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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Warlines
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'A collection of poems redacted from letters written by Victorian soldiers during WWI.  These poems were researched and written under a State Library of Victoria Creative Fellowship (2016-17).  The collection is a kind of literary mosaic of individual experiences on the way to, from, or at the Front, with correspondents ranging from the Officer, Chaplain and Flying Ace to the humble (and often semi-literate) Private, Gunner and Sapper.  Each poem is titled for its particular soldier and is based on one or more missives penned by that individual.'  (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: for Puppa

    Captain Harold Edward Albiston

    Australian Veterinary Corps 1918-19

    who was called up aged 21

    and who declined to speak of the war.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Hybrid , 2018 .
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      Extent: xiii, 145 pp.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 1st June 2018

      ISBN: 9781925736090

Works about this Work

Sightlines and Warlines : Three Poets at the Height of Their Powers David McCooey , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 406 2018; (p. 47-48)

'Sarah Day's debut collection, A Hunger to Be Less Serious (1987), married lightness of touch with depth of insight. In Towards Light & Other Poems (Puncher & Wattmann, $25 pb, 108 pp, 9781925780024), Day continues this project in poems concerned with light, a thing presented as both transformative and transformable. In ‘Reservoir’, for instance, the glass of a porthole can bend light with ‘its oblique know-how’.' (Introduction)

Sightlines and Warlines : Three Poets at the Height of Their Powers David McCooey , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 406 2018; (p. 47-48)

'Sarah Day's debut collection, A Hunger to Be Less Serious (1987), married lightness of touch with depth of insight. In Towards Light & Other Poems (Puncher & Wattmann, $25 pb, 108 pp, 9781925780024), Day continues this project in poems concerned with light, a thing presented as both transformative and transformable. In ‘Reservoir’, for instance, the glass of a porthole can bend light with ‘its oblique know-how’.' (Introduction)

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