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  • Author:agent Mark O'Connor http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/o-connor-mark
Issue Details: First known date: 1990... 1990 Fire-Stick Farming : Selected Poems 1972-90
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Notes

  • Epigraph: 'The song still remains which names the land over which it sings' -- Martin Heidegger, What are Poets For?
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Hale and Iremonger , 1990 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Beginningi"God himself", Mark O'Connor , 1976 single work poetry (p. 9-10)
Reefsi"High by the long island's side", Mark O'Connor , 1985 single work poetry (p. 10)
Flight Poem : 1i"HERONS, no doubt, are the ugliest flyers.", Mark O'Connor , 1973 single work poetry (p. 10)
Flight Poem from the Barrier Reef, Mark O'Connor , 1973 sequence poetry Flight Poem (p. 10-12)
Note: With title: Flight Poem
Flight Poem : 2i"SEA-GULLS are more graceful.", Mark O'Connor , 1973 single work poetry (p. 11)
Flight Poem : 3i"GANNETS are masters and mysteries, penguins that fly,", Mark O'Connor , 1973 single work poetry (p. 11)
Flight Poem : 4i"The NODDY TERN", Mark O'Connor , 1973 single work poetry (p. 12)
Flight Poem : 6 : Oystercatcheri"To all these", Mark O'Connor , 1973 single work poetry (p. 12)
Turtles Hatchingi"Waiting for weeks till the last one is ready to run, they", Mark O'Connor , 1975 single work poetry (p. 13-14)
The Pairing of Ternsi"Human lovers know it only in dreams", Mark O'Connor , 1976 single work poetry (p. 15)
A Javanese Pietai"In fumes the girl-mother squats,", Mark O'Connor , 1982 single work poetry (p. 16-17)
Two Views of a Gannet : 1 : Gannet in Airi"Zooming and diving around the bombora,", Mark O'Connor , 1976 single work poetry (p. 18)
Two Views of a Gannet, Mark O'Connor , 1986 single work poetry (p. 18-19)
Two Views of a Gannet : 2 : Strikei"In this moment", Mark O'Connor , 1976 single work poetry (p. 19)
Eveningsi"Evenings on coral cays between Capricorn and Cancer", Mark O'Connor , 1978 single work poetry (p. 20)
First Eveningi"On a cay whose sides are the diverse seasons:", Mark O'Connor , 1980 single work poetry (p. 20-21)
Still Life, Heron Islandi"Thongs and slacks for formal wear", Mark O'Connor , 1978 single work poetry (p. 21)
Before Birthi"sea bore (me).", Mark O'Connor , 1980 single work poetry (p. 22)
Beside Lifei"before me was dark mine, was my dark mine,", Mark O'Connor , 1980 single work poetry (p. 22-23)
Astride Timei"Grass clasped me, waved over,", Mark O'Connor , 1980 single work poetry (p. 23)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

y separately published work icon Launching the Book `Fire-Stick Farming : Selected Poems 1972-90' Manning Clark , Z449819 single work criticism
O'Connor's Poetic Credo and Vedic Literature Shalini Sharma , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Caring Cultures : Sharing Imaginations : Australia and India 2006; (p. 71-83)
Sharmi reads O'Connor's poetry for its resonances with Vedic philosophy, particularly its emphasis on ecological balance.
Hard Places Michael Hulse , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: PN Review , [96] March-April vol. 20 no. 4 1994; (p. 68-70)

— Review of Dancing on the Drainboard Lynn R. Hard , 1993 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems Geoff Page , 1991 selected work poetry ; The Home Paddock : Blue Hills 21-35 Laurie Duggan , 1991 selected work poetry ; Children's Games Geoffrey Lehmann , 1990 selected work poetry ; Fire-Stick Farming : Selected Poems 1972-90 Mark O'Connor , 1990 selected work poetry ; Orpheus A. D. Hope , 1991 selected work poetry
Controversial Poet of Many Near-Perfect Lines Marie-Louise Ayres , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: ANU Reporter , 24 February 1993; (p. 9)

— Review of Fire-Stick Farming : Selected Poems 1972-90 Mark O'Connor , 1990 selected work poetry
Keen Observer of Details in Unfamiliar Landscapes John Foulcher , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 February 1991; (p. B6)

— Review of The Poetry of Canberra 1990 anthology poetry ; Fire-Stick Farming : Selected Poems 1972-90 Mark O'Connor , 1990 selected work poetry
Nature Versus Culture Tim Prenzler , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , April vol. 10 no. 1 1991; (p. 67-68)

— Review of Poppy Drusilla Modjeska , 1990 single work novel ; The Bluebird Cafe Carmel Bird , 1990 single work novel ; Found Objects Bridh Hancock , 1988 selected work poetry ; Parnassus Mad Ward: Michael Dransfield and the New Australian Poetry Livio Dobrez , 1990 selected work criticism ; Fire-Stick Farming : Selected Poems 1972-90 Mark O'Connor , 1990 selected work poetry
Currency John Foulcher , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , July-August vol. 35 no. 7-8 1991; (p. 102-105)

— Review of Poetry Australia no. 125 Heather Cam , 1990 periodical issue ; Verandahs Jean Kent , 1990 selected work poetry ; Poet of the 21st Century : Harry Hooton : Collected Poems Harry Hooton , 1990 collected work poetry essay ; Excavation : (Arguments and Monologues) Gig Ryan , 1990 selected work poetry ; Fire-Stick Farming : Selected Poems 1972-90 Mark O'Connor , 1990 selected work poetry ; W.J. Turner : selected poetry W. J. Turner , 1989 selected work poetry
Hard Places Michael Hulse , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: PN Review , [96] March-April vol. 20 no. 4 1994; (p. 68-70)

— Review of Dancing on the Drainboard Lynn R. Hard , 1993 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems Geoff Page , 1991 selected work poetry ; The Home Paddock : Blue Hills 21-35 Laurie Duggan , 1991 selected work poetry ; Children's Games Geoffrey Lehmann , 1990 selected work poetry ; Fire-Stick Farming : Selected Poems 1972-90 Mark O'Connor , 1990 selected work poetry ; Orpheus A. D. Hope , 1991 selected work poetry
Keen Observer of Details in Unfamiliar Landscapes John Foulcher , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 February 1991; (p. B6)

— Review of The Poetry of Canberra 1990 anthology poetry ; Fire-Stick Farming : Selected Poems 1972-90 Mark O'Connor , 1990 selected work poetry
Two Searches for Meaning Keith Russell , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Newcastle Herald , 17 November 1990; (p. 4)

— Review of Selected Poems Eric Rolls , 1990 selected work poetry ; Fire-Stick Farming : Selected Poems 1972-90 Mark O'Connor , 1990 selected work poetry
O'Connor's Poetic Credo and Vedic Literature Shalini Sharma , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Caring Cultures : Sharing Imaginations : Australia and India 2006; (p. 71-83)
Sharmi reads O'Connor's poetry for its resonances with Vedic philosophy, particularly its emphasis on ecological balance.
ANU Date for Pilger, Lohrey Robert Hefner , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 September 1990; (p. 25)
After Poetry (8) : A Quarterly Account of Recent Poetry Graham Rowlands , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 122 1991; (p. 55-59)
y separately published work icon Launching the Book `Fire-Stick Farming : Selected Poems 1972-90' Manning Clark , Z449819 single work criticism
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