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Issue Details: First known date: 1975... 1975 The Occupying Forces
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* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:Makar Press , 1975 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Kitschi"At the stage of the gouda, jatz & french bread", Jennifer Maiden , single work poetry
In the Stablei"General,", Jennifer Maiden , single work poetry
Cream and Salti"Winsome in velvet", Jennifer Maiden , single work poetry
Occupationsi"I twist the fuse wire", Jennifer Maiden , single work poetry
Tastei"We eat", Jennifer Maiden , single work poetry
Atmospherei"Colonial decor.", Jennifer Maiden , single work poetry
The Consorti"She smokes as he studies", Jennifer Maiden , single work poetry
The Magnetroni"Seascape", Jennifer Maiden , single work poetry

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Lives of Others : Tactics of Encounter and Wandering in Jennifer Maiden's Poetry Bonny Cassidy , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 26 no. 1 2011; (p. 51-68)

In' this discussion of Maiden's poetics, Cassidy looks at the way she has 'developed and refined a poetics motivated by her belief in "living out an idea" in poetic form', 'using the idiom of warfare to compare various scenarios of human conflict: from Vietnam to Iraq, and from the White House to the kitchen sink' (p. 51). She shows how Maiden, despite using an extended trope of war 'has continued to suspend the poetic space above political partisanship, through ironic approaches to voice and form, such as parataxis, compounded similes, and pastiche of tone and image. This heightened poetics has provided an enlighteningly self-reflexive enactment of her earliest poems. By demanding that her readers make a decision about how they encounter the poetic space, Maiden's poetry possesses a politics without being political, just as it possesses an ethics without morality.' (p. 68)

'Mystification and Outrage' or 'Who Did Steal the Tarts?': Obscurity and Violence in Contemporary Australian Poetry S. E. Lee , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , September vol. 36 no. 3 1976; (p. 331-356)

— Review of The Occupying Forces Jennifer Maiden , 1975 selected work poetry ; Conversations Allan Wynn , 1974 selected work poetry ; Faces of a Sitting Man Philip Neilsen , 1975 selected work poetry ; Turn Left at Any Time With Care : Poems Graeme Kinross-Smith , Jamie Grant , 1975 selected work poetry ; Creekwater Journal Robert Gray , 1974 selected work poetry ; Poems Regina Righetti , 1974 selected work poetry ; Memoirs of a Velvet Urinal Michael Dransfield , 1975 selected work poetry ; Love Tree of the Coomera John Millett , 1975 selected work poetry ; Vice Versa : Verses and Poetry Niall Brennan , 1975 selected work poetry ; Marsupial Wrestling : A Small Zoo of Pomes Jenny Brown , 1975 selected work poetry ; The Poor Man's Bean Max Williams , 1975 selected work poetry ; Chockablock with Dawn Shelton Lea , 1975 selected work poetry ; Swamp Riddles Robert Adamson , 1974 selected work poetry ; Rapunzel in Suburbia Dorothy Hewett , 1975 selected work poetry ; Children and Other Strangers : Poems Jennifer Strauss , 1975 selected work poetry ; Deaths and Pretty Cousins David Campbell , 1975 selected work poetry ; The Dragon Principle Stephen Murray , 1975 selected work poetry ; Dimensions Peter J.F. Newton , 1976 selected work poetry ; Quiet Flowers Geoffrey Thurley , 1975 selected work poetry ; Believed Dangerous : Fifty Eight Poems Robin Thurston , 1975 selected work poetry ; Smalltown Memorials Geoff Page , 1975 selected work poetry ; Airship Roger McDonald , 1975 selected work poetry ; Come to Me My Melancholy Baby Kate Jennings , 1975 selected work single work poetry prose ; In from the Sea J. M. Couper , 1974 selected work poetry ; Leaf-Fall : poems R. H. Morrison , 1974 selected work poetry ; Odes and Days : Poems Bruce Beaver , 1975 selected work poetry ; Time & Motion Sylvia Kantaris , 1975 selected work poetry ; Wild Honey Paul Kavanagh , 1974 selected work poetry ; The Amazing Scaffold K. L. Macrae , 1975 selected work poetry ; The Problem of Evil Jennifer Maiden , 1975 selected work poetry ; Tactics Jennifer Maiden , 1974 selected work poetry ; Isaac Babel's Fiddle Fay Zwicky , 1975 selected work poetry
Untitled Thomas Shapcott , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 October 1975;

— Review of The Occupying Forces Jennifer Maiden , 1975 selected work poetry
'Mystification and Outrage' or 'Who Did Steal the Tarts?': Obscurity and Violence in Contemporary Australian Poetry S. E. Lee , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , September vol. 36 no. 3 1976; (p. 331-356)

— Review of The Occupying Forces Jennifer Maiden , 1975 selected work poetry ; Conversations Allan Wynn , 1974 selected work poetry ; Faces of a Sitting Man Philip Neilsen , 1975 selected work poetry ; Turn Left at Any Time With Care : Poems Graeme Kinross-Smith , Jamie Grant , 1975 selected work poetry ; Creekwater Journal Robert Gray , 1974 selected work poetry ; Poems Regina Righetti , 1974 selected work poetry ; Memoirs of a Velvet Urinal Michael Dransfield , 1975 selected work poetry ; Love Tree of the Coomera John Millett , 1975 selected work poetry ; Vice Versa : Verses and Poetry Niall Brennan , 1975 selected work poetry ; Marsupial Wrestling : A Small Zoo of Pomes Jenny Brown , 1975 selected work poetry ; The Poor Man's Bean Max Williams , 1975 selected work poetry ; Chockablock with Dawn Shelton Lea , 1975 selected work poetry ; Swamp Riddles Robert Adamson , 1974 selected work poetry ; Rapunzel in Suburbia Dorothy Hewett , 1975 selected work poetry ; Children and Other Strangers : Poems Jennifer Strauss , 1975 selected work poetry ; Deaths and Pretty Cousins David Campbell , 1975 selected work poetry ; The Dragon Principle Stephen Murray , 1975 selected work poetry ; Dimensions Peter J.F. Newton , 1976 selected work poetry ; Quiet Flowers Geoffrey Thurley , 1975 selected work poetry ; Believed Dangerous : Fifty Eight Poems Robin Thurston , 1975 selected work poetry ; Smalltown Memorials Geoff Page , 1975 selected work poetry ; Airship Roger McDonald , 1975 selected work poetry ; Come to Me My Melancholy Baby Kate Jennings , 1975 selected work single work poetry prose ; In from the Sea J. M. Couper , 1974 selected work poetry ; Leaf-Fall : poems R. H. Morrison , 1974 selected work poetry ; Odes and Days : Poems Bruce Beaver , 1975 selected work poetry ; Time & Motion Sylvia Kantaris , 1975 selected work poetry ; Wild Honey Paul Kavanagh , 1974 selected work poetry ; The Amazing Scaffold K. L. Macrae , 1975 selected work poetry ; The Problem of Evil Jennifer Maiden , 1975 selected work poetry ; Tactics Jennifer Maiden , 1974 selected work poetry ; Isaac Babel's Fiddle Fay Zwicky , 1975 selected work poetry
Untitled Thomas Shapcott , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 October 1975;

— Review of The Occupying Forces Jennifer Maiden , 1975 selected work poetry
The Lives of Others : Tactics of Encounter and Wandering in Jennifer Maiden's Poetry Bonny Cassidy , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 26 no. 1 2011; (p. 51-68)

In' this discussion of Maiden's poetics, Cassidy looks at the way she has 'developed and refined a poetics motivated by her belief in "living out an idea" in poetic form', 'using the idiom of warfare to compare various scenarios of human conflict: from Vietnam to Iraq, and from the White House to the kitchen sink' (p. 51). She shows how Maiden, despite using an extended trope of war 'has continued to suspend the poetic space above political partisanship, through ironic approaches to voice and form, such as parataxis, compounded similes, and pastiche of tone and image. This heightened poetics has provided an enlighteningly self-reflexive enactment of her earliest poems. By demanding that her readers make a decision about how they encounter the poetic space, Maiden's poetry possesses a politics without being political, just as it possesses an ethics without morality.' (p. 68)

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