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  • Author:agent Martin Harrison http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/harrison-martin
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Happiness
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'Martin Harrison (1949-2014) prepared and delivered this final manuscript at the end of a prolific creative life. With the vulnerability of a lover, the poet peels back one cover of truth after another; reckless for the evidence of the senses, he sifts light, sound, and smell. Poems like the skin of a world: breathing, walking, touching. Martin Harrison's culminating poetic achievement is a crossing over - stylistically, thematically, emotionally. Mapping the tragic chiasmus of love and death, it finally asserts the transcendent power of poetry to bear witness, to join us in a greater communion. Cosmopolitan and local, these triumphs of a 'late style' remind us what poetry is when its mastery allows the irony of existence to walk naked and to exult. ' (Publication summary)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,:UWA Publishing , 2015 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Paul Carter , single work essay (p. vii)
White Flowersi"The air the wind the outside and outsize", Martin Harrison , single work poetry (p. 3)
Wallabiesi"... some memories from somewhere those scattered trees", Martin Harrison , single work poetry (p. 7-10)
'In the Air's Touch, Round...'i"In the air's touch, round", Martin Harrison , single work poetry (p. 11)
Poemi"Even for a moment to forget you - that can only be pain", Martin Harrison , single work poetry (p. 12)
Patioi"At any moment", Martin Harrison , single work poetry (p. 13)
Evening at Homei"Rain means darkness", Martin Harrison , single work poetry (p. 14-15)
A Glance, Martin Harrison , sequence poetry (p. 14-17)
Poplarsi"Warm cool play of sun on poplars trembling", Martin Harrison , single work poetry (p. 16-17)
About Batsi"The bats which got in", Martin Harrison , single work poetry (p. 18-20)
Summer Rain Front, North Coasti"A summer rain front laces a trailing hat of mist", Martin Harrison , single work poetry (p. 21-24)
Daybreaki"6.30. Start-up. Bird twitter,", Martin Harrison , single work poetry (p. 25)
You Do All These Things for Mei"Lemon intensity in each muscle same as frail winter light", Martin Harrison , single work poetry (p. 26)
Paris Poems, Martin Harrison , sequence poetry (p. 26-37)
A Parki"in the thicket of it all", Martin Harrison , single work poetry (p. 27-28)
Leaving Parisi"Harfleur", Martin Harrison , single work poetry (p. 29-32)
Watersi"La Seine etait verte", Martin Harrison , single work poetry (p. 33)
Cardiogram (May)i"The Seine was green on you arm", Martin Harrison , single work poetry (p. 34)
Rue Cuvieri"The fat guy's body language is sprawl and aggro.", Martin Harrison , single work poetry (p. 35-36)
Winter Treesi"So how oblivious do you", Martin Harrison , single work poetry (p. 37-38)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: UWA Publishing , 2015 .
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      Extent: 100p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: July 2015
      ISBN: 9781742586861

Works about this Work

Melody Paloma Reviews Happiness by Martin Harrison Melody Paloma , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain [Online] , February 2017;

— Review of Happiness Martin Harrison , 2015 selected work poetry
Love and All Its Struggles Mike Ladd , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 January 2016; (p. 38) The Age , 16-17 January 2016; (p. 31)

— Review of Happiness Martin Harrison , 2015 selected work poetry
Rich Farewell Judith Beveridge , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 377 2015; (p. 41)

— Review of Happiness Martin Harrison , 2015 selected work poetry
Sharply Attuned to Changes in the Air Ali Smith , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 December 2015; (p. 27)

— Review of Happiness Martin Harrison , 2015 selected work poetry
Petra White Reviews Martin Harrison Petra White , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 October no. 52.0 2015;

— Review of Happiness Martin Harrison , 2015 selected work poetry
Petra White Reviews Martin Harrison Petra White , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 October no. 52.0 2015;

— Review of Happiness Martin Harrison , 2015 selected work poetry
Sharply Attuned to Changes in the Air Ali Smith , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 December 2015; (p. 27)

— Review of Happiness Martin Harrison , 2015 selected work poetry
Rich Farewell Judith Beveridge , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 377 2015; (p. 41)

— Review of Happiness Martin Harrison , 2015 selected work poetry
Love and All Its Struggles Mike Ladd , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 January 2016; (p. 38) The Age , 16-17 January 2016; (p. 31)

— Review of Happiness Martin Harrison , 2015 selected work poetry
Melody Paloma Reviews Happiness by Martin Harrison Melody Paloma , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain [Online] , February 2017;

— Review of Happiness Martin Harrison , 2015 selected work poetry
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