• Author: Roberta Sykes http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/sykes-roberta
Issue Details: First known date: 1979... 1979 Love Poems and Other Revolutionary Actions
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Notes

  • Dedication: For my mother/Who knows a lot about children/But not so much about Blacks, For my sisters/Della and Lee/Who didn't let me grow up lonely.
  • Epigraph: The supreme expression of love is/a total commitment to freedom;//the supreme expression of freedom is a total commitment to love.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 1988 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Requiemi"Neatly pressed / dressed / crowds /", Roberta Sykes , 1979-1988 single work poetry (p. 15)
On Visiting Prisonersi"Mr. Warden-in-Charge /", Roberta Sykes , 1979-1988 single work poetry (p. 16)
Racheli"Named from the Bible /", Roberta Sykes , 1976 single work poetry (p. 17)
Monopolyi"The trip to England is a mighty success,", Roberta Sykes , 1979-1988 single work poetry (p. 18-21)
Fallin'i"The Sister has been raped, they said.", Roberta Sykes , 1979-1988 single work poetry (p. 22)
Lament for the Strikersi"I read /", Roberta Sykes , 1979-1988 single work poetry (p. 23-24)
One Dayi"Moving along Main St. /", Roberta Sykes , 1979-1988 single work poetry (p. 25)
Cyclei"The revolution is conceived", Roberta Sykes , 1979-1988 single work poetry (p. 26-27)
Final Counti"The children are dying /", Roberta Sykes , 1979-1988 single work poetry (p. 28)
Love Poems : Ii"I", Roberta Sykes , 1979 single work poetry (p. 31)
Love Poems : IIi"Waited by the phone for three whole centuries,", Roberta Sykes , 1979-1988 single work poetry (p. 32)
Of Insecurityi"Every small while", Roberta Sykes , 1979-1988 single work poetry (p. 33)
That Mani"When that man comes home /", Roberta Sykes , 1979-1988 single work poetry (p. 34-35)
Sins of Omissioni"Omitted to tell you...", Roberta Sykes , 1979-1988 single work poetry (p. 36)
Deathi"I", Roberta Sykes , 1979-1988 single work poetry (p. 37)
Soni"Do you remember, I wonder,", Roberta Sykes , 1979-1988 single work poetry (p. 38-39)
Sisters (for the Mother of Ruth....)i"Look into your book this morning", Roberta Sykes , 1979-1988 single work poetry (p. 40)
A Poem for Poetsi"A lot of poems are lost.", Roberta Sykes , 1979-1988 single work poetry (p. 41)
Untitledi"Proud of", Roberta Sykes , 1979-1988 single work poetry (p. 42-43)
Peoplei"Some of us eat", Roberta Sykes , 1979-1988 single work poetry (p. 46)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Cammeray, Cremorne - Mosman - Northbridge area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney,: Saturday Centre , 1979 .
      Extent: 57p.
      Edition info: The first edition is limited to 1000 copies of which the first 300 copies are numbered and autographed.
      Limited edition info: This first edition is limited to 1000 copies of which the first 300 copies are numbered and autographed.
      Written as: Bobbi Sykes
      Note/s:
      • Foreword by Pat O'Shane August, 1979.
      • Introduction by Bobbi Sykes.
      ISBN: 0909293392
Alternative title: Revolution, Liebe, Menschen : Gedichte
Language: German , English
Notes:
Text in English and German on facing pages.
    • Munster,
      c
      Germany,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      WURF ,
      1990 .
      Extent: 111p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Osnabruck Bilingual Etions of Minority Authors ; 3
      ISBN: 3923881371

Works about this Work

Paperbark : A Collection of Black Australian Writings; Holocaust Island; Love Poems and Other Revolutionary Actions David Headon , 1991 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 1991; (p. 76-78)

'In a media release early in 1990, the University of Queensland Press (UQP) launched the 'Black Australian Writers' series, suggesting that the aim was to 'open new and exciting opportunities in Black writing'. Such opportunities, of course, have been well and truly opened up for the best part of a decade, thanks to the resolve of publishing houses such as Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Allen and Unwin, Currency, Penguin and, of course, the Aboriginal Studies Press.' (Introduction)

Roberta Sykes with Cliff Watego : Love Poems and Other Revolutionary Actions Roberta Sykes , Clifford Watego (interviewer), 1990 single work interview
— Appears in: Writers in Action: The Writer's Choice Evenings 1990; (p. 25-41)
A Passionate Commitment Jena Woodhouse , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Imago , March vol. 1 no. 1 1989; (p. 48-49)

— Review of Love Poems and Other Revolutionary Actions Roberta Sykes 1979 selected work poetry
Living Close to the Bone Jena Woodhouse , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 14 no. 2 1988; (p. 85-90)

— Review of Love Poems and Other Revolutionary Actions Roberta Sykes 1979 selected work poetry
A Passionate Commitment Jena Woodhouse , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Imago , March vol. 1 no. 1 1989; (p. 48-49)

— Review of Love Poems and Other Revolutionary Actions Roberta Sykes 1979 selected work poetry
Living Close to the Bone Jena Woodhouse , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 14 no. 2 1988; (p. 85-90)

— Review of Love Poems and Other Revolutionary Actions Roberta Sykes 1979 selected work poetry
Roberta Sykes with Cliff Watego : Love Poems and Other Revolutionary Actions Roberta Sykes , Clifford Watego (interviewer), 1990 single work interview
— Appears in: Writers in Action: The Writer's Choice Evenings 1990; (p. 25-41)
Paperbark : A Collection of Black Australian Writings; Holocaust Island; Love Poems and Other Revolutionary Actions David Headon , 1991 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 1991; (p. 76-78)

'In a media release early in 1990, the University of Queensland Press (UQP) launched the 'Black Australian Writers' series, suggesting that the aim was to 'open new and exciting opportunities in Black writing'. Such opportunities, of course, have been well and truly opened up for the best part of a decade, thanks to the resolve of publishing houses such as Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Allen and Unwin, Currency, Penguin and, of course, the Aboriginal Studies Press.' (Introduction)

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