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Issue Details: First known date: 1987... 1987 A Formula for Glass
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'A Formula for Glass is framed by two journeys. It opens with a return, both physical and metaphorical, to the poet's birthplace, Berlin, where he confronts early childhood memories of the city and his father. It concludes with a journey through grief in the loss of his wife at the age of thirty-eight. Intervening segments focus on a variety of emotional relationships as well as political themes, exploring the worlsd of dreams and self identity. '(Source: cover)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Joan, again.
  • Epigraph:
    Then you will not talk so easily
    about our freedom and our love.
    - Leonard Cohen, The Energy of Slaves.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:University of Queensland Press , 1987 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Returning (Notes of My Father)i"1959. You leave for Cooma", Michael Sariban , 1987 single work poetry (p. 3-4)
To My Fatheri"You travelled those twenty years or so", Michael Sariban , 1987 single work poetry (p. 5)
Berlin Childhood : Berlin-Charlottenburg, 1945-1948i"The city a child looks out on", Michael Sariban , 1987 single work poetry (p. 6-8)
Berlin Childhood : Curfewsi"Late:", Michael Sariban , 1987 single work poetry (p. 8)
Berlin Childhood : Lion Hunti"I used to swap toys for books", Michael Sariban , 1987 single work poetry (p. 9)
Berlin Childhood : Christinei"There was no other way I could", Michael Sariban , 1987 single work poetry (p. 10)
Postcards : I : Spandaui"Boasts the oldest church in Berlin, a Citadel", Michael Sariban , 1987 single work poetry (p. 11)
Postcards : II : MX2i"Leda's neck", Michael Sariban , 1987 single work poetry (p. 11)
Postcards : IIIi"Leningrad: the colour seems imposed,", Michael Sariban , 1987 single work poetry (p. 12)
Postcards : IVi"Amsterdam's winds bite like a ferret", Michael Sariban , 1987 single work poetry (p. 12)
Postcards : Vi"Van Gogh cycling home from art class", Michael Sariban , 1987 single work poetry (p. 12)
Postcards : VI : Carilloni"In Paris the bells trample the air", Michael Sariban , 1987 single work poetry (p. 13)
Postcards : VII : Stonesi"In Oberammergau one year", Michael Sariban , 1984 single work poetry (p. 13)
Postcards : VIII : Spring Raini"Patience comes easy after such", Michael Sariban , 1987 single work poetry (p. 13-14)
Olympia-Stadion, Berlin (for Alexander Sariban, 1906-1985)i"Fro 50 Pfennig you can walk on the flagstones", Michael Sariban , 1987 single work poetry (p. 15-16)
Funeral in Berlini"A private person. There will be", Michael Sariban , 1987 single work poetry (p. 17-18)
The Pooli"I am in a pool the surface is glass", Michael Sariban , 1987 single work poetry (p. 19)
East Coast Drivingi"The metal hulls bullet past me,", Michael Sariban , 1987 single work poetry (p. 23-25)
Kirra (for Joan)i"and so past Greenmount and timber houses", Michael Sariban , 1987 single work poetry (p. 26)
Out On the Bay (for S.B.)i"We are clearly surrounded", Michael Sariban , 1987 single work poetry (p. 27)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Recent Australian Poetry Keith Russell , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , July vol. 32 no. 7 1988; (p. 40-42)

— Review of A Hunger to be Less Serious Sarah Day , 1987 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems 1972-1986 Manfred Jurgensen , 1987 selected work poetry ; Travel Dice Thomas Shapcott , 1987 selected work poetry ; The Devil in Nature Silvana Gardner , 1987 selected work poetry ; A Formula for Glass Michael Sariban , 1987 selected work poetry
Untitled Joan M. Davis , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 15 no. 3 1987; (p. 93-94)

— Review of A Formula for Glass Michael Sariban , 1987 selected work poetry
Untitled Philip Salom , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , August vol. 2 no. 8 1987; (p. 14-15)

— Review of Travel Dice Thomas Shapcott , 1987 selected work poetry ; A Formula for Glass Michael Sariban , 1987 selected work poetry ; The Devil in Nature Silvana Gardner , 1987 selected work poetry
Paperback Poets Geoff Page , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Phoenix Review , Summer 1987/8 no. 2 1987; (p. 112-114)

— Review of A Formula for Glass Michael Sariban , 1987 selected work poetry ; Travel Dice Thomas Shapcott , 1987 selected work poetry ; The Devil in Nature Silvana Gardner , 1987 selected work poetry
Try a Fine Trio of Poets Kate Llewellyn , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 July 1987; (p. 48)

— Review of A Formula for Glass Michael Sariban , 1987 selected work poetry ; Travel Dice Thomas Shapcott , 1987 selected work poetry ; The Devil in Nature Silvana Gardner , 1987 selected work poetry
Untitled Philip Salom , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , August vol. 2 no. 8 1987; (p. 14-15)

— Review of Travel Dice Thomas Shapcott , 1987 selected work poetry ; A Formula for Glass Michael Sariban , 1987 selected work poetry ; The Devil in Nature Silvana Gardner , 1987 selected work poetry
Untitled Joan M. Davis , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 15 no. 3 1987; (p. 93-94)

— Review of A Formula for Glass Michael Sariban , 1987 selected work poetry
Hobart, Fremantle and Brisbane Lines Graham Rowlands , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , September no. 108 1987; (p. 92-94)

— Review of By Way of a Vessel Edith Speers , 1986 selected work poetry ; Deep-Sea Diver : Poems Shane McCauley , 1987 selected work poetry ; Travel Dice Thomas Shapcott , 1987 selected work poetry ; A Formula for Glass Michael Sariban , 1987 selected work poetry
Recent Australian Poetry Keith Russell , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , July vol. 32 no. 7 1988; (p. 40-42)

— Review of A Hunger to be Less Serious Sarah Day , 1987 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems 1972-1986 Manfred Jurgensen , 1987 selected work poetry ; Travel Dice Thomas Shapcott , 1987 selected work poetry ; The Devil in Nature Silvana Gardner , 1987 selected work poetry ; A Formula for Glass Michael Sariban , 1987 selected work poetry
Images of Glass : The Reader as Intruder Matthew Harding , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 93 1987; (p. 32-34)

— Review of A Formula for Glass Michael Sariban , 1987 selected work poetry
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