The City of Home single work   poetry   "The City of Home is reached only in dreams."
  • Author: Thomas Shapcott
Issue Details: First known date: 1989 1989
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    y Selected Poems 1956-1988 Thomas Shapcott , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1989 Z400789 1989 selected work poetry The poems span some thirty years of his publications, from his early Shabbytown Calendar (1971) to poems from his recent novel, The Search For Galina. The first section is a sampler of his range and style. The following sections move chronologically including verse from his novels and performance poetry as well as his latest unpublished poems. (Publisher's blurb, back cover) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1989 pg. 351-352
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    y The Sydney Morning Herald 4 February 1989 Z605033 1989 newspaper issue 1989 pg. 79
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    y Meanjin vol. 48 no. 1 Autumn 1989 Z621548 1989 periodical issue 1989 pg. 30
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    y The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry John Tranter (editor), Philip Mead (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 Z151302 1991 anthology poetry Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 pg. 204-205
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    y The City of Home Thomas Shapcott , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995 Z31260 1995 selected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995 pg. xi
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    y Sightings : poems for International PEN 62nd World Congress Dennis Haskell (editor), John Kinsella (editor), Applecross : Folio , 1995 Z917087 1995 anthology poetry Applecross : Folio , 1995
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    y The Oxford Book of Modern Australian Verse Peter Porter (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 Z397894 1996 anthology poetry extract South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 pg. 127
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    y 50 Years of Queensland Poetry : 1940s - 1990s Philip Neilsen (editor), Helen Horton (editor), Rockhampton : Central Queensland University Press , 1998 Z893557 1998 anthology poetry Rockhampton : Central Queensland University Press , 1998 pg. 74
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    y Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature Nicholas Jose (editor), Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), Anita Heiss (editor), David McCooey (editor), Peter Minter (editor), Nicole Moore (editor), Elizabeth Webby (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1590615 2009 anthology correspondence diary drama essay extract poetry prose short story (taught in 23 units)

    'Some of the best, most significant writing produced in Australia over more than two centuries is gathered in this landmark anthology. Covering all genres - from fiction, poetry and drama to diaries, letters, essays and speeches - the anthology maps the development of one of the great literatures in English in all its energy and variety.

    'The writing reflects the diverse experiences of Australians in their encounter with their extraordinary environment and with themselves. This is literature of struggle, conflict and creative survival. It is literature of lives lived at the extremes, of frontiers between cultures, of new dimensions of experience, where imagination expands.

    'This rich, informative and entertaining collection charts the formation of an Australian voice that draws inventively on Indigenous words, migrant speech and slang, with a cheeky, subversive humour always to the fore. For the first time, Aboriginal writings are interleaved with other English-language writings throughout - from Bennelong's 1796 letter to the contemporary flowering of Indigenous fiction and poetry - setting up an exchange that reveals Australian history in stark new ways.

    'From vivid settler accounts to haunting gothic tales, from raw protest to feisty urban satire and playful literary experiment, from passionate love poetry to moving memoir, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature reflects the creative eloquence of a society.

    'Chosen by a team of expert editors, who have provided illuminating essays about their selections, and with more than 500 works from over 300 authors, it is an authoritative survey and a rich world of reading to be enjoyed.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Allen and Unwin have a YouTube channel with a number of useful videos on the Anthology.

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 880
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