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Connie Barber Connie Barber i(A35228 works by) (birth name: Constance Marjorie Beavis) (a.k.a. Constance Marjorie Barber)
Born: Established: 13 May 1922 Hunters Hill, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 19 Feb 2017
Gender: Female
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1 The Memory of Ravens i "The ravens have returned from their secret summer", Connie Barber , single work poetry
1 1 y separately published work icon The Edge of Winter Connie Barber , Port Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2015 8714560 2015 selected work poetry

'‘The Edge of Winter is a remarkable achievement by one of our oldest living poets. The poems re-veal an inquisitive mind fascinated by the physical world, including particularly the ocean and the Merri Merri Creek, in Melbourne’s north. Connie Barber interrogates herself and the world through which she moves with a clean-edged honesty leavened often by humour and self-deprecation. In “Time on the Merri Merri Creek” – a deeply moving poem, central to the collection as a whole – when she writes, “She has lived / through the loss of everything but her need to live”, she could well be writing of herself. These are clear and lucid poems on the surface, but they are remarkable for the depth of thought, and sometimes of anguish, that informs them. It is a book in which “words fall / beyond sound and sing”.’ – Ron Pretty

‘Poets often celebrate, interrogate or deplore time, the intransigent medium in which we all live. With this quadripartite book of her lyric understandings, Connie Barber lives under these terms and “could mourn the past, but cannot”. Frequently too, she inveigles the reader subtly into the changing seasons of Merri Merri Creek, through her moving versions of pastoral recovery.’ – Chris Wallace-Crabbe

‘Connie Barber’s unpretentious poetry sounds the depths: here is the precarious difficulty and deli-cacy of human relationships; here are the poet’s various and surprising insights on wordcraft; and here too her assurance and joy in the close observation of nature. Readers will find the testing points in their own lives, touched by these poems.’ – Judith Rodriguez' (Publication summary)

1 The Poem I Won't Forget i "It is there, or was: grew in a new spring", Connie Barber , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 4 no. 1 2014; (p. 97)
1 The Large Hadron Collider at CERN i "What Can The Matter Be?", Connie Barber , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: Poems 2013 : Volume of the Australian Poetry Members Anthology 2013; (p. 71)
1 A Time to Visit the Shrines of Ancestors i "On the evening of All Hallow, that old ending", Connie Barber , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: Blue Giraffe , no. 12 2013; (p. 28)
1 The Road to Heidelberg i "The yearly beginning is slow, dry, speechless", Connie Barber , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: Poetrix , May no. 40 2013; (p. 20)
1 All the Paths Are Dry i "Hazy night has provided enough fog for sedge and grass", Connie Barber , 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 26 no. 2 2012; (p. 195)
1 There is a Time of Day i "There is a time of day", Connie Barber , 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: Poetrix , May no. 38 2012; (p. 2)
1 Morning Birds i "Morning birds are out among the trees", Connie Barber , 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: Poetrix , May no. 38 2012; (p. 2)
1 The House I Left Behind i "The garden I left in autumn, tidied up", Connie Barber , 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: Metabolism 2012; (p. 47)
1 The Lasting Touch i "Hands warm and dry, still muddy from the game.", Connie Barber , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Blue Giraffe , Years End no. 11 2011; (p. 2)
1 After Rain i "Night's sudden flush of rain drove the creek", Connie Barber , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , no. 42 2011; (p. 86)
1 The Silence of Science i "Through the last shadowed air, slowly day's", Connie Barber , 2010 single work poetry
— Appears in: Five Bells , Spring vol. 17 no. 4 2010; (p. 146)
1 How Long i "How long does grief live for a lost child", Connie Barber , 2010 single work poetry
— Appears in: Poetrix , November no. 35 2010; (p. 13)
1 Friday September 30th 2005 i "In this quiet evening, almost a waiting twilght:", Connie Barber , 2010 single work poetry
— Appears in: Poetrix , May no. 34 2010; (p. 27)
1 Portrait of a Poem i "the substance of acronychal time", Connie Barber , 2010 single work poetry
— Appears in: Poetrix , May no. 34 2010; (p. 26)
1 Holiday i "A few precious days, alone - a holiday", Connie Barber , 2010 single work poetry
— Appears in: Five Bells , Summer/Autumn vol. 17 no. 1/2 2010; (p. 87)
1 Winter Seals i "Dead trees tangle at all angles, fallen", Connie Barber , 2010 single work poetry
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 69 no. 3 2010; (p. 121)
1 The Business of the Day i "All those things I used to do for someone else", Connie Barber , 2009 single work poetry
— Appears in: Motherlode : Australian Women's Poetry 1986 - 2008 2009; (p. 174)
1 Time on the Merri Merri Creek i "There is afternoon, day's unreliable beauty,", Connie Barber , 2009 single work poetry
— Appears in: Blue Dog , vol. 8 no. 15 2009; (p. 10-12)
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