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Issue Details: First known date: 1958... 1958 The Penguin Book of Australian Verse
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Notes

  • Selections from each poet preceded by 'Biocriticisms', suggesting how life experience has shaped the poet's work. Also includes a glossary of Australian terms and indexes of titles, first lines and authors.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Harmondsworth, Middlesex,
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Penguin , 1958 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, R. G. Howarth , 1958 single work criticism (p. 15-20)
Nationalityi"I have grown past hate and bitterness,", Mary Gilmore , 1942 single work poetry (p. 21)
Old Botany Bayi"I'm old", Mary Gilmore , 1953 single work poetry (p. 22)
Australiai"Last sea-thing dredged by sailor Time from Space,", Bernard O'Dowd , 1900 single work poetry (p. 23-24)
Christopher Brennan, 1958 single work essay
Traces some of the main currents of Brennan's life, especially those which strongly shaped his work.
(p. 25-26)
The Forest of Night : 1898-1902 : The Quest of Silence : 54i"Fire in the heavens, and fire along the hills,", Christopher Brennan , 1939 single work poetry Fire in the Heavens Fire in the heavens, and fire along the hills (p. 27)
The Wanderer, Christopher Brennan , 1958 sequence poetry (p. 27-34)
Love's Comingi"Quietly as rosebuds", John Shaw Neilson , 1911 single work poetry (p. 35-36)
Mayi"Shyly the silver-hatted mushrooms make", John Shaw Neilson , 1909 single work poetry (p. 36-37)
The Sundowneri"I know not when this tiresome man", John Shaw Neilson , 1908 single work poetry (p. 37-38)
The Orange Treei"The young girl stood beside me. I", John Shaw Neilson , 1921 single work poetry (p. 38-39)
The Moon Was Seven Days Downi"'Peter!' she said, 'the clock has struck", John Shaw Neilson , 1925 single work poetry (p. 40-42)
Song of the Raini"Night,", Hugh McCrae , 1913 single work poetry (p. 44)
Rake's Songi"Who'd waste his sympathy upon", Hugh McCrae , 1958 single work poetry (p. 44-45)
Camden Towni"When I have books and pens and ink,", Hugh McCrae , 1952 single work poetry humour (p. 45-46)
Fragmenti"As if stone Caesar shook", Hugh McCrae , 1945 single work poetry (p. 46-47)
Joan of Arc (Introduction)i"Always she loved the sound of bells...", Hugh McCrae , 1929 single work poetry (p. 47-50)
To the Holy Spiriti"Leaving your fragrant rest on the summit of morning calm,", James McAuley , 1954 single work poetry (p. 49)
The Old Masteri"Fate struck him lucky; he could easily stand,", Swilliam , 1954 single work poetry (p. 50)
New Orderi"My horse would not drink at the town trough, not", Harley Matthews , 1946 single work poetry (p. 52)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Verse
Notes:
Contents and pagination as for first edition except for the addition of a poem by Randolph Stow and an extra footnote in the introduction.
    • Harmondsworth, Middlesex,
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      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Penguin ,
      1961 .
      Extent: 314p.
      Edition info: Rev. ed.

Works about this Work

John Thompson, the Poet as Broadcaster Peter Kirkpatrick , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 11 no. 2 2011;
'John Thompson (1907-1968) was once an influential figure in Australian literature, not only as a poet but also as a broadcaster and editor, but is now generally overlooked if not forgotten. This essay re-evaluates Thompson's career along with his poetry through his experience as a radio producer, examining his changing sense of the radiophonic possibilities of verse. It pays particular attention to the ABC's flagship poetry programme, Quality Street, which Thompson created and which lasted a remarkable twenty-seven years (1946-1973). Given that there have been conflicts from the ABC's inception between its twin roles as public educator and publicly-funded entertainer, the longevity of Quality Street suggests that Thompson managed to strike a workable balance within the broad spectrum of the 'middlebrow', which is a key term throughout. The essay concludes by considering the wider implications of this.' (Author's abstract)
Poetry Journeys Katherine Gallagher , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Five Bells , Spring vol. 17 no. 4 2010; (p. 111-114)
Anthologies of Australian Poetry Kenneth Slessor , 1970 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bread and Wine : Selected Prose 1970; (p. 165-190)
Australian Poetry through the Perspective of Anthologies Kenneth Slessor , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Opinion , vol. 12 no. 3 1968; (p. 40-43)

— Review of Six Voices : Contemporary Australian Poets 1963 anthology poetry ; The Penguin Book of Australian Verse 1958 anthology poetry
Untitled R. G. Howarth , 1962 single work column
— Appears in: Biblionews , January vol. 15 no. 1 1962; (p. 1)
Untitled Charles Osborne , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: The London Magazine , October vol. 5 no. 10 1958; (p. 79-81)

— Review of The Penguin Book of Australian Verse 1958 anthology poetry
Australian Poetry through the Perspective of Anthologies Kenneth Slessor , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Opinion , vol. 12 no. 3 1968; (p. 40-43)

— Review of Six Voices : Contemporary Australian Poets 1963 anthology poetry ; The Penguin Book of Australian Verse 1958 anthology poetry
Poetry Chronicle R. F. Brissenden , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 17 no. 3 1958; (p. 342-348)

— Review of The Cathedral Clive Sansom , 1958 single work drama ; Antipodes in Shoes Geoffrey Dutton , 1958 selected work poetry ; Ramajerri : an Aboriginal ballad Clair White , 1958 single work poetry ; Selected Poems Marjory R. Casson , 1958 selected work poetry ; The Penguin Book of Australian Verse 1958 anthology poetry ; Poems of David Martin, 1938-1958 David Martin , 1958 selected work poetry ; The Wattle and the Rowan John White , 1956 selected work poetry
Culture in Australia: The Year's Clip 1958 single work review
— Appears in: Current Affairs Bulletin , 15 December vol. 23 no. 4 1958; (p. 53)

— Review of The Penguin Book of Australian Verse 1958 anthology poetry
Too Many Poets G. K. W. Johnston , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: The Observer , 23 August no. 14 1958; (p. 439)

— Review of The Penguin Book of Australian Verse 1958 anthology poetry
Untitled R. G. Howarth , 1962 single work column
— Appears in: Biblionews , January vol. 15 no. 1 1962; (p. 1)
Stout Effort S. E. Lee , 1959 single work column
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 20 no. 2 1959; (p. 114)
Poetry Journeys Katherine Gallagher , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Five Bells , Spring vol. 17 no. 4 2010; (p. 111-114)
John Thompson, the Poet as Broadcaster Peter Kirkpatrick , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 11 no. 2 2011;
'John Thompson (1907-1968) was once an influential figure in Australian literature, not only as a poet but also as a broadcaster and editor, but is now generally overlooked if not forgotten. This essay re-evaluates Thompson's career along with his poetry through his experience as a radio producer, examining his changing sense of the radiophonic possibilities of verse. It pays particular attention to the ABC's flagship poetry programme, Quality Street, which Thompson created and which lasted a remarkable twenty-seven years (1946-1973). Given that there have been conflicts from the ABC's inception between its twin roles as public educator and publicly-funded entertainer, the longevity of Quality Street suggests that Thompson managed to strike a workable balance within the broad spectrum of the 'middlebrow', which is a key term throughout. The essay concludes by considering the wider implications of this.' (Author's abstract)
We Made the Penguin Anthology John Thompson , 1959 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Highway , vol. 40 no. 2 1959; (p. 54-57)
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