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O'Dowd Seeks Whitman single work   poetry   "24yo dawn-red hair western districts oz po seeks 80ish"
Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 O'Dowd Seeks Whitman
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  • Epigraph: "I am 24, red hair, plain features, and a little too backward for my own good" - Bernard O'Dowd writing to Walt Whitman (1891)

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Going Down Swinging New Adventures in the Word no. 27 2008 Z1553415 2008 periodical issue

    'Like a giant Meccano set, we're building a city, from pieces sent to us by writers and artists around the world. Between these pieces we're building roads, bridges, and slightly frightening underground through-tunnels. When the city is built and we climb onto a hill to view it from the outside, then we see - either through amorphic resonance or through our own subconscious filtering, or both - that what seemed like a chaos of ideas when we began is now a logical, freestanding structure. GD S never imposes themes on our writers, but we find without fail, our writers impose themes on us.' (Lisa Greenaway, Editorial introduction)

    pg. 10
  • 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 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. 418-419
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