Nightfall single work   poetry   "'No!' said Papa and went down the Torrens Arms."
  • Author: Jan Owen
Issue Details: First known date: 1986 1986
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Children watch the family fowls being executed. When they are restless after nightfall their father, who left the killing to their grandmother, tells them fairy and ghost stories, and their grandmother is concerned he will give them dreams.


  • First line in Quadrant: 'No!' said Papa and went. It wasn't for eggs.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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  • Appears in:
    y Quadrant vol. 30 no. 12 December 1986 Z597525 1986 periodical issue 1986 pg. 73
  • Appears in:
    y Kunapipi vol. 10 no. 3 1988 Z608505 1988 periodical issue 1988 pg. 16
  • Appears in:
    y Blackberry Season Jan Owen , Canberra : Molonglo Press , 1993 Z123907 1993 selected work poetry Canberra : Molonglo Press , 1993 pg. 20
  • Appears in:
    y Poems : 1980-2008 Jan Owen , Elwood : John Leonard Press , 2008 Z1526900 2008 selected work poetry Elwood : John Leonard Press , 2008 pg. 155
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