The Land's Meaning single work   poetry   "The love of man is a weed of the waste places."
First known date: 1962 Issue Details: First known date: 1962... 1962 The Land's Meaning
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  • Dedication: For Sidney Nolan

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Works about this Work

Aspects of Australian Poetry in 2012 Michelle Cahill , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 58 no. 1 2013; (p. 68-91)

'T he act of reading for appraisal rather than pleasure is a privilege that brings me to a deepened understanding of the contemporary in Australian poetry, the way the past is being framed, its traditions, celebrities and enigmas washed up in new and hybrid appearances or redressed in more conventional, sometimes nimbus forms. Judith Wright wrote that the ‘place to find clues is not in the present, it lies in the past: a shallow past, as all immigrants to Australia know, and all of us are immigrants.’ The discipline of reading to filter such a range of voices underlines my foreignness, making reading akin to translation, whilst reciprocally inviting the reader of this essay to become a foreigner to my assumptions and conclusions.' (Introduction)

A Poetry Serving Gaia Henry Sheerwater , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Five Bells , Autumn vol. 13 no. 2 2006; (p. 15-23)
The author describes seven characteristics of green poetry and discusses the works of several Australian and overseas poets.
Mal du Pays : Symbolic Geography in the Work of Randolph Stow Martin Leer , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 15 no. 1 1991; (p. 3-25)
Landscape and the Australian Imagination Bruce A. Clunies Ross , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Mapped but Not Known : The Australian Landscape of the Imagination : Essays and Poems Presented to Brian Elliott LXXV 11 April 1985 1986; (p. 224-243)
The Price of Silence: Further Thoughts on the Poetry of Randolph Stow Fay Zwicky , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Lyre in the Pawnshop : Essays on Literature and Survival 1974-1984 1986; (p. 103-111)
A Poetry Serving Gaia Henry Sheerwater , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Five Bells , Autumn vol. 13 no. 2 2006; (p. 15-23)
The author describes seven characteristics of green poetry and discusses the works of several Australian and overseas poets.
Landscape and the Australian Imagination Bruce A. Clunies Ross , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Mapped but Not Known : The Australian Landscape of the Imagination : Essays and Poems Presented to Brian Elliott LXXV 11 April 1985 1986; (p. 224-243)
Mal du Pays : Symbolic Geography in the Work of Randolph Stow Martin Leer , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 15 no. 1 1991; (p. 3-25)
The Price of Silence: Further Thoughts on the Poetry of Randolph Stow Fay Zwicky , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Lyre in the Pawnshop : Essays on Literature and Survival 1974-1984 1986; (p. 103-111)
Aspects of Australian Poetry in 2012 Michelle Cahill , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 58 no. 1 2013; (p. 68-91)

'T he act of reading for appraisal rather than pleasure is a privilege that brings me to a deepened understanding of the contemporary in Australian poetry, the way the past is being framed, its traditions, celebrities and enigmas washed up in new and hybrid appearances or redressed in more conventional, sometimes nimbus forms. Judith Wright wrote that the ‘place to find clues is not in the present, it lies in the past: a shallow past, as all immigrants to Australia know, and all of us are immigrants.’ The discipline of reading to filter such a range of voices underlines my foreignness, making reading akin to translation, whilst reciprocally inviting the reader of this essay to become a foreigner to my assumptions and conclusions.' (Introduction)

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