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'Transforming My Country' is a selection of twelve poems by twelve poets, each responding to Dorothea Mackellar's iconic, patriotic poem, 'My Country'.

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Heart's Core Lament Natalie Harkin , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Best Australian Poems 2017 2017; (p. 78-79) Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 7 no. 1 2017; (p. 94-95)
A Love like Dorothea's i "I loved a sunburnt country, dislodged in a memory", Alison Whittaker , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 7 no. 1 2017; (p. 90-91)
I Love Mine i "What the, what field, a coppice", Stuart Cooke , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 7 no. 1 2017; (p. 92-93)
My Coy Runt i "Vile thief, lop a fop - Conceded,", Justin Clemens , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 7 no. 1 2017; (p. 98-99)
Core Values i "Colonised cartographic cross pages", Benjamin Laird , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 7 no. 1 2017; (p. 98-99)
Empirical VIII i "Two or three acres which unevenly rise", Lisa Gorton , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 7 no. 1 2017; (p. 100-103)
My Country i "my country", Ellen van Neerven , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 7 no. 1 2017; (p. 104-105)
(My) Country i "Bring me in, open arms,", Marjon Mossammaparast , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 7 no. 1 2017; (p. 106-109)
Home Far from Home i "I am from a nation of poets", Hani Abdile , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 7 no. 1 2017; (p. 110-111)
Country i "Sunburnt - red earth,", Eileen Chong , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 7 no. 1 2017; (p. 112-115)
The Deuce-Gadzooks Agrestic-Campestral i "Dramaturgical-farcical ardency concerning acreage moreover bosk-copse,", 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 7 no. 1 2017; (p. 116-117)
Transforming My Country i "We all know the sapphire skies", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 7 no. 1 2017; (p. 118)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Australian Poetry Journal Skin vol. 7 no. 1 2017 13959856 2017 periodical issue poetry

    'Welcome to Australian Poetry Journal 7.1, part of the new suite of poetry publications by Australian Poetry. This year’s Australian Poetry Anthology (guest eds., Lisa Gorton and Toby Fitch), published in March, was the first in this series. The designer is Stuart Geddes, with the vision of a physical elegance and beauty to reflect the calibre of the modern, contemporary, various poetry contained within: photographic art features on covers. Another trope is the commissioning of poetry guest editors for each volume of APJ. This allows the Journal to flex issue to issue, and to curate a broad while meritorious range of poetic voice. The poetry selections for 7.1, themed to ‘skin’, have been guest-edited collaboratively by Ali Cobby Eckermann and Ellen van Neerven, two of the country’s leading Aboriginal poets and editors. Their choice, selecting from the high level of open submissions by both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) poets, and poets who are not, was to divide their poems into two distinct sections: SKIN I POEMS, which opens the poetry here, are poems by poets who identify as ATSI; SKIN II POEMS are poems by non-ATSI poets, while still reflecting a cultural breadth. Some of the poems were commissioned by the editors from new Aboriginal poets located in workshops, some in far-flung territory. The Journal closes with another new feature for APJ: an extensive suite of poems, commissioned specifically by Australian Poetry, as presented across our annual major capital city literary festival partnerships. Both van Neerven and Eckermann, independently, were presented in this series, edited by the program director of our Australian Poets Festival 2016–2017, Toby Fitch. Thank-you to the essential support of our main funders: Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria and Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.' (Publisher Note)

    2017
    pg. 87-88
Last amended 17 May 2018 09:14:12
Subjects:
  • My Country Dorothea Mackellar , 1908 single work poetry
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