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  • Author:agent Robert Adamson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/adamson-robert
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Net Needle
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' In The Times Literary Supplement, David Wheatley calls Robert Adamson "one of the finest Australian poets at work today." NET NEEDLE brings together the presiding influences of his life, early and late. He casts an affectionate eye on the Hawkesbury fishermen who "stitched their lives into my days," childhood escapades, lost literary comrades, the light and tides of the river, and the ambiance of his youth. Throughout, he is characteristically attuned to the natural world, sketching encounters both intimate and strange. These are poems of clear-eyed vision and mastery, borne of long experience, alert and at ease. As Michael Palmer observes, "Eye and ear, none better." ' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: for Juno - heart's needle, soul's compass
  • Epigraph:

    All the stream that's roaring by

    Came out of a needle's eye;

    Things unborn, things that are gone,

    From needle's eye still goad it on. - WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

Contents

* Contents derived from the Carlton, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,:Black Inc. , 2015 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Listening to Cuckoosi"Two unchanging notes; to us - words", Robert Adamson , single work poetry
Summeri"A pallid cuckoo calls in a loop", Robert Adamson , single work poetry
Garden Poemi"Sunlight scatters wild bees across a blanket of flowering lavender. The garden grows, visibly, in one morning— native grasses push up,", Robert Adamson , single work poetry
Dorothy Wordsworthi"Wisps of smoke, lamplight on manuscripts", Robert Adamson , single work poetry
Via Negativa : The Divine Dark, Robert Adamson , sequence poetry
Colonial Whaleri"As a boy, he watched a spear", Robert Adamson , single work poetry
Net Makers The Net-Makersi"They stitched themselves into the days of my childhood,", Robert Adamson , single work poetry
Note: With title: Net Makers
Heaving the Ropei"A deck hand makes a line then heaves his rope", Robert Adamson , single work poetry
Chowder Bayi"The nights were illegible at Chowder Bay", Robert Adamson , single work poetry
The Green Flashi"One hot afternoon, on the first long walk", Robert Adamson , single work poetry
The Wintergarden, Robert Adamson , single work poetry
The River Cavesi"We were keen young cubs, members", Robert Adamson , single work poetry
The Sydney Stadiumi"Sydney's Stadium's stage revolved slowly, the fighters and", Robert Adamson , single work poetry
Shark-Net Seahorses of Balmoral: A Harbour Memoir, Robert Adamson , selected work poetry
A collection of 15 poems by Robert Adamson and 21 lino prints by Peter Kingston.
The Phantomi"My father was a fisherman who made", Robert Adamson , single work poetry
MV Anytimei"The deep greens of Middle Harbour", Robert Adamson , single work poetry
Sugarloaf Bay : Middle Harbouri"I fished here for leatherjackets,", Robert Adamson , single work poetry
The Long Bay Debating Societyi"I spent my twenty-first in Long Bay Penitentiary", Robert Adamson , single work poetry
The Coriander Fields of Long Bay Penitentiaryi"Serving two years hard -", Robert Adamson , single work poetry
Internal Weather : In Memory of Randolph Stowi"In the long night, the moon's bent light.", Robert Adamson , single work poetry

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Chicago, Illinois,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Flood Editions ,
      2015 .
      image of person or book cover 1446101946730093616.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 84p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 28 January 2015
      ISBN: 9780990340713
    • Carlton, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2015 .
      image of person or book cover 7889644382024649873.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 96p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 22 April 2015
      ISBN: 9781863957311
    • Tarset, Northumberland,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Bloodaxe Books ,
      2016 .
      image of person or book cover 3532959971656283293.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 72p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 26 May 2016.

      ISBN: 9781780373010

Works about this Work

Verse : Net Needle Greg Brown , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: World Literature Today , January - February vol. 91 no. 1 2017; (p. 83)
'In Net Needle, poet Robert Adamson spans the range of contemporary English prosody with poems that tenderly attest to an endangered environment.'
Rose Lucas Reviews Net Needle by Robert Adamson Rose Lucas , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain [Online] , February 2016;

— Review of Net Needle Robert Adamson , 2015 selected work poetry
Poethical Objectivist A.J. Carruthers , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 377 2015; (p. 42)

— Review of Net Needle Robert Adamson , 2015 selected work poetry
Catcher and Sifter Gig Ryan , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , November 2015;

— Review of Net Needle Robert Adamson , 2015 selected work poetry
Fiona Scotney Reviews Net Needle by Robert Adamson Fiona Scotney , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , October no. 18 2015;

— Review of Net Needle Robert Adamson , 2015 selected work poetry
Robert Adamson, Net Needle Debra Zott , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 7 no. 2 2015;

— Review of Net Needle Robert Adamson , 2015 selected work poetry
It’s the Look at Life That Really Counts Geoff Page , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 May 2015; (p. 28) The Saturday Age , 16-17 May 2015; (p. 24)

— Review of Net Needle Robert Adamson , 2015 selected work poetry
Fishing for the Truth Gregory Day , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30-31 May 2015; (p. 16-17)

— Review of Net Needle Robert Adamson , 2015 selected work poetry
'Robert Adamson’s poetry represents a vivid form of social history, writes Gregory Day.'
Review Short: Robert Adamson’s Net Needle Libby Hart , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 August no. 51.0 2015;

— Review of Net Needle Robert Adamson , 2015 selected work poetry
Fiona Scotney Reviews Net Needle by Robert Adamson Fiona Scotney , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , October no. 18 2015;

— Review of Net Needle Robert Adamson , 2015 selected work poetry
Undercover : Vanishing Poetry Professors Barry Spurr and Robert Adamson Susan Wyndham , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 November 2014; The Age , 15 November 2014; The Canberra Times , 15 November 2014;
Verse : Net Needle Greg Brown , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: World Literature Today , January - February vol. 91 no. 1 2017; (p. 83)
'In Net Needle, poet Robert Adamson spans the range of contemporary English prosody with poems that tenderly attest to an endangered environment.'
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