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Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 Hand to Hand : A Garnering : With Uncollected Poems and Essays On His Life and Work
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Notes

  • Published posthumously.
  • Dedication: For Joan

Contents

* Contents derived from the Springwood, Blue Mountains, Sydney, New South Wales,:Butterfly Books , 1991 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Paraphrase on Treesi"I think that I shall never speak", William Hart-Smith , single work poetry (p. 1)
We are the Small Lettersi"One song and many singers", William Hart-Smith , single work poetry (p. 1)
Cigarettei"Red bead glowing in the dark,", William Hart-Smith , single work poetry (p. 2)
Christopher Columbus : The Orinocoi"We die of thirst, Sire!", William Hart-Smith , single work poetry (p. 2-3)
Christopher Columbus : The Current Sets Away from Paradisei"Being opposed in a contentious matter", William Hart-Smith , single work poetry (p. 3)
Buttonsi"He gave us a sermon on what we have done", William Hart-Smith , single work poetry (p. 4)
Butterflyi"Whenever I peep", William Hart-Smith , single work poetry (p. 4-5)
Burial of a Craftsmani"Hard to decide what is rightfully ours", William Hart-Smith , single work poetry (p. 5)
Lizardi"Yes, I'll stop for a snake", William Hart-Smith , single work poetry (p. 6)
Blue-Tonguei"A yellow lizard", William Hart-Smith , single work poetry (p. 6)
Anchoritei"My clochan clothes me around", William Hart-Smith , single work poetry (p. 7)
The Marked Fishi"`Someone,' he said, `has double-crossed me.'", William Hart-Smith , single work poetry (p. 7-9)
Canoe to San Domingoi"I, Diego Mendez,", William Hart-Smith , single work poetry (p. 10-46)
Post Scripti"When I am dead", William Hart-Smith , single work poetry (p. 47)
Haystacks and Limestonei"Sheep nibble at", William Hart-Smith , single work poetry (p. 48)
Gothici"When on that dreadful trial morn", William Hart-Smith , single work poetry (p. 48-49)
Tractori"Dragging an iron rake", William Hart-Smith , single work poetry (p. 49)
Harei"He comes loping across the flat from the direction of", William Hart-Smith , single work poetry (p. 49-50)
Shoesi"I don't know what it is the sea does", William Hart-Smith , single work poetry (p. 50)
Pinesi"Cones exploding sharply in the heat?...", William Hart-Smith , single work poetry (p. 50-51)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Environmental Ethics of Australian Nature Poems Norbert H. Platz , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 81-101)
‘The basic contention inspiring this paper is: poets care about Australia’s physical environment and human survival in Australia. Australian literature contains a substantial body of knowledge that could be deployed to constitute the imaginative core of an environmental ethic. Thus a great many Australian literary texts could be studied with the purpose of helping to usher in the desirable concept of an environmentally literate community. The essay is divided into two sections. Section one will provide a brief survey of environmental ethics. This survey is followed by the exposition of six deontic or prescriptive outlines, to be supplemented by some eudaemonic considerations. The latter envisage the notion of the ‘good life,’ in harmony with nature. In section two, important insights furnished by environmental ethics will be used as an orientation towards identifying the environmental concerns shown in a variety of Australian nature poems. Among the authors considered are Bruce Dawe, Dorothy Hewett, John Kinsella, Mark O’Connor, John Shaw Neilson, Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker), and last but not least Judith Wright. As will be seen, there are many convergences and correspondences between the basic claims made by environmental ethics, and the environmental insights and experiences that have been accumulated in a noteworthy corpus of Australian nature poems. What is enshrined in these poems is the ‘collective prudence,’ not only of a cultural elite, but also of the modern Everyman.’ (Author’s abstract p.81)
Untitled Andrew Lansdown , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Studio : A Journal of Christians Writing , Summer (1994-1995) no. 57 1994; (p. 36-37)

— Review of Hand to Hand : A Garnering : With Uncollected Poems and Essays On His Life and Work William Hart-Smith , 1991 selected work poetry prose ; Standing with Friends Peter Kocan , 1992 selected work poetry
Abiding Things Andrew Lansdown , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , September vol. 37 no. 9 1993; (p. 86-88) Studio : A Journal of Christians Writing , Winter/Spring no. 63-64 1996; (p. 80-85)

— Review of Hand to Hand : A Garnering : With Uncollected Poems and Essays On His Life and Work William Hart-Smith , 1991 selected work poetry prose ; Standing with Friends Peter Kocan , 1992 selected work poetry
Hart-Smith : Plain Diction and Imagistic Precision Lyn Jacobs , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 1 1992; (p. 98-101)

— Review of Hand to Hand : A Garnering : With Uncollected Poems and Essays On His Life and Work William Hart-Smith , 1991 selected work poetry prose
Untitled Helen Horton , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Imago , April vol. 4 no. 1 1992; (p. 113-114)

— Review of Hand to Hand : A Garnering : With Uncollected Poems and Essays On His Life and Work William Hart-Smith , 1991 selected work poetry prose
Forerunner of Much Contemporary Australian Poetry Geoff Page , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 November 1991; (p. C10)

— Review of Hand to Hand : A Garnering : With Uncollected Poems and Essays On His Life and Work William Hart-Smith , 1991 selected work poetry prose
Untitled Helen Horton , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Imago , April vol. 4 no. 1 1992; (p. 113-114)

— Review of Hand to Hand : A Garnering : With Uncollected Poems and Essays On His Life and Work William Hart-Smith , 1991 selected work poetry prose
Abiding Things Andrew Lansdown , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , September vol. 37 no. 9 1993; (p. 86-88) Studio : A Journal of Christians Writing , Winter/Spring no. 63-64 1996; (p. 80-85)

— Review of Hand to Hand : A Garnering : With Uncollected Poems and Essays On His Life and Work William Hart-Smith , 1991 selected work poetry prose ; Standing with Friends Peter Kocan , 1992 selected work poetry
Untitled Andrew Lansdown , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Studio : A Journal of Christians Writing , Summer (1994-1995) no. 57 1994; (p. 36-37)

— Review of Hand to Hand : A Garnering : With Uncollected Poems and Essays On His Life and Work William Hart-Smith , 1991 selected work poetry prose ; Standing with Friends Peter Kocan , 1992 selected work poetry
Hart-Smith : Plain Diction and Imagistic Precision Lyn Jacobs , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 1 1992; (p. 98-101)

— Review of Hand to Hand : A Garnering : With Uncollected Poems and Essays On His Life and Work William Hart-Smith , 1991 selected work poetry prose
The Environmental Ethics of Australian Nature Poems Norbert H. Platz , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 81-101)
‘The basic contention inspiring this paper is: poets care about Australia’s physical environment and human survival in Australia. Australian literature contains a substantial body of knowledge that could be deployed to constitute the imaginative core of an environmental ethic. Thus a great many Australian literary texts could be studied with the purpose of helping to usher in the desirable concept of an environmentally literate community. The essay is divided into two sections. Section one will provide a brief survey of environmental ethics. This survey is followed by the exposition of six deontic or prescriptive outlines, to be supplemented by some eudaemonic considerations. The latter envisage the notion of the ‘good life,’ in harmony with nature. In section two, important insights furnished by environmental ethics will be used as an orientation towards identifying the environmental concerns shown in a variety of Australian nature poems. Among the authors considered are Bruce Dawe, Dorothy Hewett, John Kinsella, Mark O’Connor, John Shaw Neilson, Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker), and last but not least Judith Wright. As will be seen, there are many convergences and correspondences between the basic claims made by environmental ethics, and the environmental insights and experiences that have been accumulated in a noteworthy corpus of Australian nature poems. What is enshrined in these poems is the ‘collective prudence,’ not only of a cultural elite, but also of the modern Everyman.’ (Author’s abstract p.81)
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