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Panto single work   poetry   "I am a layered event, unimpressed"
Issue Details: First known date: 1995-1996... 1995-1996 Panto
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  • Dedication: for the real Mark O'Connor

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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Minor title variations appear in texts
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Southerly vol. 55 no. 4 Summer 1995-1996 Z623176 1995-1996 periodical issue 1995-1996 pg. 7
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Damaged Glamour John Forbes , Rose Bay : Brandl and Schlesinger , 1998 Z470148 1998 selected work poetry Rose Bay : Brandl and Schlesinger , 1998 pg. 18
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Humidity John Forbes , Cambridge : Equipage , 1998 Z1904980 1998 selected work poetry Cambridge : Equipage , 1998
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Collected Poems : 1970-1998 John Forbes , Rose Bay : Brandl and Schlesinger , 2001 Z899702 2001 collected work poetry (taught in 1 units) Rose Bay : Brandl and Schlesinger , 2001 pg. 185

Works about this Work

John Forbes, The Australian Poet : Representations of National Identity in A Layered Event on ABC Radio National Prithvi Varatharajan , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Adaptation , March vol. 9 no. 1 2016; (p. 1-11)
'John Forbes was an Australian poet who lived from 1950 to 1998 and was one of the so-called ‘generation of 68’ who were deeply influenced by contemporary American poetics and culture. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)’s Radio National paid tribute to Forbes’s life and work in 1999, in the posthumous radio adaptation A Layered Event. This article analyses representations of national identity in A Layered Event, using Deleuze and Guattari’s concepts of the ‘arboreal’ or unified versus the ‘rhizomic’ or networked. I argue that, through edited biographical interviews on the one hand, and adaptations of Forbes’s poems on the other, A Layered Event cultivates two distinct images of national identity—arboreal and rhizomic—and that it plays these off against each other. The article asks why Forbes and Forbes’s work is represented in these ways in the program. I use this reading of A Layered Event to reflect on the ABC’s role as a national public service broadcaster at the turn of the millennium. I argue that A Layered Event’s handling of national representations may be read as an allegory for the ABC’s negotiation of its Charter aim to ‘contribute to a sense of national identity’, in an age of increasingly trans-national and fragmented identities and audiences.' (Publication abstract)
form y separately published work icon John Forbes : A Layered Event Clea Woods , Mike Ladd , Australia : ABC Radio National , 1999 9615341 1999 single work radio play

'Australian poet John Forbes died in January last year, aged 47. Since then, there has been an upsurge of attention to his poetry. Forbes wrote poems about world politics, history, art, the media, the military, and also ironic, somehow despairing love poetry. His style was intellectual, laconic and consciously Australian.

'Forbes was also a tireless critic and influencer of poets around him. In this feature, young Melbourne producer Clea Woods recorded telephone conversations with more than 30 people who knew John Forbes, to create a composite picture of the man and his poetry. The program also contains archival recordings of Forbes reading his poems.' (Source: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/poetica/september-1999/3558128 )

John Forbes, The Australian Poet : Representations of National Identity in A Layered Event on ABC Radio National Prithvi Varatharajan , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Adaptation , March vol. 9 no. 1 2016; (p. 1-11)
'John Forbes was an Australian poet who lived from 1950 to 1998 and was one of the so-called ‘generation of 68’ who were deeply influenced by contemporary American poetics and culture. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)’s Radio National paid tribute to Forbes’s life and work in 1999, in the posthumous radio adaptation A Layered Event. This article analyses representations of national identity in A Layered Event, using Deleuze and Guattari’s concepts of the ‘arboreal’ or unified versus the ‘rhizomic’ or networked. I argue that, through edited biographical interviews on the one hand, and adaptations of Forbes’s poems on the other, A Layered Event cultivates two distinct images of national identity—arboreal and rhizomic—and that it plays these off against each other. The article asks why Forbes and Forbes’s work is represented in these ways in the program. I use this reading of A Layered Event to reflect on the ABC’s role as a national public service broadcaster at the turn of the millennium. I argue that A Layered Event’s handling of national representations may be read as an allegory for the ABC’s negotiation of its Charter aim to ‘contribute to a sense of national identity’, in an age of increasingly trans-national and fragmented identities and audiences.' (Publication abstract)
form y separately published work icon John Forbes : A Layered Event Clea Woods , Mike Ladd , Australia : ABC Radio National , 1999 9615341 1999 single work radio play

'Australian poet John Forbes died in January last year, aged 47. Since then, there has been an upsurge of attention to his poetry. Forbes wrote poems about world politics, history, art, the media, the military, and also ironic, somehow despairing love poetry. His style was intellectual, laconic and consciously Australian.

'Forbes was also a tireless critic and influencer of poets around him. In this feature, young Melbourne producer Clea Woods recorded telephone conversations with more than 30 people who knew John Forbes, to create a composite picture of the man and his poetry. The program also contains archival recordings of Forbes reading his poems.' (Source: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/poetica/september-1999/3558128 )

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