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Amelia Fielden Amelia Fielden i(A57894 works by)
Born: Established: Buff Point, Budgewoi Lake - Lake Munmorah area, Central Coast, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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1 Sunday at the Lake i "so little movement", Amelia Fielden , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Wild 2018; (p. 149)
1 y separately published work icon These Purple Years Amelia Fielden , Port Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2018 14043517 2018 selected work poetry

'A long while ago, I heard of an old Japanese tradition which associates the colour purple with the seventies, and endorses it as appropriate for wearing by people in that venerable age group. Then, when I turned seventy, I joined the Red Hat Society, founded in the USA in 1997 as ‘the place where there is fun over fifty’. This society takes for its motto, so to speak, a poem called ‘Warning’, by the UK poet Jenny Joseph (1932–). The first verse of ‘Warning’ begins thus:
'When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn’t go and doesn’t suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired
… And make up for the sobriety of my youth!'
A nice synchronicity between East and West, isn’t it? Loving the colour purple, I quite often wear it, not just to Red Hat Society functions. I was born in 1941, and most of the tanka in this book have been written and published during my ’purple years’.'  (Publication summary)

1 At Least I Still Remember i "there was never", Amelia Fielden , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Not Very Quiet , September vol. 1 no. 2017;
1 y separately published work icon For Instance, Sweetheart : Forty Years of Love Songs Yuko Kawano , Nagata Kazuhiro , Amelia Fielden (translator), Port Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2017 11085884 2017 selected work poetry essay autobiography

'Autobiographical essays and tanka poetry written by Kawano Yuko and Nagata Kazuhiro to each other.'

'An extraordinary love story unfolds in these pages, more than forty years of a wife and husband balancing the reality of being in relationship with the truth of each their 'own-being' through the exacting discipline of tanka poetry. Day by day, they observed and concentrated their ever-shifting emotions into five-line capsules. It is not a fairy tale; all sides of love find expression here, including its loneliness, uncertainty and ephemerality even after decades of marriage.

'This record proves there is no 'ordinary' in the everyday of human life, not when it is borne witness to by poets with wide-open, honest hearts'

(Publication Summary)

1 y separately published work icon Poems to Wear Amelia Fielden , Port Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2016 10168215 2016 selected work poetry

Poems to Wear is a wonderful collection – brilliantly conceived, beautifully written. The editors and translators do the rarest of things: they bring the whole world of dress, fashion and its accessories to life. Part I contains haiku and tanka by modern and contemporary Japanese poets and Part II contains haiku and tanka by Australian poets. The poets are at their imaginative best as they build on their topics. It is accessible poetry, using variety and humour on the subject of clothing from both the Japanese and Western traditions. These tanka build an adventure playground where experiments in form and ingenious ideas are woven into the poetry about clothing. Headings in the Japanese section illuminate the chosen articles of dress. They collect observations from the world of attire that are rewarding and fun and present the reader with poems both thought provoking and a pleasure to read. At the same time, the poems combine humour with serious comment to engage and connect the reader. Masterfully crafted, intelligent, and full of heart, these tanka and haiku speak about the way our outfits offer a chance to express our style and individuality. The result is vivid work, animated and illuminated by the poets’ engagement with their subject matter, their attention to detail, and especially their skill and delight working with the forms of both tanka and haiku. Here we find clothing that exudes both fashion and function.’ – Patricia Prime, editor of Kokkako (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon All You Need Is Love An Anthology of Tanka on the Love of Life with Contributions from Sixty Two Australian Poets Amelia Fielden (editor), Port Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2015 8417440 2015 anthology poetry

'‘Deceptively simple, the poems in All You Need Is Love touch the whole range of human experience: joy and sadness, pleasure and pain, enlightenment and illusion, love and loneliness. This anthology of tanka reflects the full spectrum of what it means to love, whether it be a partner, a child, a family member, friends, places or one's pet.’ - Patricia Prime, editor of Kokako, New Zealand journal of haiku and tanka.' (Publisher's summary)

1 y separately published work icon From the Middle Country Noriko Tanaka , Amelia Fielden (translator), Port Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2015 8417301 2015 selected work poetry

''There is a world beyond the blue sky we only catch glimpses of behind the white clouds high above us. Yet this is a world we cannot and should not ever see too clearly. Drawn from the five different "realms" of the sea, the middle country, the underworld, the forests and the country of old, Noriko Tanaka’s third collection, From the Middle Country, is born of that human longing to somehow explore this unknowable space. We stand with Noriko in the Middle Country of our contemporary uncertain reality ever aware of the womb of the sea, of the underworld of the dead, of the protection offered by mothers of old and the chaotic magic of the woods. Cleverly blending word and image to compress her emotion into a deeply layered fabric of meaning, Noriko encourages her readers to explore how and why they are drawn to these other worlds.' - Dr Carol Hayes, Australian National University.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Music of the Heart : Tanka Melodies Amelia Fielden (editor), Saeko Ogi (editor), Port Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2014 7529102 2014 anthology poetry

'A unique bilingual production, this anthology celebrates, in tanka poetry, the vibrant literary relationship between Australia and Japan. The book is in two sections: the first section comprises 105 tanka written in English by 55 Australian poets, together with Japanese translations. The second section showcases 94 original Japanese tanka, by 77 Japanese poets, plus English translations. The overarching theme of the tanka from both countries is 'music' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon 100 Tanka by 100 Poets of Australia and New Zealand Amelia Fielden (editor), Beverley George (editor), Patricia Prime (editor), Port Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2013 6562618 2013 anthology poetry
1 y separately published work icon Mint Tea From a Copper Pot : and Other Tanka Tales Amelia Fielden , Port Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2013 6058356 2013 selected work poetry
1 Untitled i "he indulged me", Amelia Fielden , 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: Eucalypt : A Tanka Journal , no. 13 2012; (p. 16)
1 Untitled i "Monopoly", Amelia Fielden , 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: Eucalypt : A Tanka Journal , no. 13 2012; (p. 12)
1 y separately published work icon The Melody Lingers On Amelia Fielden (editor), Port Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2012 Z1901912 2012 anthology poetry

‘This anthology addresses the diversity of music: the impact of its presence, or absence, in our lives. From its harmony of subject matter, solo voices rise in turn to capture our attention. We wonder with the shakuhachi player whether the music he knows he played is what the audience heard, and we muse on the individual nature of listening.

'Several poets remind us of ambient sounds that impinge on the totality of our engagement with what we hear; the clatter of tea cups, the wail of a siren, the concert cough. As is fitting, the music of the natural world finds its place in this collection: diverse bird calls and windsong, the rhythm of tides and the underscore of cicadas. In one imaginative tanka it is not the sound of birds but their “drift and dive”, that reminds the poet of Chopin.

'From Beethoven to boogie-woogie, Handel to honky-tonk, The Melody Lingers On is a celebration of music in its varied elements and tones.’ - Beverley George. (From the publisher's website.)

1 Untitled i "honeyed centres", Amelia Fielden , 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: Eucalypt : A Tanka Journal , no. 12 2012; (p. 12)
1 Untitled i "autumn afternoon", Amelia Fielden , 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: Eucalypt : A Tanka Journal , no. 12 2012; (p. 10)
1 Untitled i "all my world sleeps", Amelia Fielden , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Eucalypt : A Tanka Journal , no. 11 2011; (p. 12)
1 Untitled i "a duet", Amelia Fielden , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Eucalypt : A Tanka Journal , no. 11 2011; (p. 5)
1 y separately published work icon Food for Thought : An Anthology of New Tanka on a Theme Written by Forty-Five Australian Poets Amelia Fielden (editor), Port Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2011 Z1823239 2011 anthology poetry
1 y separately published work icon Words Flower : A Responsive Tanka Collection Words Flower from One to Another Amelia Fielden , Saeko Ogi , Carindale : Interactive Press , 2011 Z1821814 2011 selected work poetry
1 Untitled i "crushing", Amelia Fielden , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Eucalypt : A Tanka Journal , no. 10 2011; (p. 4)
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