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  • Author:agent Jan Owen http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/owen-jan
Issue Details: First known date: 1986... 1986 Boy with a Telescope
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Contents

* Contents derived from the North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1986 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Balloonsi"Anti-gravity,", Jan Owen , single work poetry (p. 1)
Juggleri"Tense as a crouching cat, his head thrust out,", Jan Owen , single work poetry (p. 2)
Slack-Wire Artistei"It sways too wildly from the start-", Jan Owen , single work poetry (p. 3)
Clowni"Little man lost, with turned up boots,", Jan Owen , single work poetry (p. 4)
Boy with a Telescopei"Shadowy neanderthal, his silhouette", Jan Owen , single work poetry (p. 5)
Seascape With Young Girli"Old Man's Beard silks over shoulders of tangled green:", Jan Owen , single work poetry (p. 6)
First Dayi"Goodbye, little red jumper, blue cap-", Jan Owen , single work poetry (p. 7)
Learning to Ridei"Up and on again, a firm wide grip", Jan Owen , single work poetry (p. 8)
Flying a Kitei"From here the thread's invisible:", Jan Owen , single work poetry (p. 9)
The Hilli"We stumbled upwards over the scree, separate, silent,", Jan Owen , single work poetry (p. 10)
Aldinga Summer, Jan Owen , sequence poetry (p. 10-12)
The Snakei"It's no joke to finish off a snake", Jan Owen , single work poetry (p. 11)
The Reefi"The rock-pools are warm at low-tide,", Jan Owen , single work poetry (p. 12)
1 : Orthosmittia Reyeii"Gnats", Jan Owen , single work poetry (p. 13)
2 : Anoplagnathus Viriditarsisi"Christmas beetle", Jan Owen , single work poetry (p. 13-14)
Insectary, Jan Owen , sequence poetry (p. 13-17)
3 : Orthodera Ministralisi"Praying mantis", Jan Owen , single work poetry
A praying mantis's apparent piety, fear of a greater predator, and pretence of devotion (cf. to saying grace before he eats) is compared to human hypocrisy.
(p. 14)
4 : Limnogonus Luctuosusi"Water striders", Jan Owen , single work poetry
Water striders are compared to saints since they walk on water with perfect faith in its solidity.
(p. 15)
5 : Periplaneta Americanai"Cockroaches", Jan Owen , single work poetry (p. 15-16)
6 : Bombyx Morii"Silkworms", Jan Owen , single work poetry (p. 16)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Being Observant, Keeping Faith : Jan Owen's Telescope Alan Gould , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Totem Ship 1996; (p. 242-247)

— Review of Boy with a Telescope Jan Owen , 1986 selected work poetry
Being Observant, Keeping Faith : Jan Owen's Telescope Alan Gould , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , April vol. 39 no. 4 1995; (p. 40-42)

— Review of Boy with a Telescope Jan Owen , 1986 selected work poetry
The Old Firm takes on a New Push Judith Rodriguez , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 April 1987; (p. 44)

— Review of Baby at a Tram Stop Marion Alexopoulos , 1986 selected work poetry ; Washing the Money : Poems with Photographs Rhyll McMaster , 1986 selected work poetry ; Boy with a Telescope Jan Owen , 1986 selected work poetry
One of the Best Peter Goldsworthy , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , July no. 28 1986; (p. 21)

— Review of Boy with a Telescope Jan Owen , 1986 selected work poetry
Untitled Shane McCauley , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , July vol. 1 no. 7 1986; (p. 14-15)

— Review of Travelling Andrew Taylor , 1986 selected work poetry ; St Clair : Three Narratives John Scott , 1986 selected work poetry ; Boy with a Telescope Jan Owen , 1986 selected work poetry ; Washing the Money : Poems with Photographs Rhyll McMaster , 1986 selected work poetry
Untitled Shane McCauley , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , July vol. 1 no. 7 1986; (p. 14-15)

— Review of Travelling Andrew Taylor , 1986 selected work poetry ; St Clair : Three Narratives John Scott , 1986 selected work poetry ; Boy with a Telescope Jan Owen , 1986 selected work poetry ; Washing the Money : Poems with Photographs Rhyll McMaster , 1986 selected work poetry
One of the Best Peter Goldsworthy , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , July no. 28 1986; (p. 21)

— Review of Boy with a Telescope Jan Owen , 1986 selected work poetry
Ten of the Best : Some Recent Australian Poetry Philip Mead , 1986-1987 single work review
— Appears in: Island Magazine , Summer no. 29 1986-1987; (p. 32-40)

— Review of Phantom Dwelling Judith Wright , 1985 selected work poetry ; St Clair : Three Narratives John Scott , 1986 selected work poetry ; Travelling Andrew Taylor , 1986 selected work poetry ; Luxury Kate Llewellyn , 1985 selected work poetry ; Boy with a Telescope Jan Owen , 1986 selected work poetry ; The Bay of Salamis and Other Poems John Bray , 1986 selected work poetry ; Washing the Money : Poems with Photographs Rhyll McMaster , 1986 selected work poetry ; The Cloud Passes Over Robert Harris , 1986 selected work poetry ; The Twofold Place Alan Gould , 1986 selected work poetry ; No Collars No Cuffs Geoff Goodfellow , 1986 selected work poetry
Recent Australian Poetry: The Ordinary and the Extraordinary : Rhyll McMaster, Andrew Taylor, Bruce Beaver, Robert Harris and Jan Owen Alan Gould , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , October vol. 30 no. 10 1986; (p. 69-74)

— Review of Headlands : Prose Sketches Bruce Beaver , 1986 selected work prose poetry ; Travelling Andrew Taylor , 1986 selected work poetry ; Boy with a Telescope Jan Owen , 1986 selected work poetry ; Washing the Money : Poems with Photographs Rhyll McMaster , 1986 selected work poetry ; The Cloud Passes Over Robert Harris , 1986 selected work poetry
Satirical Sketches and Portraits in Verse Peter Lugg , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 May 1986; (p. B3)

— Review of Learning Italian : Poems Larry Buttrose , 1986 selected work poetry ; Boy with a Telescope Jan Owen , 1986 selected work poetry ; Washing the Money : Poems with Photographs Rhyll McMaster , 1986 selected work poetry
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