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y Black from the Edge selected work   poetry  
Issue Details: First known date: 1994 1994
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'Kevin Gilbert was widely respected as Aboriginal Australia's most prominent poet and most powerful spokesman before his much-lamented death early in 1993. This moving and stirring collection of poetry represents the last complete work he passed for publication prior to his death. Direct, Passionate, Humane and full of keen wit, Gilbert's verse appeals across racial and ideological boundaries to the noble soul within us all. As well as poems that plea for a greater understanding of the plight of Aboriginal Australia, Black from the Edge contains poems that reveal another side of this inspirational man; a pensive, candid genius attempting to achieve a quietus in the last years of his extraordinary life.' (Source: Goodreads website)

Contents

* Contents derived from the South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Hyland House , 1994 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Home Centrei"Our great culture was being lost", Kevin Gilbert , 1994 single work poetry (p. 8)
On the Road to Queanbeyani"I look at the open fields and see", Kevin Gilbert , 1994 single work poetry (p. 10)
Genocidei"I smell the smoke", Kevin Gilbert , 1994 single work poetry (p. 10)
Memorialsi"Our history is carved", Kevin Gilbert , 1994 single work poetry (p. 12)
Pastoral Pioneersi"There were four of us in the gunyah then", Kevin Gilbert , 1994 single work poetry (p. 14)
Blackfellow's Leapi"And they threw down their spear", Kevin Gilbert , 1994 single work poetry (p. 16)
Ancestors and Demonstratorsi"Where have you gone", Kevin Gilbert , 1994 single work poetry (p. 18)
Land Claimsi"The song of the inland river", Kevin Gilbert , 1971 single work poetry (p. 20)
Choice is Yoursi"In kingdoms where injustice reigns", Kevin Gilbert , 1994 single work poetry (p. 20)
Keepi"It's a newer type of weapon", Kevin Gilbert , 1994 single work poetry (p. 22)
International Year of the Childi"Australians just love breaking records", Kevin Gilbert , 1994 single work poetry (p. 24)
Year of the Black Childi"We cry", Kevin Gilbert , 1994 single work poetry (p. 24)
Notice to Territory Touristsi"To you who walk amidst", Kevin Gilbert , 1994 single work poetry (p. 26)
What Will We Do with the `Natives'?i"Tuck them Blacks", Kevin Gilbert , 1994 single work poetry (p. 26)
Sun-Tan Lotioni"Why do you sneer", Kevin Gilbert , 1994 single work poetry (p. 28)
Shades of Greyi"I'm Black and I'm proud", Kevin Gilbert , 1994 single work poetry (p. 30)
Winter Camp: Aboriginal Tent Embassyi"We see them", Kevin Gilbert , 1994 single work poetry (p. 30)
Song of Dreamtimei"With our didgeridoos", Kevin Gilbert , 1994 single work poetry (p. 32)
Until You Learni"I cannot bring you home again", Kevin Gilbert , 1994 single work poetry (p. 34)
The New True Anthemi"Despite what Dorothea has said", Kevin Gilbert , 1988 single work poetry (p. 36)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Hyland House , 1994 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 96p.
      Description: col. illus., ports
      Note/s:
      • Photography by Eleanor Williams.
      ISBN: 1875657223 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Writing Their Own History : 'Aboriginal Australia' in the Poetry of Jack Davis and Kevin Gilbert Deepti Sharma , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: IJAS , no. 5 2012; (p. 84-97)
This paper : focuses on the history emerging out of the poems of these two writers Davis and Gilbert in the context of New Historical perspective.' (85)
Feeding Off the Anger: A Response to Aboriginal Poetry Simon Whithear , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meridian , May vol. 15 no. 1 1996; (p. 59-75)
Gilbert's Final Offering 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 26 January no. 68 1994; (p. 19)

— Review of Black from the Edge Kevin Gilbert 1994 selected work poetry
'This moving and stirring collection of poetry represents the last complete work be passed for publication prior to Kevin Gilbert's death.'
'Black from The Edge' Launch at NSW Library 1994 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 9 February no. 69 1994; (p. 17)
'The late Kevin Gilbert's collection of poems Black from The Edge ... was launched on January 25 at the State Library of New South Wales'.
Bitter-Sweet Celebrations Heather Cam , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29 January 1994; (p. 10A)

— Review of Black from the Edge Kevin Gilbert 1994 selected work poetry ; You Have the Power Archie Roach 1994 selected work poetry ; The Sad Anthropologist Lauren Williams 1993 selected work poetry
Poems a Tribute to Kevin Gilbert Geoff Page , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 April 1994; (p. C10)

— Review of Black from the Edge Kevin Gilbert 1994 selected work poetry

'Black for the Edge is a very handsomely produced book and a suitable tribute to the late Kevin Gilbert's activism on be-half of his people. ...'

Gilbert's Last Words Tim Rowse , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 May 1994; (p. 8)

— Review of Black from the Edge Kevin Gilbert 1994 selected work poetry
Last Lines of a Poet Warrior David Headon , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 May 1994; (p. rev 7)

— Review of Black from the Edge Kevin Gilbert 1994 selected work poetry
An Envoi from a Black Patriot Adam Shoemaker , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , September vol. 6 no. 3 1994; (p. 89-90)

— Review of Black from the Edge Kevin Gilbert 1994 selected work poetry
Poetry as History, Craft and Revolution Graham Rowlands , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 137 1994; (p. 70-71)

— Review of Black from the Edge Kevin Gilbert 1994 selected work poetry ; The Blackside: People are Legends and Other Poems Kevin Gilbert 1990 selected work poetry ; The Difficult Island Elizabeth Riddell 1994 selected work poetry ; Shadows of Utopia Manfred Jurgensen 1994 single work poetry
Forecasts Diana Giese , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , November-December vol. 73 no. 1043 1993; (p. 37)

— Review of Black from the Edge Kevin Gilbert 1994 selected work poetry
Gilbert's Final Offering 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 26 January no. 68 1994; (p. 19)

— Review of Black from the Edge Kevin Gilbert 1994 selected work poetry
'This moving and stirring collection of poetry represents the last complete work be passed for publication prior to Kevin Gilbert's death.'
Forecasts Diana Giese , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , November-December vol. 73 no. 1043 1993; (p. 37)

— Review of Black from the Edge Kevin Gilbert 1994 selected work poetry
Bitter-Sweet Celebrations Heather Cam , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29 January 1994; (p. 10A)

— Review of Black from the Edge Kevin Gilbert 1994 selected work poetry ; You Have the Power Archie Roach 1994 selected work poetry ; The Sad Anthropologist Lauren Williams 1993 selected work poetry
Poems a Tribute to Kevin Gilbert Geoff Page , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 April 1994; (p. C10)

— Review of Black from the Edge Kevin Gilbert 1994 selected work poetry

'Black for the Edge is a very handsomely produced book and a suitable tribute to the late Kevin Gilbert's activism on be-half of his people. ...'

Gilbert's Last Words Tim Rowse , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 May 1994; (p. 8)

— Review of Black from the Edge Kevin Gilbert 1994 selected work poetry
Last Lines of a Poet Warrior David Headon , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 May 1994; (p. rev 7)

— Review of Black from the Edge Kevin Gilbert 1994 selected work poetry
An Envoi from a Black Patriot Adam Shoemaker , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , September vol. 6 no. 3 1994; (p. 89-90)

— Review of Black from the Edge Kevin Gilbert 1994 selected work poetry
Poetry as History, Craft and Revolution Graham Rowlands , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 137 1994; (p. 70-71)

— Review of Black from the Edge Kevin Gilbert 1994 selected work poetry ; The Blackside: People are Legends and Other Poems Kevin Gilbert 1990 selected work poetry ; The Difficult Island Elizabeth Riddell 1994 selected work poetry ; Shadows of Utopia Manfred Jurgensen 1994 single work poetry
'Black from The Edge' Launch at NSW Library 1994 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 9 February no. 69 1994; (p. 17)
'The late Kevin Gilbert's collection of poems Black from The Edge ... was launched on January 25 at the State Library of New South Wales'.
Feeding Off the Anger: A Response to Aboriginal Poetry Simon Whithear , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meridian , May vol. 15 no. 1 1996; (p. 59-75)
Writing Their Own History : 'Aboriginal Australia' in the Poetry of Jack Davis and Kevin Gilbert Deepti Sharma , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: IJAS , no. 5 2012; (p. 84-97)
This paper : focuses on the history emerging out of the poems of these two writers Davis and Gilbert in the context of New Historical perspective.' (85)
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