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  • Author:agent Vivian Smith http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/smith-vivian
Issue Details: First known date: 1985... 1985 Selected Poems
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Notes

  • In his Preface (p.v) the poet discusses his choice of poems for this selection, the 'centrality and polarity' of Hobart and Sydney in his poetry, and how translation has been an 'important stimulus' for his writing.

Contents

* Contents derived from the North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1985 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Bedlam Hillsi"Corroded flat as hills allow,", Vivian Smith , single work poetry (p. 3)
Bird Sanctuaryi"I came down to the tideless bay", Vivian Smith , single work poetry (p. 4)
Old Men are Facts : The Ship's Graveyard, Risdon, Tasmaniai"When I was a boy I heard the sea upstairs in a shell.", Vivian Smith , single work poetry (p. 5)
Fishermen, Winteri"In the bay across the broken threshold sand", Vivian Smith , single work poetry (p. 6)
Winter Foreshorei"The drilling wind, the whittling air", Vivian Smith , single work poetry (p. 7)
Aloes and Seai"The aloes stand along the shore", Vivian Smith , single work poetry (p. 8)
Penguin : Near Fluted Capei"You strut above the littered shore", Vivian Smith , single work poetry (p. 9)
Fishermen, Drowned Beyond the West Coasti"Someone said dead men make islands in the sea", Vivian Smith , single work poetry (p. 10)
Man with Greyhoundsi"A man walks greyhounds on the morning frost.", Vivian Smith , single work poetry (p. 11)
This Time of Calmi"Who walks by the sea, this time of calm,", Vivian Smith , single work poetry (p. 12)
In Summer Raini"While summer rain makes green the air", Vivian Smith , single work poetry (p. 13)
Deserted Bandstand, Kingston Beachi"Turning from the sketched pines", Vivian Smith , single work poetry (p. 14)
Portuguese Laurel Floweringi"Distance can put beauty on", Vivian Smith , single work poetry (p. 15)
The Last Summeri"The hawk with heavy-lidded eyes", Vivian Smith , single work poetry (p. 16)
Late Autumn Dovei"O see where settling now and taking shape", Vivian Smith , single work poetry (p. 17)
Equinoxi"Hills, the slow anxiety of change,", Vivian Smith , single work poetry (p. 18)
Praying Mantisi"O yogi, mantis, preying leaf", Vivian Smith , single work poetry (p. 19)
The Other Meaningi"There is another meaning here--in birds", Vivian Smith , single work poetry (p. 20)
Alceste's Resolution Alceste (to Gwen Harwood)i""My need too for beginnings drove me here", Vivian Smith , single work poetry (p. 21)
The Shadowi"Something in the landscape", Vivian Smith , single work poetry (p. 22)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Poetry of Vivian Smith Carmel Gaffney , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , July vol. 33 [34] no. 7 1989; (p. 61-65)
In Terms of Music : Vivian Smith's Selected Poems Gary Catalano , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 45 no. 1 1986; (p. 103-106)

— Review of Selected Poems Vivian Smith , 1985 selected work poetry
And Here They Rest in Place Jennifer Strauss , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , July no. 103 1986; (p. 62-63)

— Review of Selected Poems Vivian Smith , 1985 selected work poetry
Untitled Manfred Jurgensen , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Outrider : A Journal of Multicultural Literature in Australia , June vol. 3 no. 1 1986; (p. 170-172)

— Review of Selected Poems Vivian Smith , 1985 selected work poetry
Untitled M. Haig , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Age Monthly Review , vol. 5 no. 7 1985; (p. 11-13)

— Review of Selected Poems Vivian Smith , 1985 selected work poetry
In Terms of Music : Vivian Smith's Selected Poems Gary Catalano , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 45 no. 1 1986; (p. 103-106)

— Review of Selected Poems Vivian Smith , 1985 selected work poetry
Celebrating the Achievements of Vivian Smith Bruce Beaver , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 December 1985; (p. 13)

— Review of Selected Poems Vivian Smith , 1985 selected work poetry ; Children of the Dragon Silvana Gardner , 1985 selected work poetry
The Inner Weather and the Outer Scene : Some Recent Poetry Georgina Bitcon , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , September vol. 45 no. 3 1985; (p. 352-359)

— Review of Selected Poems Vivian Smith , 1985 selected work poetry ; Your Shadow : (Poems 1980-83) Kevin Hart , 1984 selected work poetry ; Windfalls : Poems Andrew Lansdown , 1984 selected work poetry ; The Skylight Robert Gray , 1984 selected work poetry
Untitled M. Haig , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Age Monthly Review , vol. 5 no. 7 1985; (p. 11-13)

— Review of Selected Poems Vivian Smith , 1985 selected work poetry
Untitled Manfred Jurgensen , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Outrider : A Journal of Multicultural Literature in Australia , June vol. 3 no. 1 1986; (p. 170-172)

— Review of Selected Poems Vivian Smith , 1985 selected work poetry
The Poetry of Vivian Smith Carmel Gaffney , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , July vol. 33 [34] no. 7 1989; (p. 61-65)
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