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  • Author:agent Robert Adamson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/adamson-robert
Issue Details: First known date: 1971... 1971 The Rumour
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Notes

    • This publication is divided into three parts
    • Part One : The Unpopular Scale of Values begins with an Eigraph by Percy Bysshe Shelley An observation of the regular mode of the recurrence of harmony in the language......p.7
    • Part Two : Because She Comes So Often has three Epigraphs. The reason why so remarkably few young poets nowadays continue to publish poetry....... Robert Graves; I have a great belief of the importance of what is femininein the universe..... Pierre Emmanuel; God is virility, whose wife is prayer. Jules Supervielle. p. 21
    • Part Three : Getting Further Away has two Epigraphs. No model exists for him who seeks what he has never seen. Paul Elhuard. It is a true debt it can never be paid..... W.S. Merwin. Also has a dedication: for Ken Quinell. p. 45
  • Dedication: To Denise : Now when all the bandits that you turn your other cheek to.... Bob Dylan

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:New Poetry for the Poetry Society of Australia , 1971 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Unpopular Scale of Valuesi"Why should I ever use the word Owl when it rubs", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 8)
Wow, Those Symbolistsi"rimbaud's poems being taught in french schools", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 9)
Action Would Kill It / A Gamblei"When I couldn't he always discussed things.", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 10)
The Mark-Upi"At seventeen maybe we went together strong,", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 11)
Passing Through Experiencesi"I lived on drugs and understood the pushers", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 12)
Seven Odes to Themselvesi"Should avoid coming to grips with love", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 13-20)
The Domesticityi"She drove out the moisture and the long dust", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 22)
Ode to Denisei"Taking-up the core again (found drifting)", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 23)
Because She Comes so Ofteni"at first violence", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 24)
The Rumouri"A sequence, as objects alight with his touch", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 25-44)
Note:
  • Dedication: for Mary Jane Bosacci.
  • Epigraph: In children it is not the imitation that pleases us, but our perception of it. In later life, the pejorative aspect of imitation discloses its inherent unpleasantness. To give pleasure an imitation must have been studied as an imitation and then it pleases us as art.
Through a Lost Prayer Cyclei"now that i've given away", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 46)
The White Featheri"One night substance disappeared as far as I knew", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 47)
Card Tables Covered with Dicei"Why it has to be in any direction I don't know", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 48)
Guns Sounding at Dawni"Right as soon as you realise", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 49)
The Revelationi"Whatever I see this morning is", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 50)
Berowra Watersi"Fishermen came in the early morning", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 51)
After Yves Bonnefoyi"The beast has moved around my room all night", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 52)
After Rimbaudi"I am the saint on a creaking terrace", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 53)
Getting Further Awayi"there is always a point when suddenly", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 54-55)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Becoming 'Absolutely Modern' : Adamson and Tranter's Abandonment Michael Brennan , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Departures : How Australia Reinvents Itself 2002; (p. 225-235, notes 299-300)
Robert Adamson's Reckoning Robert Harris , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 121 1990; (p. 57-62)
Homages and Invocations : The Early Poetry of Robert Adamson Martin Duwell , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 14 no. 2 1989; (p. 229-238)
My Name is Rickeybockey : The Poetry of Robert Adamson and the Spirit of Henry Kendall Michael Wilding , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 46 no. 1 1986; (p. 25-43) Australian Literature Today 1993; (p. 179-191)
The Truth I Know : An Interview with Robert Adamson by John Tranter John Tranter (interviewer), 1980 single work interview
— Appears in: Makar , January vol. 14 no. 1 1980; (p. 3-13) A Possible Contemporary Poetry : Interviews with Thirteen Poets from the New Australian Poetry 1982; (p. 132-153)
[Review] Poet's Choice 1972 [et al] P. Roberts , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29 April 1972; (p. 16)

— Review of Poet's Choice 1972 1972 periodical issue anthology ; Bruce Dawe Reads From His Own Work Bruce Dawe , 1971 selected work poetry ; Douglas Stewart Reads from His Own Work Douglas Stewart , 1971 selected work poetry ; The Rumour Robert Adamson , 1971 selected work poetry ; R.D. FitzGerald Reads From His Own Work Robert D. FitzGerald , 1971 selected work poetry
Precocious Poets Jim Tulip , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 10 June vol. 94 no. 4807 1972; (p. 48-49)

— Review of The What of Sane Tim Thorne , 1971 selected work poetry ; The Black Abacus Robyn Ravlich , 1971 selected work poetry ; The Lost Forest Charles Buckmaster , 1971 selected work poetry ; The Rumour Robert Adamson , 1971 selected work poetry
[Review] The Rumour [et al] Hal Colebatch , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 18 March 1972; (p. 20)

— Review of The Rumour Robert Adamson , 1971 selected work poetry ; The Black Abacus Robyn Ravlich , 1971 selected work poetry ; The Lost Forest Charles Buckmaster , 1971 selected work poetry
[Review] The Rumour [et al] Martin Haley , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: Advocate: A Weekly Catholic Journal , 27 January 1972; (p. 21)

— Review of The Rumour Robert Adamson , 1971 selected work poetry ; The Black Abacus Robyn Ravlich , 1971 selected work poetry ; The Lost Forest Charles Buckmaster , 1971 selected work poetry
[Review] The Rumour Carl Harrison-Ford , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: New Poetry , vol. 20 no. 1/2 1972; (p. 51-54)

— Review of The Rumour Robert Adamson , 1971 selected work poetry
Homages and Invocations : The Early Poetry of Robert Adamson Martin Duwell , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 14 no. 2 1989; (p. 229-238)
Robert Adamson's Reckoning Robert Harris , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 121 1990; (p. 57-62)
My Name is Rickeybockey : The Poetry of Robert Adamson and the Spirit of Henry Kendall Michael Wilding , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 46 no. 1 1986; (p. 25-43) Australian Literature Today 1993; (p. 179-191)
The Truth I Know : An Interview with Robert Adamson by John Tranter John Tranter (interviewer), 1980 single work interview
— Appears in: Makar , January vol. 14 no. 1 1980; (p. 3-13) A Possible Contemporary Poetry : Interviews with Thirteen Poets from the New Australian Poetry 1982; (p. 132-153)
Becoming 'Absolutely Modern' : Adamson and Tranter's Abandonment Michael Brennan , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Departures : How Australia Reinvents Itself 2002; (p. 225-235, notes 299-300)
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