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Rod Usher Rod Usher i(A25219 works by) (a.k.a. Roderick MacLeod Usher)
Born: Established: 1946
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United States of America (USA),
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Americas,
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Gender: Male
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1 Mozart Also Played Billiards i "Evening, I sit staring blindly at the dying sun", Rod Usher , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Joy : Poems from the 2017 ACU Prize for Poetry 2017; (p. 76-77)
1 Yesterdays i "They think they can just slip away", Rod Usher , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 May vol. 80 no. 2017;
1 The Imperfect i "Trying to live with the imperfect:", Rod Usher , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 6 no. 1 2016; (p. 53)
1 Ho's Secret Weapon i "Hindsight, as one of Kubrick's cast", Rod Usher , 2015 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 74 no. 2 2015; (p. 28-29) The Best Australian Poems 2015 2015;
1 Grace i "Allowed from the millions just one", Rod Usher , 2015 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , May vol. 59 no. 5 2015; (p. 31)
1 Five Fine Frogs i "Five fine frogs in the swimming pool", Rod Usher , 2015 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , May vol. 59 no. 5 2015; (p. 23)
1 Between the Lines Rod Usher , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Stars Like Sand : Australian Speculative Poetry 2014; (p. 34)
1 The Third Eye i "To call a spade a spade", Rod Usher , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 4 no. 2 2014; (p. 22-23)
1 Joaquin Sorolla Museum, Madrid i "Teacher looks too young for motherhood", Rod Usher , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , July - August vol. 58 no. 7/8 2014; (p. 17)
1 Wool Nights i "A loose sheep in a paddock -", Rod Usher , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , April vol. 58 no. 4 2014; (p. 65)
1 The Flat of the Hand i "The flat hand picks no flower,", Rod Usher , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , April vol. 58 no. 4 2014; (p. 37)
1 Plums i "The trees stand wild by the track", Rod Usher , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , April vol. 58 no. 4 2014; (p. 36)
1 y separately published work icon The Convent Mermaid Rod Usher , Carindale : Interactive Publications , 2014 7184785 2014 selected work poetry

'Rod Usher's third collection, Convent Mermaid, is full of wit and sadness, love and loss. Many of the poems spring from his long experience as a journalist, novelist and from years of living and working in Europe. As Les Murray has written, Rods poetry inspires both tears and laughter. He's equally at home in poetic conversation with Emily Dickinson, David Bowie and Federico Garcia Lorca, in revisiting Cro-Magnon Man, or portraying the to-and-fro of love and sex. His poems find their feet in Australia, Spain, England and the U.S., their rhyme typically embedded rather than obligatory, though he bows to the tight rules of haiku. Rods poems regularly appear in leading literary magazines such as Island, Meanjin and Quadrant, as well as in various anthologies, including Australian Love Poems and the UKs Aesthetica Annual. His most recent novel is Poor Man's Wealth (HarperCollins, 2011), a title which, not surprisingly, comes from a poem."' (Publication summary)

1 Rin Tin Latin i "How well works interlaced Latin,", Rod Usher , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: Poems 2013 : Volume of the Australian Poetry Members Anthology 2013; (p. 88-89)
1 Words i "Leap without thinking", Rod Usher , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , July/August vol. 57 no. 7/8 2013; (p. 82)
1 Typing WWII Letters i "There's a man naked fishing", Rod Usher , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , July/August vol. 57 no. 7/8 2013; (p. 51)
1 Mr Ah Am i "His hands shake. Speech.", Rod Usher , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 57 no. 11 2013; (p. 109)
1 Monteviejo Winter i "Puddles bootcrunch, leaves once green", Rod Usher , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 57 no. 11 2013; (p. 109)
1 That Love i "That love is all there is", Rod Usher , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Love Poems 2013 2013; (p. 62-63)
1 Pursuit i "Man is not the art he makes", Rod Usher , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 72 no. 2 2013; (p. 189)
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