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Notes

  • Divided into several sections:

    Prologue (pp.13-16)

    Natural Disasters (pp.17-32)

    Unanswered Questions (pp.33-60)

    Occasional Truths (pp.61-78)

    Flickering Enlightenment (pp.79-96)

    A Scheme for Brightness (pp.97-110)

    Epilogue (pp.111-113)

Contents

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Prologuei"Stop with me now, in this moment", Richard James Allen , single work poetry (p. 15)
Birthplacei"someone in your family once read my novel", Richard James Allen , single work poetry (p. 18)
How Many Umbrellas or Love Lettersi"how many umbrellas or love letters have I lost in my lifetime – left in the pristine", Richard James Allen , single work poetry (p. 19)
Wonderment as a Questioni"Don't ask me why the morning begins the day and the night ends it.", Richard James Allen , single work poetry (p. 20)
Natural Disastersi"Here it comes", Richard James Allen , single work poetry (p. 21)
Famous Personi"I got a shock seeing you in the paper", Richard James Allen , single work poetry (p. 22)
Carpe Diem (Or, Feel Free to Text Me after Reading This Poem)i"Poets used to write poems about seizing the day. And", Richard James Allen , single work poetry (p. 23)
Inspiration, the Thirteenth Floori"on the top floor", Richard James Allen , single work poetry humour (p. 24)
Surry Hills Hip Hopi"Cycling down Crown Street on the parade to the grave,", Richard James Allen , single work poetry (p. 25)
This Poem Cost Me 24 Dollars in Cab Farei"Lateness is one of my extravagances.", Richard James Allen , single work poetry (p. 26)
New York Nighti"after we had dinner on the bed", Richard James Allen , single work poetry (p. 27)
What I Did on My Nervous Breakdowni"if I had been a lesser man", Richard James Allen , single work poetry (p. 28)
The Perils of Unfindabilityi"I am wasting time,", Richard James Allen , single work poetry (p. 29-30)
Making an Appearancei"You've been here all this time?", Richard James Allen , single work poetry (p. 31)
For the Girl Who Fell in Love with New York or A Visit to My Emotional Museumi"You turned my head,", Richard James Allen , single work poetry (p. 34-36)
13 Acts of Unfulfilled Lovei"I feel like", Richard James Allen , single work poetry (p. 37-44)
Desert Songi"One desert bloom is what we said", Richard James Allen , single work poetry (p. 45)
Two Verses Found, by a Workman Whose Name Is Not Recorded, in the Bottom Drawer of an Antique Desk in an Abandoned Villa Overlooking the Seai"To my mistress", Richard James Allen , single work poetry (p. 46-48)
Fragilei"what we took for struggle", Richard James Allen , single work poetry (p. 49)
Travel Companioni"we fought, we talked, we ate. we carried bags and", Richard James Allen , single work poetry (p. 50)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

[Review Essay] Fixing the Broken Nightingale Alison Clifton , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: StylusLit , September no. 2 2017;

'Richard James Allen has returned to the form of artistic expression that launched his manifold career almost forty years ago: poetry. The result is an accomplished meditation on love, life, and artistry.'  (Introduction)

Small Gems of Poetry : Beatriz Copello Reviews ‘Fixing the Broken Nightingale’ by Richard James Allen Beatriz Copello , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , October - December no. 16 2015;

— Review of Fixing the Broken Nightingale Richard James Allen , 2013 selected work poetry
Richard James Allen, Fixing the Broken Nightingale Umme Salma , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 7 no. 2 2015;

— Review of Fixing the Broken Nightingale Richard James Allen , 2013 selected work poetry
Michele Seminara Reviews Fixing the Broken Nightingale by Richard Allen Michele Seminara , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , April no. 17 2015;

— Review of Fixing the Broken Nightingale Richard James Allen , 2013 selected work poetry
Alice Allan Reviews Nola Firth, Richard James Allen, Liz McQuilkin, Sandra Thibodeaux, and Wendy Fleming Alice Allan , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , November no. 48.0 2014;

— Review of Even if the Sun Nola Firth , 2013 selected work poetry ; Fixing the Broken Nightingale Richard James Allen , 2013 selected work poetry ; The Nonchalant Garden Liz McQuilkin , 2014 selected work poetry ; Dirty H2O Sandra Thibodeaux , 2014 selected work poetry ; Backyard Lemon Wendy Fleming , 2014 selected work poetry
Dark Deeds Disturb While Creative Quest Engages Geoff Page , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 April 2014; (p. 22)

— Review of The End of the World Maria Takolander , 2014 selected work poetry ; Fixing the Broken Nightingale Richard James Allen , 2013 selected work poetry
Alice Allan Reviews Nola Firth, Richard James Allen, Liz McQuilkin, Sandra Thibodeaux, and Wendy Fleming Alice Allan , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , November no. 48.0 2014;

— Review of Even if the Sun Nola Firth , 2013 selected work poetry ; Fixing the Broken Nightingale Richard James Allen , 2013 selected work poetry ; The Nonchalant Garden Liz McQuilkin , 2014 selected work poetry ; Dirty H2O Sandra Thibodeaux , 2014 selected work poetry ; Backyard Lemon Wendy Fleming , 2014 selected work poetry
Michele Seminara Reviews Fixing the Broken Nightingale by Richard Allen Michele Seminara , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , April no. 17 2015;

— Review of Fixing the Broken Nightingale Richard James Allen , 2013 selected work poetry
Richard James Allen, Fixing the Broken Nightingale Umme Salma , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 7 no. 2 2015;

— Review of Fixing the Broken Nightingale Richard James Allen , 2013 selected work poetry
Small Gems of Poetry : Beatriz Copello Reviews ‘Fixing the Broken Nightingale’ by Richard James Allen Beatriz Copello , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , October - December no. 16 2015;

— Review of Fixing the Broken Nightingale Richard James Allen , 2013 selected work poetry
[Review Essay] Fixing the Broken Nightingale Alison Clifton , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: StylusLit , September no. 2 2017;

'Richard James Allen has returned to the form of artistic expression that launched his manifold career almost forty years ago: poetry. The result is an accomplished meditation on love, life, and artistry.'  (Introduction)

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