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  • Author:agent Douglas Stewart http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/stewart-douglas
Issue Details: First known date: 1952... 1952 Sun Orchids and Other Poems
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Notes

  • Dedication: To Margaret Coen
  • ...The scents and sounds of bush, sun, and water are in these brief poems, and as each living thing is held for a moment in the light of intense vision, the poet sees in its grotesque or exquisite strangeness the mysteries of creation and of good and evil.

    Besides these poems of the earth there are two longer poems of the sea, "Terra Australis' and 'Worsley Enchanted'. The first is a brilliant, witty, and significant account of the ghostly meeting in mid-ocean, between Australia and South America, of Quiros and William Lane, each voyaging to seek his utopia in the country the other has left. 'Worsley Enchanted' explores with Shackleton's 1914 expedition the dreamlike splendour and terror of the Antarctic, and explores too the regions beyond the surface of reality. (Publisher's blurb, inside front cover).

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1952 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Worsley Enchantedi"Commander Worsley, fired with a purpose", Douglas Stewart , single work poetry (p. 43-61)
The Sunflowersi"`Bring me a long sharp knife for we are in danger;", Douglas Stewart , single work poetry
The Firefliesi"But they are moving steadily, the height of a man,", Douglas Stewart , single work poetry

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Douglas Stewart and the Fragility of Things Vivian Smith , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 24 no. 2 2010; (p. 199-204)
Douglas Stewart: Poet, Playwright and Critic Owen W. Reid , 1963 single work criticism
— Appears in: Tasmanian Education , 15 November vol. 15 no. 1963; (p. 243-248)
Motif in the Work of Douglas Stewart Robert D. FitzGerald , 1963 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Elements of Poetry 1963; (p. 25-50) Considerations : New Essays on Kenneth Slessor, Judith Wright and Douglas Stewart 1977; (p. 143-168)
Orchids and Penguins T. Inglis Moore , 1954 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 15 no. 2 1954; (p. 116-118)

— Review of Sun Orchids and Other Poems Douglas Stewart , 1952 selected work poetry
Two Australian Poets 1953 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 23 January 1953;

— Review of Sun Orchids and Other Poems Douglas Stewart , 1952 selected work poetry
Worsley Well Done S. L. Ovenden , 1952 single work review
— Appears in: The Austrovert , no. 8 1952; (p. 5)

— Review of Sun Orchids and Other Poems Douglas Stewart , 1952 selected work poetry
Untitled H. M. Green , 1952 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 15 October vol. 73 no. 3792 1952; (p. 2)

— Review of Sun Orchids and Other Poems Douglas Stewart , 1952 selected work poetry
Untitled David Campbell , 1953 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 23 January 1953; (p. 60)

— Review of Sun Orchids and Other Poems Douglas Stewart , 1952 selected work poetry ; Leichhardt in Theatre Francis Webb , 1952 selected work poetry
Two Australian Poets 1953 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 23 January 1953;

— Review of Sun Orchids and Other Poems Douglas Stewart , 1952 selected work poetry
Orchids and Penguins T. Inglis Moore , 1954 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 15 no. 2 1954; (p. 116-118)

— Review of Sun Orchids and Other Poems Douglas Stewart , 1952 selected work poetry
Douglas Stewart: Poet, Playwright and Critic Owen W. Reid , 1963 single work criticism
— Appears in: Tasmanian Education , 15 November vol. 15 no. 1963; (p. 243-248)
Douglas Stewart and the Fragility of Things Vivian Smith , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 24 no. 2 2010; (p. 199-204)
Motif in the Work of Douglas Stewart Robert D. FitzGerald , 1963 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Elements of Poetry 1963; (p. 25-50) Considerations : New Essays on Kenneth Slessor, Judith Wright and Douglas Stewart 1977; (p. 143-168)
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