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y separately published work icon Prayers of a Secular World anthology   poetry  
Note: With an introduction by David Tacey
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Prayers of a Secular World
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'A meditation on living in a post-religious world, this little book is packed with big ideas about doubt, faith and redemption for the ‘delicate formation of faults’ that runs through human nature.*

'Reading these droplets of insight about everyday life is a practice in mindfulness offering the opportunity to lift the veil and gaze at eternity.

'‘A mantra that will keep us in one piece’, as the poet Kim Cheng Boey writes, this book allows us to dwell in uncomfortable ideas.

'Prayers of a Secular World is a compendium of meditations from over eighty poets including the well-loved Cate Kennedy, Judith Beveridge, Chris Wallace-Crabbe and Mark Tredinnick, award-winning poets such as Christine Paice, Lisa Jacobson, Debbi Hamilton and Lesley Lebkowicz.

'From their personal experience of our contemporary world, poets such as Ron Pretty, Robyn Rowland, David Brooks and many more have created a language of encounter that is universally resonant. Their blessings and epiphanies, insights and concerns, are the prayer that lives in all of us.' (Publication summary)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Carlton South, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,:Inkerman and Blunt , 2015 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
North of Twenty-Sixi"North of twenty-six ranges of mica schist shine like grounded rainbows", Jan Napier , single work poetry (p. 13)
Powerful Owli"To come close to you I must become this:", Maya Ward , single work poetry (p. 14)
Oceani"Life rolls towards you, giving and breaking. You hear:", Diane Fahey , single work poetry (p. 15)
Against the Unlit Seai"The figs are shrivelling", Adrienne Eberhard , single work poetry (p. 16)
Yeni"When they found Brenhilda, she was no more than bone chorus,", single work poetry (p. 17)
Imagine Becoming the Seai"I have unreeled sentences from my spine's spool", Felicity Plunkett , single work poetry (p. 18)
The Sadhui"He is the ever-walker, a journeyman of landscapes, treading paths that rise", David Francis , single work poetry (p. 21)
Da Barri Barri Bullet Traini"we bin get up with mista an habim gooda one beed", Diwurruwurru , Phillip Hall , single work poetry (p. 22-23)
The Golden Templei"Outside the high gate of Mrs Bhandari's Guesthouse I flag a cycle rickshaw,", Kim Cheng Boey , single work poetry (p. 24-25)
Note: Variation of first line.
The Joyousness of Meni"When we run together I am natively", Petra White , single work poetry (p. 26)
The Last Talker after Massi"He belts his trousers with baling twine", Brendan Ryan , single work poetry (p. 27)
The Physiognomy of Fixingi"we browse here like cattle on a grassy day", Jennifer Harrison , single work poetry (p. 28-29)
Geesei"In ribbons of sound all afternoon, geese,", Rosemary Blake , single work poetry (p. 30)
Pearsi"By the light of the early morning window the taller of", Lesley Lebkowicz , single work poetry (p. 31)
Sign of Peacei"When my uncle was dying", Brendan Ryan , single work poetry (p. 32)
The Miscellaneous Songbirds' Unioni"Songbirds,", Carolyn Leach-Paholski , single work poetry (p. 33)
Hensi"I think I've been waiting for you all my life.", Sarah Day , single work poetry (p. 34-35)
Touchedi"A monarch flutters past overhead", Gita Mammen , single work poetry (p. 36)
Why Do We Exist?i"The child sits, quiet as a moth,", Chris Wallace-Crabbe , single work poetry (p. 37)
Icei"Polar bears have no choice", Chloe Wilson , single work poetry (p. 38-39)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Carlton South, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Inkerman and Blunt , 2015 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 1vp.
      Note/s:
      • Published October 2015
      ISBN: 9780987540195

Works about this Work

The Sacred in the Secular Jonathan Hadwen , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Foam:e , March no. 13 2016;

— Review of Prayers of a Secular World 2015 anthology poetry
Creations Are Joys for Ever Elaine Fry , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 8 February 2016; (p. 7)
Review : Prayers of a Secular World Peter Kenneally , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January-February no. 378 2016; (p. 67)

— Review of Prayers of a Secular World 2015 anthology poetry
Beyond Ourselves : Dee Michell Launches ‘Prayers of a Secular World’ Edited by Jordie Albiston and Kevin Brophy Dee Mitchell , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , October - December no. 16 2015;

— Review of Prayers of a Secular World 2015 anthology poetry
Power of Poetic Faiths William Yeoman , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 17 November 2015; (p. 7)

— Review of Prayers of a Secular World 2015 anthology poetry
Power of Poetic Faiths William Yeoman , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 17 November 2015; (p. 7)

— Review of Prayers of a Secular World 2015 anthology poetry
Beyond Ourselves : Dee Michell Launches ‘Prayers of a Secular World’ Edited by Jordie Albiston and Kevin Brophy Dee Mitchell , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , October - December no. 16 2015;

— Review of Prayers of a Secular World 2015 anthology poetry
Review : Prayers of a Secular World Peter Kenneally , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January-February no. 378 2016; (p. 67)

— Review of Prayers of a Secular World 2015 anthology poetry
The Sacred in the Secular Jonathan Hadwen , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Foam:e , March no. 13 2016;

— Review of Prayers of a Secular World 2015 anthology poetry
Creations Are Joys for Ever Elaine Fry , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 8 February 2016; (p. 7)
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