This Day Under My Hand single work   poetry   "Well, it was never mine,"
  • Author: David Malouf http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/malouf-david
Issue Details: First known date: 1969... 1969 This Day Under My Hand
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  • Dedication: for Jill and Lance Phillips

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  • Appears in:
    y Southerly vol. 29 no. 4 1969 Z590327 1969 periodical issue 1969 pg. 280-281
  • Appears in:
    y Bicycle and Other Poems David Malouf , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1970 Z26621 1970 selected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1970 pg. 40-41
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    y Gesture of a Hand David Malouf (editor), Artarmon : Holt, Rinehart and Winston , 1975 Z1241655 1975 anthology poetry Artarmon : Holt, Rinehart and Winston , 1975 pg. 48-9
    Note: Does not include Dedication.
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    y The Year of the Foxes and Other Poems David Malouf , New York (City) : George Braziller , 1979 Z829023 1979 selected work poetry New York (City) : George Braziller , 1979 pg. 23-24
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    y Selected Poems David Malouf , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1981 Z23577 1981 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1981 pg. 17-19
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    y The Collins Book of Australian Poetry Rodney Hall , Sydney : Collins , 1981 Z542215 1981 anthology poetry Sydney : Collins , 1981 pg. 309-310
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    y My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years Leonie Kramer (editor), Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 Z1067493 1985 anthology poetry short story Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 pg. 599-600
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    y David Malouf : Johnno, Short Stories, Poems, Essays and Interview David Malouf , Jim Tulip (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1990 Z211109 1990 selected work novel poetry short story prose criticism biography interview

    'David Malouf is one of the finest writers in contemporary literature. This volume offers a well-balanced, compact selection of his intricately connected work. Short stories, poems, essays, interviews and the classic novel "Johnno", reproduced in full, show the range of his remarkable achievement. "Johnno", his first and most popular work of fiction, has entered the public imagination with its moving evocation of the 1940s and 50s. The novel is here counterbalanced by the wider contexts of David Malouf's poems and short stories. The uncollected essays highlight his brilliance as a literary commentator, and his deep interest in a variety of contemporary issues. James Tulip's introduction provides an indispensable overview of the work of this outstanding author.'  (Publication summary)

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1990
    pg. 221-222
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems David Malouf , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991 Z158982 1991 selected work poetry North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991 pg. 8-9
  • Appears in:
    y Poems 1959-1989 David Malouf , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992 Z493213 1992 selected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992 pg. 30-31
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    y Selected Poems 1959-1989 David Malouf , London : Chatto and Windus , 1994 Z1239563 1994 selected work poetry London : Chatto and Windus , 1994 pg. 12-13
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    y Guide to the Perplexed and Other Poems David Malouf , Warners Bay : Picaro Press , 2007 Z1445584 2007 selected work poetry Warners Bay : Picaro Press , 2007 pg. 2-3
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    y Revolving Days : Selected Poems David Malouf , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2008 Z1472223 2008 selected work poetry 'This is a collection spanning David Malouf's career. It includes previously published poems, as well as new poems organised by their geographical setting, according to the places in which David has lived over the last 30 years.' (Provided by publisher). St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2008 pg. 57-58

Works about this Work

'Our Own Way Back' : Spatial Memory in the Poetry of David Malouf Emily Bitto , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , no. 8 2008; (p. 92-106)
Much of David Malouf's writing enacts what may be referred to as 'spatial memory'. His poetry utilises a uniquely 'layered' time-perspective in which Malouf repeatedly revisits places of personal significance over numerous collections and, through memory and imagination, imbues these spaces with mythological significance. This process can be seen as a direct response to what Malouf perceives as 'the need to remap the world so that wherever you happen to be is the centre'. Although it may at first appear as simply an autobiographical phenomenon, this process of 'spatial memory' is also revealed as significant on a broader social level, as part of Malouf's longstanding project of redefining Australia, in the eyes of its inhabitants, as a significant cultural and literary centre. When Malouf began publishing in the nineteen-sixties, his poetry, as well as his first novel Johnno, focused on the tension between the perceived 'provinciality' of Australia and the 'exoticism' of the cultural and colonial centres of England and Europe. It is arguable that Malouf's literary remapping of centre and edge is still pertinent today, though now in relation to the increasing cultural dominance of the United States. This essay examines the role of 'spatial memory' in Malouf's poetry, focusing in particular on his numerous poems devoted to the area around Moreton Bay. It demonstrates the process by which these poems of personal memoir become significant on the broader level of social memory, and draws this exploration into a discussion of Malouf's politics of space and memory. (Author's abstract)
'Our Own Way Back' : Spatial Memory in the Poetry of David Malouf Emily Bitto , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , no. 8 2008; (p. 92-106)
Much of David Malouf's writing enacts what may be referred to as 'spatial memory'. His poetry utilises a uniquely 'layered' time-perspective in which Malouf repeatedly revisits places of personal significance over numerous collections and, through memory and imagination, imbues these spaces with mythological significance. This process can be seen as a direct response to what Malouf perceives as 'the need to remap the world so that wherever you happen to be is the centre'. Although it may at first appear as simply an autobiographical phenomenon, this process of 'spatial memory' is also revealed as significant on a broader social level, as part of Malouf's longstanding project of redefining Australia, in the eyes of its inhabitants, as a significant cultural and literary centre. When Malouf began publishing in the nineteen-sixties, his poetry, as well as his first novel Johnno, focused on the tension between the perceived 'provinciality' of Australia and the 'exoticism' of the cultural and colonial centres of England and Europe. It is arguable that Malouf's literary remapping of centre and edge is still pertinent today, though now in relation to the increasing cultural dominance of the United States. This essay examines the role of 'spatial memory' in Malouf's poetry, focusing in particular on his numerous poems devoted to the area around Moreton Bay. It demonstrates the process by which these poems of personal memoir become significant on the broader level of social memory, and draws this exploration into a discussion of Malouf's politics of space and memory. (Author's abstract)
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