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  • Author:agent David Rowbotham http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/rowbotham-david
Issue Details: First known date: 1975... 1975 Selected Poems
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Notes

  • Dedication: In memory of Kenneth Slessor 1901-71 who knew of my 'next book' and accepted its dedication to him
  • Epigraph: We are but farmers of ourselves ... John Donne

    The story of a man's soul ... can be more interesting and instructive than the story of a whole nation ... Mikhail Lermontov

  • Author's note: A Note on the Selection ... The selection covers thirty years of periodical publication (1945-1974). The first of the books from which it is compiled appeared in 1954; and its new poems have not before been published in book form. ([2])

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:University of Queensland Press , 1975 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Road to Springi"One day of unforgotten spring", David Rowbotham , single work poetry (p. 3)
"My uncle spits at the dead crow slung on the fence," Earthboundi"Old Peter spits at the dead crow slung on the fence,", David Rowbotham , single work poetry (p. 4-5)
The Bushman's Girli""One morning I climbed the blind slope to the ridge", David Rowbotham , single work poetry (p. 6)
Hometowni"The Mayor has been "in" for years; the aldermen cough", David Rowbotham , single work poetry (p. 7-8)
The Bird-Lover : In My Father's Shop in the 1930'si"He is the bird-lover and the solemn mender", David Rowbotham , single work poetry (p. 9)
The Kitcheni"Clothes lie in clean disorder on the chairs.", David Rowbotham , single work poetry (p. 10-11)
Morse Code at Barrow Creeki""Help me... to the key..." The wound had reached his mouth;", David Rowbotham , single work poetry (p. 11-111)
The Tree (at the House in Prospect Street)i"I am the tree that bore you,", David Rowbotham , single work poetry (p. 12)
The Momenti"It is the reaching out into the dark", David Rowbotham , single work poetry (p. 13)
Dusti"Dust on my hands", David Rowbotham , single work poetry (p. 14)
The Green Wavei"The green wave stood upon the rock,", David Rowbotham , single work poetry (p. 15)
Outside the Plover's Landi"We piled the fire that lit the pool", David Rowbotham , single work poetry (p. 16)
Country Diary : The Letteri"He will be whistling in the corn when you come,", David Rowbotham , single work poetry (p. 17)
Apres-Midii"You keep on underneath the broken shade", David Rowbotham , single work poetry (p. 18-19)
Nine O'Clock : By the Bunya Mountainsi"In old fields and the country of novice farms", David Rowbotham , single work poetry (p. 20-22)
Mullabindai"A fig-tree, a falling woolshed, a filled-in well:", David Rowbotham , single work poetry (p. 25-26)
The Four Droversi"High on the runnelled cliffs, beyond", David Rowbotham , single work poetry (p. 27)
The Towni"Like any grey old-timer droving dreams", David Rowbotham , single work poetry (p. 28)
Cameli"A pyramid, a palm,", David Rowbotham , single work poetry (p. 29)
Border Country (to Mary Durack)i"To cross this country is to know the last", David Rowbotham , single work poetry (p. 30-31)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Some Volumes of Selected Poems of the 1970s, II David Malouf , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 10 no. 3 1982; (p. 300-310)

— Review of Selected Poems David Rowbotham , 1975 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems Robert Adamson , 1977 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems : The Vernacular Republic Les Murray , 1976 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems Thomas Shapcott , 1978 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems Rodney Hall , 1975 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems Geoffrey Lehmann , 1976 selected work poetry
Visions of a Hostile Territory Thomas Shapcott , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 1 January 1977; (p. 18)

— Review of Selected Poems David Rowbotham , 1975 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems, 1939-1975 John Blight , 1976 selected work poetry
Untitled John McLaren , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: Segment , vol. 5 no. 1976; (p. 58)

— Review of Selected Poems David Rowbotham , 1975 selected work poetry
Untitled Philip Neilsen , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 31 January 1976; (p. 15)

— Review of Shabbytown Calendar Thomas Shapcott , 1975 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems David Rowbotham , 1975 selected work poetry
How Do You Spell Poet? R. Tamplin , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 9 April 1976; (p. 443)

— Review of Contemporary American and Australian Poetry 1976 anthology poetry ; Hart : Poems John Blight , 1975 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems David Rowbotham , 1975 selected work poetry ; Domestic Hardcore Richard Tipping , 1975 selected work poetry ; Smalltown Memorials Geoff Page , 1975 selected work poetry ; Airship Roger McDonald , 1975 selected work poetry
Some Volumes of Selected Poems of the 1970s, II David Malouf , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 10 no. 3 1982; (p. 300-310)

— Review of Selected Poems David Rowbotham , 1975 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems Robert Adamson , 1977 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems : The Vernacular Republic Les Murray , 1976 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems Thomas Shapcott , 1978 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems Rodney Hall , 1975 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems Geoffrey Lehmann , 1976 selected work poetry
How Do You Spell Poet? R. Tamplin , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 9 April 1976; (p. 443)

— Review of Contemporary American and Australian Poetry 1976 anthology poetry ; Hart : Poems John Blight , 1975 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems David Rowbotham , 1975 selected work poetry ; Domestic Hardcore Richard Tipping , 1975 selected work poetry ; Smalltown Memorials Geoff Page , 1975 selected work poetry ; Airship Roger McDonald , 1975 selected work poetry
Untitled Philip Neilsen , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 31 January 1976; (p. 15)

— Review of Shabbytown Calendar Thomas Shapcott , 1975 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems David Rowbotham , 1975 selected work poetry
Untitled John McLaren , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: Segment , vol. 5 no. 1976; (p. 58)

— Review of Selected Poems David Rowbotham , 1975 selected work poetry
Visions of a Hostile Territory Thomas Shapcott , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 1 January 1977; (p. 18)

— Review of Selected Poems David Rowbotham , 1975 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems, 1939-1975 John Blight , 1976 selected work poetry
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