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  • Author:agent Amy Witting http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/witting-amy
Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 Beauty Is the Straw : Poems
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Notes

  • for Margaret and Jamie.

Contents

* Contents derived from the North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1991 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Figure in a Landscape (for Lynette Phillips)i"Yours was a landscape open to fitful weather", Amy Witting , single work poetry (p. 3)
Motherlandi"No flag, no stirring anthem with voices joining,", Amy Witting , single work poetry (p. 4)
First Lovei"An orphan elephant, taken in and fed", Amy Witting , single work poetry (p. 5)
Picking Mulberriesi"In this tent of lighted green,", Amy Witting , single work poetry (p. 6)
Double, Double, Toil and Troublei"What a witches' cauldron lust is, its fumes bemusing", Amy Witting , single work poetry (p. 7)
Venus Stillborni"Talking predestination in the park:", Amy Witting , single work poetry (p. 8)
The Young Apolloi"You with the bird's wing hair", Amy Witting , single work poetry (p. 9)
Half the Fairytalei"I've been sent to search", Amy Witting , single work poetry (p. 10)
Chronosi"Chronos is the god.", Amy Witting , single work poetry (p. 11)
Housewifei"If you ask me what I'm knitting", Amy Witting , single work poetry (p. 12)
Liquidityi"In a flurry of daylight, watercold, windy and sunny,", Amy Witting , single work poetry (p. 13)
The Parrotsi"The parrots with sleek-feathered head", Amy Witting , single work poetry (p. 14)
Tantalusi"They were too wrapped in their own expertise,", Amy Witting , single work poetry (p. 15)
To the Unborni"Amphibian to mammal, you recalled", Amy Witting , single work poetry (p. 16)
Early Morningi"Bird-calls tweak at the silence,", Amy Witting , single work poetry (p. 17)
Baby with Musicboxi"The tune, slowly spilling", Amy Witting , single work poetry (p. 18)
Spider, by Lamplighti"A small golden palm upturned, an industrious hand", Amy Witting , single work poetry (p. 19)
The Magpiei"Scorched bright devil black by the Almighty's word", Amy Witting , single work poetry (p. 20)
News Itemi"They ran away from home to live as they could,", Amy Witting , single work poetry (p. 21)
A Rose is a Rose...i"The roses' formal fire", Amy Witting , single work poetry (p. 22)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Nowhere Safe from Poetry Penelope Nelson , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , March vol. 36 no. 3 1992; (p. 84-85)

— Review of Confessions of a Corinthian : Poems Julian Croft , 1991 selected work poetry ; Rain at Gunn Point : Poems of Tony Scanlon Tony Scanlon , 1990 selected work poetry ; Beauty Is the Straw : Poems Amy Witting , 1991 selected work poetry
Lively Verse in Tune with Nature Donald Moore , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Newcastle Herald , 25 May 1991; (p. 16)

— Review of Beauty Is the Straw : Poems Amy Witting , 1991 selected work poetry
Daisy at Funerals Kevin Brophy , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 130 1991; (p. 30)

— Review of Beauty Is the Straw : Poems Amy Witting , 1991 selected work poetry
Five Poets Cover Wide Range of Styles, Subjects S. K. Kelen , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 July 1991; (p. C8)

— Review of Figs : Poems Kate Llewellyn , 1990 selected work poetry ; Beauty Is the Straw : Poems Amy Witting , 1991 selected work poetry ; This is the Stone / Pharaohs Returning Alison Croggon , Fiona Perry , 1991 selected work poetry ; Excavation : (Arguments and Monologues) Gig Ryan , 1990 selected work poetry
Fullness and Frugality Barbara Giles , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 124 1991; (p. 83-85)

— Review of The Empire of Grass : Twenty-Eight Poems: 1983-1989 Gary Catalano , 1991 selected work poetry ; Beauty Is the Straw : Poems Amy Witting , 1991 selected work poetry
Perennial Clamour of Sisterly Voices Heather Cam , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 September 1991; (p. 42)

— Review of Turning the Hourglass Diane Fahey , 1990 selected work poetry ; Holding the Golden Apple : Love Poems Margaret Diesendorf , 1985 selected work poetry ; Beauty Is the Straw : Poems Amy Witting , 1991 selected work poetry ; Pomegranates from the Underworld Catherine Bateson , 1990 selected work poetry
How Poetry is Packaged Philip Mead , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Society , August vol. 10 no. 8 1991; (p. 40-42)

— Review of Confessions of a Corinthian : Poems Julian Croft , 1991 selected work poetry ; The Faber Book of Modern Australian Verse 1991 anthology poetry ; Beauty Is the Straw : Poems Amy Witting , 1991 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems Dorothy Hewett , 1991 selected work poetry ; Collected Poems Les Murray , 1991 selected work poetry
Nowhere Safe from Poetry Penelope Nelson , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , March vol. 36 no. 3 1992; (p. 84-85)

— Review of Confessions of a Corinthian : Poems Julian Croft , 1991 selected work poetry ; Rain at Gunn Point : Poems of Tony Scanlon Tony Scanlon , 1990 selected work poetry ; Beauty Is the Straw : Poems Amy Witting , 1991 selected work poetry
Mapping New and Old Topographies Diane Fahey , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , December vol. 27 no. 4 1982; (p. 33) Southerly , March vol. 52 no. 1 1992; (p. 140-148)

— Review of Confessions of a Corinthian : Poems Julian Croft , 1991 selected work poetry ; Beauty Is the Straw : Poems Amy Witting , 1991 selected work poetry ; Orpheus A. D. Hope , 1991 selected work poetry
[Review] The Butterfly Man [etc] David Kelly , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: OzMuze , May vol. 1 no. 8 1991; (p. 8-10)

— Review of The Butterfly Man Shane McCauley , 1991 selected work poetry ; New and Selected Poems 1960-1990 Bruce Beaver , 1991 selected work poetry biography ; Beauty Is the Straw : Poems Amy Witting , 1991 selected work poetry ; Caboolture Steven Herrick , 1990 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems Dorothy Hewett , 1991 selected work poetry ; The Empire of Grass : Twenty-Eight Poems: 1983-1989 Gary Catalano , 1991 selected work poetry
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