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Wine Tasting single work   poetry   "The dead-weight of years crushing down, down,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1976... 1976 Wine Tasting
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    y separately published work icon The Australian 13 March 1976 Z624824 1976 newspaper issue 1976 pg. 26
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    y separately published work icon Voyage into Solitude Michael Dransfield , Rodney Hall (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1978 Z444238 1978 collected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1978 pg. 9
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    y separately published work icon Consolidation : The Second Paperback Poets Anthology Thomas Shapcott (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1982 Z45656 1982 anthology poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1982 pg. 212
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    y separately published work icon Michael Dransfield : Collected Poems Michael Dransfield , Rodney Hall (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1987 Z368455 1987 selected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1987 pg. 223-224
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    y separately published work icon Two Centuries of Australian Poetry Mark O'Connor (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1988 Z322247 1988 anthology poetry criticism Contains poems grouped into 18 thematic sections (19 in 2nd. ed.) ; each section has an introduction, notes and suggestions for study activities and further study. Biographical notes on authors and indexes also included. Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1988 pg. 43
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    y separately published work icon Michael Dransfield : A Retrospective Michael Dransfield , John Kinsella (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2002 Z965225 2002 selected work poetry

    'This is the first publication of Michael Dransfield selected poems, gathered from every book in his relatively considerable output. They were chosen by poet and critic John Kinsella, whose lively Introduction positions this indelible Australian poet at an international level.

    'Always controversial, poet Michael Dransfield's life story has tended to obscure his talent and achievement. Tales of drugs, sexual ambiguity and mythical and ancestral kingdoms have become iconic in the story of Michael Dransfield. However, he was much more. Visionary, poet-ecologist, minstrel, a writer of remarkable dexterity and versatility, he published four collections in three years and another three appeared after his death at 24. While never simply a young poet of his age - the late 60s and early 70s - he was connected to the popular culture of his time and place. He intended to change the world, and believed in the power of his own voice. Linguistically innovative and ahead of his time in so many ways, he also looked back. He was undoubtedly one of the great poets writing in English in his era, whose resonances are increasingly pertinent. Dransfield links the innovations of late twentieth-century Australian poetry with that revolutionary implosion of Ern Malley.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2002
    pg. 60-61
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