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Issue Details: First known date: 1992... 1992 Singer Songwriter
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'I'll try and make things right though writing and poetry I just might but we'll all have to pull together. Never mind how far apart someone somewhere gotta make a start.' (Source: Back cover)

Exhibitions

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Notes

  • Dedication: Alf Taylor would like to dedicate this book of poetry to his mother and father, his brother Anthony (deceased) and sisters Madeline and Phyllis (both deceased)...cont'd
  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,:Magabala Books , 1992 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Black Skini"Warm sun on black skin", Alf Taylor , single work poetry (p. 1)
You Arei"You are a", Alf Taylor , single work poetry (p. 2)
Sunlighti"Standing", Alf Taylor , single work poetry (p. 3)
Moment of Paradisei"Stolen glances", Alf Taylor , single work poetry (p. 4)
The Hiti"Cascade", Alf Taylor , single work poetry (p. 5)
Sleepless Nightsi"Sleepless nights", Alf Taylor , single work poetry (p. 6)
Lovei"Let", Alf Taylor , single work poetry (p. 7)
A Love Affairi"Come on in", Alf Taylor , single work poetry (p. 8)
Shei"She was", Alf Taylor , single work poetry (p. 9)
The Petali"Softly", Alf Taylor , single work poetry (p. 10)
The Flatsi"She left", Alf Taylor , single work poetry (p. 11)
A Dreami"Shrouded", Alf Taylor , single work poetry (p. 12)
Bring Backi"Gone is the rainbow", Alf Taylor , single work poetry (p. 13)
Fitzroy Bedi"I see them", Alf Taylor , single work poetry (p. 14)
Black Childi"Little black child", Alf Taylor , single work poetry (p. 15-16)
Pension Dayi"Good mother all week", Alf Taylor , single work poetry (p. 17)
Towni"Green leaves on trees,", Alf Taylor , single work poetry (p. 18-19)
Alone in a Celli"Here I sit, in this darkened cell", Alf Taylor , single work poetry (p. 20-21)
Kimberleyi"In my flat", Alf Taylor , single work poetry (p. 22)
Wordsi"The embers", Alf Taylor , single work poetry (p. 23)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 1992 .
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      Extent: 64p.
      Note/s:
      • Introduction by Faith Bandler.
      • Includes Index of titles and index of first lines.
      ISBN: 1875641033

Works about this Work

Literature as Protest and Solace : The Verse of Alf Taylor Danica Cerce , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Coolabah , no. 16 2015; (p. 25-33)

'Although Australian indigenous poetry is often overtly polemical and politically committed, any reading which analyzes it as mere propaganda is too narrow to do it justice. By presenting the verse of Alf Taylor collected in Singer Songwriter (1992) and Winds (1994) and discussing it in the context of the wider social and cultural milieu of the author, my essay aims to show the thematic richness of indigenous poetic expression. Indigenous poets have, on the one hand, undertaken the responsibility to strive for social and political equality and foster within their communities the very important concept that indigenous peoples can survive only as a community and a nation (McGuiness). On the other hand, they have produced powerful self-revelatory accounts of their own mental and emotional interior, which urges us to see their careers in a perspective much wider than that of social chroniclers and rebels.' (Publication abstract)

Untitled Shane McCauley , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , August/September vol. 8 no. 7 1993; (p. 8)

— Review of The Life of a Pet Dog Grant Caldwell , 1992 selected work poetry ; Sirocco Days Lee Knowles , 1993 selected work poetry ; Once Father and God Mal Morgan , 1992 selected work poetry ; Singer Songwriter Alf Taylor , 1992 selected work poetry
Untitled Shane McCauley , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , August/September vol. 8 no. 7 1993; (p. 8)

— Review of The Life of a Pet Dog Grant Caldwell , 1992 selected work poetry ; Sirocco Days Lee Knowles , 1993 selected work poetry ; Once Father and God Mal Morgan , 1992 selected work poetry ; Singer Songwriter Alf Taylor , 1992 selected work poetry
Literature as Protest and Solace : The Verse of Alf Taylor Danica Cerce , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Coolabah , no. 16 2015; (p. 25-33)

'Although Australian indigenous poetry is often overtly polemical and politically committed, any reading which analyzes it as mere propaganda is too narrow to do it justice. By presenting the verse of Alf Taylor collected in Singer Songwriter (1992) and Winds (1994) and discussing it in the context of the wider social and cultural milieu of the author, my essay aims to show the thematic richness of indigenous poetic expression. Indigenous poets have, on the one hand, undertaken the responsibility to strive for social and political equality and foster within their communities the very important concept that indigenous peoples can survive only as a community and a nation (McGuiness). On the other hand, they have produced powerful self-revelatory accounts of their own mental and emotional interior, which urges us to see their careers in a perspective much wider than that of social chroniclers and rebels.' (Publication abstract)

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