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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Plus Ça Change … 1981–2011
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Notes

  • Epigraph:

    HOMO NEST RAIDED, QUEEN BEES ARE STINGING MAD

    — JERRY LISKER: New York Daily News, July 6, 1969.

    Report on the raid by the Tactical Patrol Force on the Stonewall Inn,

    a private gay club, at 57 Christopher Street.

    Listen. Whatever we do from here on out

    Let’s for God’s sake not look at each other

    Keep our eyes shut and the lights turned off—

    We won’t mind touching if we don’t have to see

    — PHILIP WHALEN

  • Author's note: this cento has been composed entirely of headlines quoted verbatim from the poet's "serious" hometown broadsheet, The Age (Melbourne, Australia), over the past thirty years. Any elucidations or interpolations are indicated in square brackets and are printed in lowercase.

Includes

1. Move On (1981–1983) i "[Chief Justice of the Family Court]", Javant Biarujia , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Turnrow Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poetry 2014; (p. 51-53) Cordite Poetry Review , no. 46.1 2014;
2 : Look Back in Anger (1984–1988) i "EQUALITY FOR GAY DE FACTOS", Javant Biarujia , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Turnrow Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poetry 2014; (p. 51-53) Cordite Poetry Review , no. 46.1 2014;
3 : Boys Keep Swinging (1989–2000) i "[Australian] GOVERNMENT TOLD", Javant Biarujia , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Turnrow Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poetry 2014; (p. 51-53) Cordite Poetry Review , no. 46.1 2014;
4 : Silver Jubilee On: And the Beat Goes On (2001–2011) i "GAY TRIAL AN", Javant Biarujia , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Turnrow Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poetry 2014; (p. 51-53) Cordite Poetry Review , no. 46.1 2014;

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Cordite Poetry Review Melbourne no. 46.1 2014 7689122 2014 periodical issue 2014
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Turnrow Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poetry John Kinsella (editor), Monroe : LA Desperation Press Turnrow Books , 2014 8049508 2014 anthology poetry

    'This anthology...is a negotiation of many spaces. That of poets and their work, the idea of "Australia", the idea of being "represented" in a different demographic (America), personal or textual issues with anthologiser, who else is being included (though none outside myself and the publishers have knowledge of this until publication). Vitally, whoat matters is the conversations that arise from the anthology going public, and how the poets and readers deal with this community that has been organically and artificially induced.' John Kinsella (Source: backcover)

    Monroe : LA Desperation Press Turnrow Books , 2014
    pg. 51-53
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