The Utopia of Lord Mayor Howard single work   poetry   "His delicate fingers, moving among the roses,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1961... 1961 The Utopia of Lord Mayor Howard
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  • Epigraph: "Lord Mayor Howard...said that the trees on the corner had grown so tall that they had lost their atttraction. Neat rose rardens would be much more attractive." (The West Australian)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Meanjin Quarterly vol. 20 no. 4 December 1961 Z628822 1961 periodical issue 1961 pg. 428
  • Appears in:
    y Outrider : Poems, 1956-1962 Randolph Stow , Sidney Nolan (illustrator), London : MacDonald , 1962 Z320267 1962 selected work poetry London : MacDonald , 1962 pg. 14-15
  • Appears in:
    y Modern Australian Verse Douglas Stewart (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1964 Z390812 1964 anthology poetry Editor's Introduction: The anthology covers 'from 1930 onwards'... And, lastly, of course, an anthology of this kind should attempt to give as wide a picture as possible, consistent with quality, of Australian poetry in the period. That I have certainly tried to do; but without losing sight of the principle that it should be enjoyable. ... Douglas Stewart (q.v.) (xxi-xxxv). Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1964 pg. 211-212
  • Appears in:
    y New Impulses in Australian Poetry Rodney Hall (editor), Thomas Shapcott (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1968 Z548090 1968 anthology poetry

    This 'anthology of Australian poetry of the 1960s, was edited, with an introduction, by Rodney Hall and Thomas W. Shapcott. The keynote of these ‘new impulses’ was ‘a suspicion of idealism, and an inbred awareness of the consequences of totalitarian beliefs’. Authoritarianism in religion and politics was eschewed, as was the concept of national and international aggression. Major established poets such as Kenneth Slessor, Judith Wright and A. D. Hope are not represented because the editors felt that their poetry of the decade added little to their already defined stances. Their contemporaries, however, Gwen Harwood and Francis Webb, are given considerable space because they are important influences on younger poets.' (Source : The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature, online edition)

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1968
    pg. 117
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Writing Today Charles Higham (editor), Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1968 Z285079 1968 anthology poetry short story Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1968 pg. 272-273
  • Appears in:
    y Poetry from Australia : Judith Wright, William Hart-Smith, Randolph Stow Howard Sergeant (editor), Oxford : Pergamon Press , 1969 Z187906 1969 anthology poetry Oxford : Pergamon Press , 1969 pg. 82-83
  • Appears in:
    y A Counterfeit Silence : Selected Poems Randolph Stow , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1969 Z316341 1969 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1969 pg. 31
  • Appears in:
    y Randolph Stow Reads From His Own Work Randolph Stow , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1974 Z321487 1974 selected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1974 pg. 3
    Note: Author's reading on Side 1, Track 2.
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Verse from 1805 : A Continuum Geoffrey Dutton (editor), Adelaide : Rigby , 1976 Z399014 1976 anthology Adelaide : Rigby , 1976 pg. 271-272
  • Appears in:
    y Wide Domain : Western Australian Themes and Images Bruce Bennett (editor), William Grono (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1979 Z37247 1979 anthology correspondence poetry drama short story Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1979 pg. 178-179
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Book of Australian Humorous Verse Bill Scott , Ringwood : Penguin , 1984 Z408517 1984 anthology poetry humour Ringwood : Penguin , 1984 pg. 12
  • Appears in:
    y Cross-Country : A Book of Australian Verse John Barnes (editor), Brian McFarlane (editor), Richmond : Heinemann , 1984 Z900285 1984 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) Richmond : Heinemann , 1984 pg. 263-264
  • Appears in:
    y Margins : A West Coast Selection of Poetry 1829-1988 William Grono (editor), Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1988 Z141535 1988 anthology poetry Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1988 pg. 280
  • Appears in:
    y Cross-Country : A Book of Australian Verse John Barnes (editor), Brian McFarlane (editor), Richmond : Heinemann , 1984 Z900285 1984 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) Richmond : Heinemann Education Australia , 1988 pg. 282-283
  • Appears in:
    y Randolph Stow : Visitants, Episodes from Other Novels, Poems, Stories, Interviews, and Essays Randolph Stow , Anthony J. Hassall (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1990 Z54227 1990 selected work novel poetry extract short story prose interview criticism St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1990 pg. 191-192
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Verse : An Oxford Anthology John Leonard (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 Z461207 1998 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) A thorough survey of poetry by Australians in English, beginning with a selection of contemporary work by younger poets, and going backward in time to the early colonial period. In addition to poems in the literary tradition, it indudes performance poetry, convict songs and old bush ballads. An extensive selection has been provided from the work of five major twentieth-century poets: Les Murray, Gwen Harwood, Judith Wright, A.D. Hope and Kenneth Slessor. Several features are provided to assist the reader: the date of first publication of each poem is provided; footnotes explain unfamiliar words and allusions; and brief biographical notes assist in locating each poet in his or her place in time. Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 pg. 126
  • Appears in:
    y The Land's Meaning : New Selected Poems Randolph Stow , John Kinsella (editor), Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2012 Z1871351 2012 selected work poetry

    'Randolph Stow's slim body of poetry weighs more than most oeuvres many times its size. It has few equals anywhere in the world. Groundbreaking, historic and essential, it is haunting, lyrical, mythical, spiritual and anchored in place.' John Kinsella (Trove record)

    Alternately prolific and silent, Randolph Stow won the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 1958 and the Patrick White Award in 1979. In The Land's Meaning, John Kinsella brings together selected works of one of Australia's finest modernist poets. Including previously uncollected pieces, the volume's wide ranging introduction provides a rich context for the work of this extraordinary and important poet in the most comprehensive collection of Stow's work to date. (Trove record)

    Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2012
    pg. 91-92
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Subjects:
  • Perth, Western Australia,
  • Pemberton, Northcliffe - Pemberton area, Bridgetown - Manjimup area, Far Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia,
  • Urban,
  • Bush,
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