound, smell, taste and touch - the means by which we all experience our world.

    Poets also like to experiment with the shape of their writing, starting with the qualities of vowels and consonants, of syllables, and of rhyme, metre and rhythm.

    Working poets make particular use of the metaphor, of the connections that they suggest between normally unlike things, to express their response to their subject.

    The collection explores the work of five poets who have played an important, influential part in the development of Australian poetry: Judith Wright, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, David Malouf, Les Murray and Mark O’Connor.

    The final chapter looks at some of the common concerns that can create conflict in our lives, such as gender, race, age, and socio-economic status, and other issues that create fear and that encourage hope.

    The collection is intended to allow readers to become familiar with the techniques that poets use, and to develop their own poetic writing in an informed way.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Putney : Phoenix Education , 2013
    pg. 21
Last amended 25 Feb 2002
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