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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 A Salom Course
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'There's no doubt about it: Philip Salom's poems are proof of the power that is possible in the form. His subjects are more urgent than most and his technique rises to brilliance. Commenting on Salom's earlier poems, a reviewer praised his "formidable talent and imaginative richness," and announced that Salom's Sky Poems made up "a substantial volume in more ways than one."' I share this view. Salom has always had things to say about history, philosophy, art, and poetry, and he has always said them in ways that run rings around a lot of fashionable verse that merely hopes it will chance on a subject so striking that it will excuse commonplace expression.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon The Poetic Eye : Occasional Writings 1982-2012 Michael Sharkey , Netherlands : Brill , 2016 10632316 2016 selected work criticism

    'This volume contains a selection of the Australian poet Michael Sharkey’s uncollected essays and occasional writings on poetics and poets, chiefly Australian and New Zealand. Reviews and conversations with other poets highlight Sharkey’s concern with preserving and interrogating cultural memory and his engagement with the practice and championing of poetry. Poets discussed range from Lord Byron to colonial-era and early twentieth-century poets (Francis Adams, David McKee Wright, and Zora Cross), underrepresented Australian women poets of World War I, traditionalists and experimentalists, including several ‘New Australian Poetry’ activists of the 1970s, and contemporary Australian and New Zealand poets. Writings on poetics address form and tradition, the teaching and reception of poetry, and canon-formation. The collection is culled from commissioned and occasional contributions to anthologies of practical poetics, journals devoted to literary and cultural history and book reviewing, as well as newspaper and small-magazine features from the 1980s to the present. The writing reflects Sharkey’s poetic practice and pedagogy relating to the teaching of literature, rhetorical analysis, cultural studies, and writing in universities'.

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    Netherlands : Brill , 2016
    pg. 315-317
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