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y Of Muse, Meandering and Midnight selected work   poetry  
Issue Details: First known date: 2000 2000
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Abstract

'In a voice youthful, passionate and questioning, these poems reflect on growing up and on letting go; on urban dwellers in love and lust; and on the artist and his Murri community. The politics are unguarded and often amusing, and the language is playful, rhythmic and evocative. Ghosted by ancestors and muses, Watson's cityscape interweaves past and present.' (Source: Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Author's note: Some of the poems in this book were written in respectful memory and recollection of actual characters, places and incidents in the past ... the other works are pieces of fiction, not meant to represent what is gone or what lies ahead, people living or deceased.
  • This book is divided into three sections reflecting the title.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 2000 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
A Prelude i"dropping a knife" , Sam Wagan Watson , 1999 single work poetry (p. 3)
Magnesium Girl i"I was kissing the girl" , Sam Wagan Watson , 2000 single work poetry (p. 4)
After 2 a.m. i"I wept along with the night" , Sam Wagan Watson , 1996 single work poetry (p. 5)
Back Seat Driver i"love me" , Sam Wagan Watson , 1996 single work poetry (p. 6)
On the River i"it was a drive through the sleeping industrial giants" , Sam Wagan Watson , 2000 single work poetry (p. 7)
Waiting for the Good Man i"we kissed goodbye at the terminal" , Sam Wagan Watson , 2000 single work poetry (p. 8)
Raindrops Fall in Vain i"raindrops fall in vain" , Sam Wagan Watson , 1996 single work poetry (p. 9)
Chloe in the Window Box i"in the darkness" , Sam Wagan Watson , 2000 single work poetry (p. 10)
The Postman's Privilege i"most typewriters spit out" , Sam Wagan Watson , 2000 single work poetry (p. 11)
Musing : The Graveyard Shift i"as I enter a writer' graveyard shift" , Sam Wagan Watson , 2000 single work poetry (p. 12-13)
New Farm is Closed i"the ex-muse is on her way home for good" , Sam Wagan Watson , 2000 single work poetry (p. 14)
White Stucco Dreaming i"sprinkled in the happy dark of my mind" , Sam Wagan Watson , 1999 single work poetry (p. 17)
The Crooked Men i"my Dad straightened out the crooked men" , Sam Wagan Watson , 1998 single work poetry (p. 18)
Falling Mother Sky i"on the returning of the rain" , Sam Wagan Watson , 2000 single work poetry (p. 19)
Brown Water Looting i"hardly stopping to think" , Sam Wagan Watson , 2000 single work poetry (p. 20)
Jetty Nights i"it was an arm that stretched over the mud and sharks" , Sam Wagan Watson , 2000 single work poetry (p. 21)
Carefree i"you'd never forget the pelicans" , Sam Wagan Watson , 2000 single work poetry (p. 22)
The Mosquito Room i"a melody on the edge" , Sam Wagan Watson , 2000 single work poetry (p. 23)
Mudflat i"dried up and cracked" , Sam Wagan Watson , 2000 single work poetry (p. 24)
Deadman's Mouth Harp i"walking along a bitumen shoulder" , Sam Wagan Watson , 2000 single work poetry (p. 25)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Untitled Sarah Gory , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , July no. 220 2012; (p. 17)

— Review of Of Muse, Meandering and Midnight Sam Wagan Watson 2000 selected work poetry
Untitled Carmen Leigh Keates , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Dotlit : The Online Journal of Creative Writing , August vol. 4 no. 1 2003;

— Review of Of Muse, Meandering and Midnight Sam Wagan Watson 2000 selected work poetry
Untitled Helen Horton , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , vol. 13 no. 1 2001; (p. 107-109)

— Review of Of Muse, Meandering and Midnight Sam Wagan Watson 2000 selected work poetry
'I Still Believe in Jeffrey Hunter' : New Poetry Kerry Leves , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 164 2001; (p. 113-115)

— Review of Scar Country Rebecca Edwards 2000 selected work poetry ; Of Muse, Meandering and Midnight Sam Wagan Watson 2000 selected work poetry ; TV Poems Chris Mikul 2000 selected work poetry ; Backyard Cosmos : New and Selected Poems Robin Loftus 2000 selected work poetry ; Keys Round Her Tongue : short prose, poems and performance texts Hazel Smith 2000 selected work poetry short story drama ; Why I Am Not A Farmer Brendan Ryan 2000 selected work poetry ; High Tide Vera Newsom 2000 selected work poetry ; Collected Poems Margaret Scott 2000 selected work poetry ; Refugee Refugees See the East Timorese? Dương Xuân 2000 selected work poetry
Midnight Poets Gig Ryan , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin : Fine Writing & Provocative Ideas , vol. 60 no. 2 2001; (p. 196-202)

— Review of Calyx : 30 Contemporary Australian Poets 2000 anthology poetry ; Of Muse, Meandering and Midnight Sam Wagan Watson 2000 selected work poetry
Untitled Carmen Leigh Keates , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Dotlit : The Online Journal of Creative Writing , August vol. 4 no. 1 2003;

— Review of Of Muse, Meandering and Midnight Sam Wagan Watson 2000 selected work poetry
Untitled Sarah Gory , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , July no. 220 2012; (p. 17)

— Review of Of Muse, Meandering and Midnight Sam Wagan Watson 2000 selected work poetry
Four Poets Judith Beveridge , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Spring/Summer no. 84 2000-2001; (p. 46-53)

— Review of Convertible John Foulcher 2000 selected work poetry ; Of Muse, Meandering and Midnight Sam Wagan Watson 2000 selected work poetry ; Invisible Tattoos Lauren Williams 2000 selected work poetry ; Scar Country Rebecca Edwards 2000 selected work poetry
Untitled Helen Horton , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , vol. 13 no. 1 2001; (p. 107-109)

— Review of Of Muse, Meandering and Midnight Sam Wagan Watson 2000 selected work poetry
'I Still Believe in Jeffrey Hunter' : New Poetry Kerry Leves , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 164 2001; (p. 113-115)

— Review of Scar Country Rebecca Edwards 2000 selected work poetry ; Of Muse, Meandering and Midnight Sam Wagan Watson 2000 selected work poetry ; TV Poems Chris Mikul 2000 selected work poetry ; Backyard Cosmos : New and Selected Poems Robin Loftus 2000 selected work poetry ; Keys Round Her Tongue : short prose, poems and performance texts Hazel Smith 2000 selected work poetry short story drama ; Why I Am Not A Farmer Brendan Ryan 2000 selected work poetry ; High Tide Vera Newsom 2000 selected work poetry ; Collected Poems Margaret Scott 2000 selected work poetry ; Refugee Refugees See the East Timorese? Dương Xuân 2000 selected work poetry
Passively Poetic Rosemary Sorensen , 1999 single work biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 October 1999; (p. 7)
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