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Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 The Callused Stick of Wanting
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'Romaine Moreton's poetry is much more than that, each piece of work is a journey. Her words take the reader through time to the world of our peoples. The bitterness and anger is justified, but tempered by a strong spiritual presence...' Burraga Gutya. (source: backcover)

Notes

  • Dedication: This book is dedicated to the memory of Aunt Ellen, & to all my Mothers, Desley, Beryl, Rose, Hazel & May.
  • Epigraph: My Desire to believe in something should not be directed by fear, but instead present me with the prospect of achieving my full intellectual, emotional, and spiritual potential (p. 61).
  • Includes Author's Note.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Peters, Marrickville - Camperdown area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney,: Romaine Moreton , 1995 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Untitledi"White is not a colour it is an exclusive institution with a very small door,", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry White (p. 4)
Time for Dreamingi"Where the shadows fall as the sun rises", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 6)
Sanguinei"Life has become a precious thing", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 7)
The First Sini"He was guilty of the first sin -", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 8-9)
Mr Slave Mentalityi"Ten Times Out of Nine", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 10)
Day For The Dogi"I sit here,", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 11-12)
Love Infectedi"Your skin", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 13)
Dear Siss, Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work short story (p. 14)
The Naked Mooni"The moon slapped her face", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 15-16)
Diamonds on My Platei"A beat in time", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 17)
The Callused Stick of Wantingi"The black man's hand that grappled", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 18)
Pretty Little China Dollsi"Pretty little china dolls", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 19)
Poor Man's Wisdomi"The common politician, small town education, experiencing", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 20)
Corners of Her Mindi"Previously unoccupied corners of her mind", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 21)
Ode to Barbiei"I never had a barbie doll complex", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 23-25)
The Things I Never Knew About You : Mei"I think it is with much regret", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 26)
Forgive and Forgeti"Sometimes images just fade", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 27)
My Tellurian Grandfatheri"Harmony escaped", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 28)
Hatred's Shadowi"Enforced cultural obsolescence", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 29)
Genocide is Never Justifiedi"And the past was open to gross misinterpretation", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 30-31)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Peters, Marrickville - Camperdown area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney,: Romaine Moreton , 1995 .
      3061470143312496123.jpg
      This image has been sourced from Front cover
      Extent: 61p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Foreword by Kathy Howey.
      • "this project has been assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council, its art funding and advisory body."

Works about this Work

BlackWords : Indigenous Stories Told Collectively Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 5)

In this essay Heiss discusses and explains the important role of anthologies in the creation of communities of writers and in acknowledging, consolidating and launching writing careers.

"Once Upon a Patriachy" : Cultural Translation in the Poetry of Romaine Moreton Katherine Russo , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Partnership Id-Entities : Cultural and Literary Re-Insciption/s of the Feminine 2010; (p. 31-44)
Generating Alternative Worlds : The Indigenous Protest Poetry of Romaine Moreton Danica Cerce , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: ELOPE , Spring vol. 7 no. 1 2010; (p. 49-59)
'Since the 1980s, indigenous authors have had a high profile in Australia and their writing has made a significant impact on the Australian public. Given that poetry has attracted more indigenous Australians than any other mode of creative expression, this genre, too, has provided an important impetus for their cultural and political expression. Discussing the verse of Romaine Moreton, and taking up George Levine’s view (2000) that works of art are able to produce critical disruptions and generate alternative worlds, the article aims to show that Moreton’s mesmerising reflections on origin, dispossession, dislocation and identity of Australian indigenous peoples encouraged national self-reflection and helped create a meaningful existence for the deprived and the dispossessed. It also touches upon some other topics explored in Moreton’s poetry and provides evidence of its universal relevance.' (Publication abstract)
The Stolen Generation Roberta Sykes , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: American Book Review , May-June vol. 18 no. 4 1997; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Dreaming in Urban Areas Lisa Bellear 1996 selected work poetry ; The Callused Stick of Wanting Romaine Moreton 1995 selected work poetry
Poetic Resistance Fighting Anita Heiss , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January (1996-1997) no. 187 1996; (p. 73)

— Review of The Callused Stick of Wanting Romaine Moreton 1995 selected work poetry ; Black Woman, Black Life Kerry Reed-Gilbert 1996 selected work poetry
The Stolen Generation Roberta Sykes , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: American Book Review , May-June vol. 18 no. 4 1997; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Dreaming in Urban Areas Lisa Bellear 1996 selected work poetry ; The Callused Stick of Wanting Romaine Moreton 1995 selected work poetry
Untitled Roberta Sykes , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Ulitarra , no. 9 1996; (p. 134-136)

— Review of The Callused Stick of Wanting Romaine Moreton 1995 selected work poetry ; Voices from the Heart : Contemporary Aboriginal Poetry from Central Australia 1995 anthology poetry
Poetic Resistance Fighting Anita Heiss , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January (1996-1997) no. 187 1996; (p. 73)

— Review of The Callused Stick of Wanting Romaine Moreton 1995 selected work poetry ; Black Woman, Black Life Kerry Reed-Gilbert 1996 selected work poetry
"Once Upon a Patriachy" : Cultural Translation in the Poetry of Romaine Moreton Katherine Russo , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Partnership Id-Entities : Cultural and Literary Re-Insciption/s of the Feminine 2010; (p. 31-44)
BlackWords : Indigenous Stories Told Collectively Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 5)

In this essay Heiss discusses and explains the important role of anthologies in the creation of communities of writers and in acknowledging, consolidating and launching writing careers.

Generating Alternative Worlds : The Indigenous Protest Poetry of Romaine Moreton Danica Cerce , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: ELOPE , Spring vol. 7 no. 1 2010; (p. 49-59)
'Since the 1980s, indigenous authors have had a high profile in Australia and their writing has made a significant impact on the Australian public. Given that poetry has attracted more indigenous Australians than any other mode of creative expression, this genre, too, has provided an important impetus for their cultural and political expression. Discussing the verse of Romaine Moreton, and taking up George Levine’s view (2000) that works of art are able to produce critical disruptions and generate alternative worlds, the article aims to show that Moreton’s mesmerising reflections on origin, dispossession, dislocation and identity of Australian indigenous peoples encouraged national self-reflection and helped create a meaningful existence for the deprived and the dispossessed. It also touches upon some other topics explored in Moreton’s poetry and provides evidence of its universal relevance.' (Publication abstract)
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