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Peter Goldsworthy Peter Goldsworthy i(A22244 works by) (a.k.a. Peter David Goldsworthy)
Born: Established: 1951 Minlaton, Central Yorke Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia, ;
Gender: Male
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1 Still Life with Distant Mountain Range i "There is no still life except in death.", Peter Goldsworthy , 2022 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 5 February 2022; (p. 17)
1 Shaggy God Story i "Dear god-herd, golden god-horde, Lord", Peter Goldsworthy , 2021 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 433 2021; (p. 34)
1 Greek Chorus i "But my tall twin Basil Fawlty, all ribs and dick, is a", Peter Goldsworthy , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9 May 2020; (p. 18)
1 Born Again i "If time is a river, it washes our each soft pebble", Peter Goldsworthy , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9 May 2020; (p. 15)
1 Honey Sandwiches Peter Goldsworthy , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9 May 2020; (p. 14)

'Doctor and writer Peter Goldsworthy on how we can take some of the lessons of lockdown back into normal life.'

1 Vegas i "Yes, death was a good career move for Mr Elvis", Peter Goldsworthy , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 419 2020; (p. 30)
1 She and Her Man : Foe Peter Goldsworthy , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , October 2019;

— Review of Foe J. M. Coetzee , 1986 single work novel

'In the remarks that preface his 2003 Nobel Lecture, entitled ‘He and His Man’ (worth watching on YouTube for the dry comedy of the delivery alone), J. M. Coetzee speaks of reading The Strange and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe when he was ‘eight or nine’. Presumably this was an abridged children’s version of the kind many of us read at that age. He would not have been alone when he fell in love with this ‘desert island that became a kingdom’, or when Crusoe became ‘a figure in my imagination’. Less predictable, perhaps, was his bewilderment at the claim in his Children’s Encyclopaedia that the author of the book was someone called Daniel Defoe. ‘This made no sense,’ he continues, ‘because it said on the first page of Robinson Crusoe that Robinson Crusoe told the story himself.’(Introduction)'

1 Vale Poet Les Murray Peter Goldsworthy , 2019 single work obituary (for Les Murray )
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 4-10 May 2019;

'Find a comfortable chair and a glass of single malt whisky to savour the life and poetry of Les Murray.'

1 2 y separately published work icon Minotaur Peter Goldsworthy , Melbourne : Viking , 2019 15491389 2019 single work novel crime

'Peter Goldsworthy's new novel features a blind detective determined to deliver justice to the man who shot him, even though his failed assassin has broken out of jail and is equally determined to finish the job. Cleverly structured around the five senses, and with the action confined to one week, it’s pacey and taut, with the cat-and-mouse tension leavened by lighter interludes.

'Goldsworthy is interested in all that his protagonist cannot see, as he is forced to meet evil, acting on a trust in his senses, and the ineluctable mystery that is memory.'  (Publication summary)

1 Ned Kelly Peter Goldsworthy , Luke Styles (composer), 2019 single work musical theatre opera

'Lost & Found’s mission is to discover lost or forgotten works and present them in unique found spaces. This specially commissioned world premiere invites you into an old timber mill to discover a very different side to one of Australia’s iconic figures.

'Composer Luke Styles and librettist Peter Goldsworthy weave together the common myth with lesser known extraordinary facts about the politics, loves and quirks of Australia’s legendary bushranger. Cross dressing, pig stealing, bee keeping, opium smoking, devout republican supporting, armour wearing loyal family men — that’s just part of the story of the notorious Kelly gang.

'Superstar Australian baritone Samuel Dundas takes on the title role in a new-found space on the outskirts of Perth that provides the perfect setting, backdrop and link to Australia's frontier past.'

Source: Perth Festival.

1 'A Rare Ear, Our Aery Yahweh' Les Murray as One-off Fluke and Maverick Angel Peter Goldsworthy , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 407 2018; (p. 44-46)

'A seven-hundred-page Collected Poems? The cover photograph of the Big Bloke himself is an embodiment of what’s inside in all its sprawling abundance. As is his surname, which can’t help but invoke our country’s big river, whether in full flood, or slow trickle, or slow spreading billabongs.'  (Introduction)

1 Anatomy of a Metaphor i "Packed in a chest", Peter Goldsworthy , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 31 no. 1 2017; (p. 76-79)
1 State Editor's Introduction Peter Goldsworthy , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: States of Poetry - South Australia 2017;

'Steve Brock began writing in the shadow of the New York school, but in ‘dreaming with Ted Berrigan’ – ‘I can’t remember if he said anything’ – might be saying goodbye to those earlier cool dudes and already anticipating the more variable temperature of South American poetry. He has spent a lot of time in Chile especially, and has translated extensively from the Spanish. Of course, Latin American models are a pretty broad canvas. Just to take the temperature of Chilean poetry – Nicanor Parra is drop-dead cool, Neruda is hot. What seems to be emerging on Steve’s recent work is a relaxed, often laconic style which is heading back home across the Pacific to be its own influence. It is deceptively unrhetorical, but it contains multitudes.' (Introduction)

1 1 y separately published work icon States of Poetry - South Australia Peter Goldsworthy (editor), Southbank : ABR Publications , 2017 14027582 2017 anthology poetry

'Series Two of the South Australian States of Poetry anthology is edited by Peter Goldsworthy and features poems by Steve Brock, Cath Kenneally, Jules Leigh Koch, Louise Nicholas, Jan Owen, and Dominic Symes.' (Introduction)

1 1 y separately published work icon Anatomy of a Metaphor and Other Poems Peter Goldsworthy , Magill : Garron Publishing , 2017 13987769 2017 selected work poetry
1 State Editor's Introduction by Peter Goldsworthy Peter Goldsworthy , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: States of Poetry - South Australia 2016;
1 y separately published work icon States of Poetry - South Australia Peter Goldsworthy (editor), Southbank : ABR Publications , 2016 9625777 2016 anthology poetry essay
1 Dark Stitching : The Death-Haunted Poems of Peter Porter Peter Goldsworthy , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 381 2016; (p. 9-11)

— Review of Chorale at the Crossing Peter Porter , 2015 selected work poetry
1 Poetry in South Australia Peter Goldsworthy , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 379 2016; (p. 49)
1 Binge or Nothing : The Duplex Needs of Clive James Peter Goldsworthy , 2016 single work review essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 386 2016; (p. 38-39)
'You might ask how a man who spent his days with the major poems of Browning could wish to spend his evenings with the minor movies of Chow Yun-fat,’ Clive James asks, rhetorically, in Play All: A bingewatcher’s notebook, then provides a near-tautological answer: ‘It’s a duplex need buried deep in my neural network.’ In mine, too, although my love of screen trash comes from childhood deprivation; we were never allowed an ‘idiot-box’. Mum might sneak next door to watch Peyton Place, but Dad viewed (so to speak) the then-new technology as mind rot.' (Introduction)
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