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Ron Pretty Ron Pretty i(A6444 works by) (a.k.a. Ronald Keith Pretty)
Born: Established: 1940 ;
Gender: Male
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Grace Notes i "It begins with a comparison: a budgie", Ron Pretty , single work poetry
1 y separately published work icon In the Cave Ron Pretty , Port Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2022 24499470 2022 selected work poetry
1 Widower i "in the sink his hands", Ron Pretty , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 February no. 89 2019;
1 White and Friend Ron Pretty , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Antipodes , vol. 32 no. 1/2 2018; (p. 137-143)
'I am writing in the front room of Murrays Cottage, where Donald Friend made his home for two years, until he left for Europe in March 1949. He visited again from time to time in later years. His friend Donald Murray remained in the cottage until his death in 1988, for Russell Drysdale and Friend had combined to purchase the cottage for him, Friend's stays in Hill End, and the extended stays by artist friends such as Russell Drysdale and Margaret Olley, transformed the almost deserted ex-goldmining town into the artists' colony it remains to this day. According to the local shopkeeper, the population of the town today is 117. In 1872, at the height of the gold rush, the population was anywhere between 10,000 and 30,000, depending on whom you believe.' (Introduction)
 
1 Merlin i "Almost a century before Friend & Drysdale", Ron Pretty , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 31 no. 1 2017; (p. 145-146)
1 1 y separately published work icon The Left Hand Mirror Ron Pretty , World Square : Pitt Street Poetry , 2017 14042528 2017 selected work poetry
1 The Celebration of a Life Richly Lived Ron Pretty , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , July-September no. 23 2017;

'Some readers may not be aware that this is a posthumous collection: sadly, Lyn Hatherly passed away in 2016. At the back of Many, and One, there is a biography of Lyn, so I don’t need to go through her life story in any great detail. But there are a number of things from that biography that I would like to take a few moments to highlight.' (Introduction)

1 Peacocks i "When the rain came that afternoon, I", Ron Pretty , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , no. 40 2017; Quadrant , April vol. 62 no. 4 2018; (p. 84)
1 Out of the Table, Endlessly Rocking. i "I write at an unsteady table", Ron Pretty , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , no. 40 2017;
1 Vibrato i "Sand between the toes, she remembers", Ron Pretty , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , no. 40 2017;
1 Pigeons of the Dome i "From here on the balcony we see them: pigeons", Ron Pretty , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , March vol. 61 no. 3 2017; (p. 110) The Best Australian Poems 2017 2017; (p. 132)
1 Siren i "Wendy remembers the miners of the village,", Ron Pretty , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , March vol. 61 no. 3 2017; (p. 92)
1 Wallabies, Hill End i "A black faced wallaby", Ron Pretty , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , March vol. 61 no. 3 2017; (p. 74)
1 A Glass Ceiling i "bird fallen unperched & winded", Ron Pretty , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Long Paddock , vol. 75 no. 3 2016;
1 A Slate Sky i "That time of day when the light fades", Ron Pretty , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , April vol. 60 no. 4 2016; (p. 71)
1 Choking i "Fruit of childhood and poverty", Ron Pretty , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , April vol. 60 no. 4 2016; (p. 71)
1 River Flat i "The crows are out tonight in the gums", Ron Pretty , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , April vol. 60 no. 4 2016; (p. 44)
1 Broken i "how all of it's connected but none of it makes sense", Ron Pretty , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Anthology 2016; (p. 53)
1 Parks and Wildlife i "Not only kangaroos & black faced wallabies", Ron Pretty , 2016 single work
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 6 no. 2 2016; (p. 59)
1 Double Vision Ron Pretty , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: FourW New Writing Twenty-Seven , no. 27 2016; (p. 108)
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