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  • Author:agent Alex Skovron http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/skovron-alex
Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999 Infinite City : 100 Sonnetinas
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A collection of 100 poems in a ten line form for which Alex Skovron has coined the name "sonnetina". The poems reflect upon time and destiny, on culture, music and art, on the sacred and the mundane. They investigate terrains both social and inner, probing our daily confrontations with the self. (Back cover)

Notes

  • Dedication: for Marissa and Jonathan

Contents

* Contents derived from the Wollongong, Wollongong area, Illawarra, South Coast, New South Wales,:Five Islands Press , 1999 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Housei"Picture the scene: a house, two floors,", Alex Skovron , single work poetry (p. 1)
Memento Morii"The future came early that year", Alex Skovron , single work poetry (p. 2)
Don Giovanni's Prayeri"Grant me the way up the inclined plane", Alex Skovron , single work poetry (p. 3)
Timei"You move among the rows and passages", Alex Skovron , single work poetry (p. 4)
The Maski"'I always dreamed of labyrinths or of mirrors,'", Alex Skovron , single work poetry (p. 5)
Chessi"A candle is dribbling beside the board,", Alex Skovron , single work poetry (p. 6)
The Castlei"The ruined castle contains a spiral staircase", Alex Skovron , single work poetry (p. 7)
Linkagei"A spider of keys squats like a crossroads, plotting", Alex Skovron , single work poetry (p. 8)
The Infinite Cityi"The Infinite City extends in every direction.", Alex Skovron , single work poetry (p. 9)
Cabareti"It's late and stuffy, the cigar smoke is acidic,", Alex Skovron , single work poetry (p. 10)
The Desk-Chairi"One day the thought police arrive at your door.", Alex Skovron , single work poetry (p. 11)
To WIMCi"To you all things are sent", Alex Skovron , single work poetry (p. 12)
The Jesteri"Poet, astrologer, joke-teller, fool, bandit", Alex Skovron , single work poetry (p. 13)
Wondersi"No: not pyramids or monuments I'm after:", Alex Skovron , single work poetry (p. 14)
Arti"Having put the final touches to his landscape", Alex Skovron , single work poetry (p. 15)
Faking Iti"Art should inspire an erection in the soul,", Alex Skovron , single work poetry (p. 16x)
Extended Cadencesi"While on the artists' subject: I've been told", Alex Skovron , single work poetry (p. 17)
Mona Lisai"No Nat, it's not a smile to tempt a lover,", Alex Skovron , single work poetry (p. 18)
Oracle of Sevillei"They come from everywhere, they come open-handed", Alex Skovron , single work poetry (p. 19)
Almosti"There is a quiet substance to things -", Alex Skovron , single work poetry (p. 20)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Two Very Different 'Melbourne' Dreamings Paul Cliff , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Ulitarra , July no. 17/18 2000; (p. 213-216)

— Review of Infinite City : 100 Sonnetinas Alex Skovron , 1999 selected work poetry ; Melbourne Elegies : Being an Adaptation and Extension of Goethe's Romische Elegien K. F. Pearson , 1999 selected work poetry
Untitled Peter Boyle , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , no. 6-7 2000; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Infinite City : 100 Sonnetinas Alex Skovron , 1999 selected work poetry
Poetry : Putting a Stop to It Maree Hawken , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , May vol. 27 no. 1 2000; (p. 73-76)

— Review of A Spill of Light, A Thrust of Shadow 1999 anthology poetry ; Waterline Rory Harris , 1999 selected work poetry ; Everything Holy M. T. C. Cronin , 1998 selected work poetry ; Infinite City : 100 Sonnetinas Alex Skovron , 1999 selected work poetry
Even If Meaning Remains Obscure Therese , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Sidewalk , December no. 4 1999; (p. 87-88)

— Review of Infinite City : 100 Sonnetinas Alex Skovron , 1999 selected work poetry
Infinite City, Alex Skovron Lorraine Marwood , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , June no. 19 1999; (p. 56)

— Review of Infinite City : 100 Sonnetinas Alex Skovron , 1999 selected work poetry
Two Very Different 'Melbourne' Dreamings Paul Cliff , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Ulitarra , July no. 17/18 2000; (p. 213-216)

— Review of Infinite City : 100 Sonnetinas Alex Skovron , 1999 selected work poetry ; Melbourne Elegies : Being an Adaptation and Extension of Goethe's Romische Elegien K. F. Pearson , 1999 selected work poetry
Poetry : Putting a Stop to It Maree Hawken , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , May vol. 27 no. 1 2000; (p. 73-76)

— Review of A Spill of Light, A Thrust of Shadow 1999 anthology poetry ; Waterline Rory Harris , 1999 selected work poetry ; Everything Holy M. T. C. Cronin , 1998 selected work poetry ; Infinite City : 100 Sonnetinas Alex Skovron , 1999 selected work poetry
Verse in Review: Two Hands, Clapping... John Knight , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , July vol. 18 no. 3 1999; (p. 81-82)

— Review of The Hanging of Jean Lee Jordie Albiston , 1998 single work novel ; Facing the Pacific Michael Sariban , 1999 selected work poetry ; Everything Holy M. T. C. Cronin , 1998 selected work poetry ; Infinite City : 100 Sonnetinas Alex Skovron , 1999 selected work poetry ; Aerial Photography Joanne Burns , 1999 selected work poetry
A Summer Feast Ian McBryde , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Spring/Summer no. 80/81 1999-2000; (p. 203-208)

— Review of Collateral Damage Geoff Page , 1999 selected work poetry ; Cork and Other Poems Louis de Paor , 1999 selected work poetry ; Infinite City : 100 Sonnetinas Alex Skovron , 1999 selected work poetry ; Aerial Photography Joanne Burns , 1999 selected work poetry ; The Genius of Human Imperfection Jack Hibberd , 1998 selected work poetry
Routines & Revelations: New Poetry Kerry Leves , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 157 1999; (p. 109-111)

— Review of Dear B Jennifer Harrison , 1998 selected work poetry ; The Harbour Dimitris Tsaloumas , 1998 selected work poetry ; Waterline Rory Harris , 1999 selected work poetry ; Friendly Street Poets Twenty-Three : Beating Time in a Gothic SpaceBeating Time In a Gothic Space 1999 anthology poetry ; Everything Holy M. T. C. Cronin , 1998 selected work poetry ; Infinite City : 100 Sonnetinas Alex Skovron , 1999 selected work poetry ; Aerial Photography Joanne Burns , 1999 selected work poetry ; Landbridge : Contemporary Australian Poetry 1999 anthology poetry ; Black Water : Approaching Zukofsky Robert Adamson , 1999 selected work poetry
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