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  • Author:agent Joanne Burns http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/burns-joanne
Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Apparently
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'The poems collected in apparently appear like visions, intensely experienced but barely real. Where does a poem come from? Over four sections this question is considered. The first section gathers poems spring-boarding from the clues and solutions to crossword puzzles; the second recounts unsettling dreams in the form of prose poems or microfictions; ‘dial’, the longest section, acknowledges the bewildering sense of daily time and the dizzying spectacle of social and worldly matters contained within. Finally, from a more restful or relaxed vantage, ‘the random couch’ presents a number of drifting poems, written while the poet was lounging on the sofa.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Artarmon, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Giramondo Publishing , 2019 .
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      Extent: 96p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published April 2019.

      ISBN: 9781925818093

Works about this Work

When Poets Write Prose : Daniela Brozek Cordier Reviews Recent Collections by Joanne Burns, Stephanie Green and Jane Williams Daniela Brozek Cordier , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , May no. 96 2020;

— Review of Apparently Joanne Burns , 2019 selected work poetry ; Breathing in the Stormy Seasons Stephanie Green , 2019 selected work poetry ; Parts of the Main Jane Williams , 2017 selected work poetry

'This is a review of three collections of poetry by women, two published in 2019, and one, Jane Williams’s Parts of the Main, in 2017. Of the two more recent volumes, Stephanie Green consistently uses prose in Breathing in Stormy Seasons, whereas Joanne Burns writes in prose in only one section of her collection, that which bestows its title, apparently, on the collection. Williams uses prose occasionally too, with her volume including three sections with prose works in each of them.'  (Introduction)

Joanne Burns, Apparently Margaret Bradstock , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 79 no. 1 2019; (p. 182-186)

— Review of Apparently Joanne Burns , 2019 selected work poetry
'joanne burns is regarded as Australia’s pre-eminent satirical poet, known for humour and wordplay in her confrontation with modern society and its clichés. apparently is her 17th collection, no less quizzical and hard-hitting than its predecessors. At the same time, it goes deeper, interrogating the creative principle and the provenance of individual poems. The book’s title is expressive of the nature of its contents, which “appear like visions, intensely experienced but barely real.” burns divides these experiences into four distinct sections.' (Introduction)
Found in Translation Geoff Page , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26 October 2019; (p. 24)

— Review of The Love of the Sun Matt Hetherington , 2018 selected work poetry ; The Bright and the Cold : Selected Poems of Anne Elder 2018 anthology poetry ; Apparently Joanne Burns , 2019 selected work poetry ; Empirical Lisa Gorton , 2019 selected work poetry

'Recently released collections of the works of four Australian poets, past and present, showcase different styles and influences, writes fellow poet Geoff Page.'

Reading Apparently Ali Smith , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , July 2019;

'When I started reading apparently, savouring the contents page, I was sitting in Wollongong’s beloved Rad Bar waiting for the band to start. I get everywhere too early, but that’s not a problem if you’ve got a book. I started humming to myself. I was humming the song I’ve been loving you too long by Otis Redding and Jerry Butler. Because apparently is by Joanne Burns. And I’ve been reading and loving her work for nearly thirty years. We don’t have anyone better than Joanne Burns. And apparently is at least as good as all the other books by Joanne Burns, and it’s better than some. So if this was going to be a solely evaluative review all I’d have to say is apparently is really, really good. You won’t find a book of poetry that’s better. I’ve been loving the work of Joanne Burns too long to stop now, I can’t pretend to approach apparently any other way.'  (Introduction)

June in Poetry Harry Reid , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , June 2019;
Found in Translation Geoff Page , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26 October 2019; (p. 24)

— Review of The Love of the Sun Matt Hetherington , 2018 selected work poetry ; The Bright and the Cold : Selected Poems of Anne Elder 2018 anthology poetry ; Apparently Joanne Burns , 2019 selected work poetry ; Empirical Lisa Gorton , 2019 selected work poetry

'Recently released collections of the works of four Australian poets, past and present, showcase different styles and influences, writes fellow poet Geoff Page.'

Joanne Burns, Apparently Margaret Bradstock , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 79 no. 1 2019; (p. 182-186)

— Review of Apparently Joanne Burns , 2019 selected work poetry
'joanne burns is regarded as Australia’s pre-eminent satirical poet, known for humour and wordplay in her confrontation with modern society and its clichés. apparently is her 17th collection, no less quizzical and hard-hitting than its predecessors. At the same time, it goes deeper, interrogating the creative principle and the provenance of individual poems. The book’s title is expressive of the nature of its contents, which “appear like visions, intensely experienced but barely real.” burns divides these experiences into four distinct sections.' (Introduction)
When Poets Write Prose : Daniela Brozek Cordier Reviews Recent Collections by Joanne Burns, Stephanie Green and Jane Williams Daniela Brozek Cordier , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , May no. 96 2020;

— Review of Apparently Joanne Burns , 2019 selected work poetry ; Breathing in the Stormy Seasons Stephanie Green , 2019 selected work poetry ; Parts of the Main Jane Williams , 2017 selected work poetry

'This is a review of three collections of poetry by women, two published in 2019, and one, Jane Williams’s Parts of the Main, in 2017. Of the two more recent volumes, Stephanie Green consistently uses prose in Breathing in Stormy Seasons, whereas Joanne Burns writes in prose in only one section of her collection, that which bestows its title, apparently, on the collection. Williams uses prose occasionally too, with her volume including three sections with prose works in each of them.'  (Introduction)

June in Poetry Harry Reid , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , June 2019;
Reading Apparently Ali Smith , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , July 2019;

'When I started reading apparently, savouring the contents page, I was sitting in Wollongong’s beloved Rad Bar waiting for the band to start. I get everywhere too early, but that’s not a problem if you’ve got a book. I started humming to myself. I was humming the song I’ve been loving you too long by Otis Redding and Jerry Butler. Because apparently is by Joanne Burns. And I’ve been reading and loving her work for nearly thirty years. We don’t have anyone better than Joanne Burns. And apparently is at least as good as all the other books by Joanne Burns, and it’s better than some. So if this was going to be a solely evaluative review all I’d have to say is apparently is really, really good. You won’t find a book of poetry that’s better. I’ve been loving the work of Joanne Burns too long to stop now, I can’t pretend to approach apparently any other way.'  (Introduction)

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