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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 24 Hours
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Notes

  • Dedication: Dedicated to Athena
  • Epigraph: Don't quote me;/ That's what you heard/ not what i said. - Lawrence K. Frank

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Collective Effort Press , 1996 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
24 Hoursi"Crossing the Bridge", TT. O , single work poetry (p. 6-721)
Untitledi"2 Women", TT. O , single work poetry (p. 724)
Pizza Jointi"He's hassled", TT. O , single work poetry (p. 724)
Falafel (for Karen)i"2 sisters (behind", TT. O , single work poetry (p. 725)
Langridge Streeti"The old woman who", TT. O , single work poetry (p. 725-726)
Dress Shopi"3 Women in a shop:", TT. O , single work poetry (p. 726)
Untitledi"Famous nobodys.", TT. O , single work poetry (p. 727)
Untitledi"A Greek Woman", TT. O , single work poetry (p. 727)
Untitledi"Scribbled on a $10 bill: LUNCH.", TT. O , single work poetry (p. 727)
Untitledi"Sometimes, the Crossword", TT. O , single work poetry (p. 727)
Kent Streeti"The Greek woman", TT. O , single work poetry (p. 727-728)
Untitledi"The Boss's wife is sweeping the courtyard", TT. O , single work poetry (p. 728)
Untitledi"He left work", TT. O , single work poetry (p. 728)
Untitledi"An empty Cafe.", TT. O , single work poetry (p. 728-729)
Untitledi"A woman walking along the footpath,", TT. O , single work poetry (p. 729)
Coffee Loungei"The old man", TT. O , single work poetry (p. 729-730)
In the Cafe:i"The woman (from the pub", TT. O , single work poetry (p. 730)
Fish 'N' Chip Shopi"The woman", TT. O , single work poetry (p. 730-731)
Sagol Knittingi"Looking inside [from", TT. O , single work poetry (p. 731)
Untitledi"The seagulls-", TT. O , single work poetry (p. 731)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Assembling the Australian Epic Amy Brown , 2015 single work interview
— Appears in: Axon : Creative Explorations , November vol. 5 no. 2 2015;
'This paper is an assemblage of excerpts from a three-hour interview I conducted with Melbourne poet Π.O. in February 2013 at his home in Preston. Having recently completed a PhD dissertation examining Π.O.’s 1996 epic poem, 24 Hours, I had a number of questions about the 740-page, phonetic meditation on the suburb of Fitzroy. From the original 13,000-word interview transcript, I have chosen to focus on discussions of Π.O.’s methods in writing 24 Hours, his epic-in-progress The Everything Poem, and his sense of identity as an Australian epic poet.' (Publication abstract)
PiO's 24 Hours : Ulysses in Fitzroy Amy Brown , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , December no. 31 2009;
24 Hours, an encyclopedic portrait of Fitzroy in the 1990s, was rejected by six publishers before being published by Collective Effort Press, the members of which are thanked on page 4. On page 2, there is a poetic version of the legal disclaimer ('All characters in this book/ are fictitious. Any resemblance/ to anyone living or dead/ i consider/ a compliment.') and on page 3 a dedication to his sister Athena ('He's great/ He's fantastic/ I'm brilliant/ I'm his sister'). In a commercially published book, these opening pages wouldn't be remarkable, but, as Pi.O. has complete creative control over 24 Hours-from the quote on page 5 ('Don't quote me;/ That's what you heard/ not what/ i said./ - Lawrence K. Frank') to the type-writer font and layout, author-drawn sketches and symbols throughout, right up to the photograph on the final page of the appendix-all aspects of the book as an artifact appear to influence the poem as an annotation. As his voice, face and gesture would be inextricably linked to the performance of his poetry, so too is the book's appearance important to Pi.O.'s written poetry, particularly in the case of 24 Hours.
Working Class Heroes? Les Murray vs Pi O Sarah Attfield , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 159 2000; (p. 50-54)
Listening to Immigrants in Melbourne Nathan Whiting , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: American Book Review , May-June vol. 18 no. 4 1997; (p. 5,15)

— Review of 24 Hours TT. O , 1996 selected work poetry
A Day in the Life Anitra Nelson , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Arena Magazine , October/November no. 25 1996; (p. 53-54)

— Review of 24 Hours TT. O , 1996 selected work poetry
A Day in the Life Anitra Nelson , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Arena Magazine , October/November no. 25 1996; (p. 53-54)

— Review of 24 Hours TT. O , 1996 selected work poetry
Suburban Sprawl Martin Duwell , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 May 1996; (p. rev 9)

— Review of New and Selected Poems : Munaldjali, Mutuerjaraera Lionel Fogarty , 1995 selected work poetry ; 24 Hours TT. O , 1996 selected work poetry
Australian Voices Thomas Shapcott , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 March 1996; (p. 9)

— Review of 24 Hours TT. O , 1996 selected work poetry ; Memorials Laurie Duggan , 1996 single work poetry autobiography
Wandering Warriors Caught in a No-Man's Land Heather Cam , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 April 1996; (p. 10)

— Review of 24 Hours TT. O , 1996 selected work poetry
Quixotic Verse from the Coffee Shops of Fitzroy Geoff Page , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 June 1996; (p. C11)

— Review of 24 Hours TT. O , 1996 selected work poetry
PiO's 24 Hours : Ulysses in Fitzroy Amy Brown , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , December no. 31 2009;
24 Hours, an encyclopedic portrait of Fitzroy in the 1990s, was rejected by six publishers before being published by Collective Effort Press, the members of which are thanked on page 4. On page 2, there is a poetic version of the legal disclaimer ('All characters in this book/ are fictitious. Any resemblance/ to anyone living or dead/ i consider/ a compliment.') and on page 3 a dedication to his sister Athena ('He's great/ He's fantastic/ I'm brilliant/ I'm his sister'). In a commercially published book, these opening pages wouldn't be remarkable, but, as Pi.O. has complete creative control over 24 Hours-from the quote on page 5 ('Don't quote me;/ That's what you heard/ not what/ i said./ - Lawrence K. Frank') to the type-writer font and layout, author-drawn sketches and symbols throughout, right up to the photograph on the final page of the appendix-all aspects of the book as an artifact appear to influence the poem as an annotation. As his voice, face and gesture would be inextricably linked to the performance of his poetry, so too is the book's appearance important to Pi.O.'s written poetry, particularly in the case of 24 Hours.
The Rime of the Anarchist Wog David Leser , 1996 single work column biography
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 22 June 1996; (p. 38-39,41-42,45)
Equilibrium in 740 Pages Patricia Rolfe , 1996 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 26 March vol. 116 no. 6015 1996; (p. 82)
24 Hours Ivor Indyk , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , Summer vol. 55 no. 4 1995-1996; (p. 66-72)
Working Class Heroes? Les Murray vs Pi O Sarah Attfield , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 159 2000; (p. 50-54)
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