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Rainwater Tank single work   poetry   "Empty rings when tapped give tongue"
  • Author:agent Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1977... 1977 Rainwater Tank
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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    y separately published work icon Ethnic Radio : Poems Les Murray , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1977 Z302683 1977 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1977 pg. 53
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    y separately published work icon The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 Les Murray , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1982 Z300706 1982 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1982 pg. 177-178
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    y separately published work icon The Illustrated Treasury of Australian Verse Beatrice Davis , Melbourne : Nelson , 1984 Z315151 1984 anthology poetry biography Melbourne : Nelson , 1984 pg. 257
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    y separately published work icon The Australian Year : The Chronicle of Our Seasons and Celebrations Les Murray , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1985 Z113741 1985 selected work prose poetry The work consists of four prose pieces, one for each season, interspersed with poems by Murray and illustrated with lavish colour photographs of Australian life and landscape. North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1985 pg. 81
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    y separately published work icon Rattling in the Wind : Australian Poems for Children Jill Heylen (editor), Celia Jellett (editor), Maire Smith (illustrator), Adelaide : Omnibus Books , 1987 Z864929 1987 anthology poetry children's The authors have sought to give us the very best in contemporary and traditional Australian poetry for children. The collection covers such themes and concerns from nature and animal poems to those engaged with the demands of urban and suburban living. Adelaide : Omnibus Books , 1987 pg. 104-105
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    y separately published work icon Collected Poems Les Murray , Port Melbourne : Heinemann Australia , 1994 Z422024 1994 selected work poetry Port Melbourne : Heinemann Australia , 1994 pg. 154
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    y separately published work icon The Illustrated Treasury of Australian Verse Beatrice Davis , Melbourne : Nelson , 1984 Z315151 1984 anthology poetry biography Sydney : State Library of New South Wales Press , 1996 pg. 257
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    y separately published work icon The Oxford Book of Modern Australian Verse Peter Porter (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 Z397894 1996 anthology poetry extract South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 pg. 135
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    y separately published work icon New Selected Poems Les Murray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 Z918005 1998 selected work poetry Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 pg. 34
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    y separately published work icon New Selected Poems Les Murray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 Z918005 1998 selected work poetry New York (City) : Farrar Straus and Giroux , 2000 pg. 37
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    y separately published work icon Learning Human : New Selected Poems Les Murray , Manchester : Carcanet , 2001 Z1153302 2001 selected work poetry Manchester : Carcanet , 2001 pg. 27-28
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    y separately published work icon Learning Human : Selected Poems of Les Murray Les Murray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 2003 Z1147830 2003 selected work poetry Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 2003 pg. 27-28
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    y separately published work icon Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature Nicholas Jose (editor), Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), Anita Heiss (editor), David McCooey (editor), Peter Minter (editor), Nicole Moore (editor), Elizabeth Webby (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1590615 2009 anthology correspondence diary drama essay extract poetry prose short story (taught in 23 units)

    'Some of the best, most significant writing produced in Australia over more than two centuries is gathered in this landmark anthology. Covering all genres - from fiction, poetry and drama to diaries, letters, essays and speeches - the anthology maps the development of one of the great literatures in English in all its energy and variety.

    'The writing reflects the diverse experiences of Australians in their encounter with their extraordinary environment and with themselves. This is literature of struggle, conflict and creative survival. It is literature of lives lived at the extremes, of frontiers between cultures, of new dimensions of experience, where imagination expands.

    'This rich, informative and entertaining collection charts the formation of an Australian voice that draws inventively on Indigenous words, migrant speech and slang, with a cheeky, subversive humour always to the fore. For the first time, Aboriginal writings are interleaved with other English-language writings throughout - from Bennelong's 1796 letter to the contemporary flowering of Indigenous fiction and poetry - setting up an exchange that reveals Australian history in stark new ways.

    'From vivid settler accounts to haunting gothic tales, from raw protest to feisty urban satire and playful literary experiment, from passionate love poetry to moving memoir, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature reflects the creative eloquence of a society.

    'Chosen by a team of expert editors, who have provided illuminating essays about their selections, and with more than 500 works from over 300 authors, it is an authoritative survey and a rich world of reading to be enjoyed.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Allen and Unwin have a YouTube channel with a number of useful videos on the Anthology.

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 901-902
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    y separately published work icon The ABC Book of Australian Poetry : A Treasury of Poems for Young Children Libby Hathorn , Pymble : ABC Books , 2010 Z1703020 2010 anthology poetry

    ''I am the river, gently flowing, as I wind my way to the sea.' (Mary Duroux)

    'Follow the river of poetry through country, town, the bush, the four seasons, night and day and explore the Australian landscape through the eyes of our best Australian poets.

    'In this beautiful collection of poems for children, award-winning author and poet, Libby Hathorn, has brought together favourites such as those by A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson, Dorothea Mackellar and C.J. Dennis, as well as more contemporary poems by Steven Herrick, Eva Johnson, Les A. Murray and others.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.
     

    Pymble : ABC Books , 2010
    pg. 88-89 Section: Part 3. All Along the River : My Country

Works about this Work

Wet, in the Mindscape of the Dry: Water Tanks as Nature/Culture Signifiers C A Cranston , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Words on Water: Literary and Cultural Representations 2008; (p. 23-38)
The author investigates the impact of Australian literature and European attitudes on water conservation in Australia.
Some Outstanding Australian Poets Today Peter Porter , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Breaking Circles 1991; (p. 108-117)
Some Outstanding Australian Poets Today Peter Porter , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Breaking Circles 1991; (p. 108-117)
Wet, in the Mindscape of the Dry: Water Tanks as Nature/Culture Signifiers C A Cranston , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Words on Water: Literary and Cultural Representations 2008; (p. 23-38)
The author investigates the impact of Australian literature and European attitudes on water conservation in Australia.
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