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Issue Details: First known date: 1992... 1992 My Mother the Land
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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Black Life : Poems Jack Davis , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992 Z271137 1992 selected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992 pg. 6
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    y separately published work icon Fresh Cuttings : A Celebration of Fiction and Poetry From UQP's Black Writing Series Sue Abbey (editor), Sandra R Phillips (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2003 Z1063168 2003 anthology poetry extract (taught in 1 units) 'These individual "cuttings", or extracts, have been gathered from novels and poetry collections published in UQP's Black Writing series since 1990.' (Fresh Cuttings, 2003) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2003 pg. 115-116
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    y separately published work icon Sense, Shape, Symbol : An Investigation of Australian Poetry Brian Keyte (editor), Putney : Phoenix Education , 2013 6310209 2013 anthology criticism poetry

    'Sense, Shape, Symbol is an investigation of Australian poetry. It explores the ways in which poets succeed, or fail, in their attempts to bring their experience to life.

    Their primary raw materials are the five senses - sight, sound, smell, taste and touch - the means by which we all experience our world.

    Poets also like to experiment with the shape of their writing, starting with the qualities of vowels and consonants, of syllables, and of rhyme, metre and rhythm.

    Working poets make particular use of the metaphor, of the connections that they suggest between normally unlike things, to express their response to their subject.

    The collection explores the work of five poets who have played an important, influential part in the development of Australian poetry: Judith Wright, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, David Malouf, Les Murray and Mark O’Connor.

    The final chapter looks at some of the common concerns that can create conflict in our lives, such as gender, race, age, and socio-economic status, and other issues that create fear and that encourage hope.

    The collection is intended to allow readers to become familiar with the techniques that poets use, and to develop their own poetic writing in an informed way.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Putney : Phoenix Education , 2013
    pg. 96
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