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Notes

    • Dedication: for Jake
    • Epigraph: 'If an object is opaque and dark, it makes a dark shadow; if it is transparent and delicate, its shadow is transparent and delicate. Thus the shadow of a dark object amounts to another darkness in the measure of the darkness of the object, and the shadow of something bright amounts to something else that is bright according to the brightness of the object.' - Saint John of the Cross

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1984 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Ten Thousand Thingsi"The lemon trees fatted with sunlight,", Kevin Hart , single work poetry (p. 1)
Your Shadow : [1]i"Fed by its eye, the falcon", Kevin Hart , single work poetry (p. 2)
This Dayi"The clock above stalled traffic, white as bread;", Kevin Hart , single work poetry (p. 3)
Jerusalemi"This is where the deserts end.", Kevin Hart , single work poetry (p. 4)
Easter Psalmi"I was in darkness", Kevin Hart , single work poetry (p. 5)
The Tanks Move Westi"Tonight the tanks move west against the wind.", Kevin Hart , single work poetry (p. 6)
Midwinter Summeri"Summer before the thought of summer,", Kevin Hart , single work poetry (p. 7)
The Roadi"The road calls out my name. I wake", Kevin Hart , single work poetry (p. 8)
Rain Psalmi"The rain comes, a whiplash of cold;", Kevin Hart , single work poetry (p. 9)
The Stormi"A thrill runs up the leaves' spines.", Kevin Hart , single work poetry (p. 10-11)
Your Shadow : [2]i"It is the thing", Kevin Hart , single work poetry (p. 12)
Midsummeri"These are the richest weeks", Kevin Hart , single work poetry (p. 13)
Flemington Racecoursei"The racehorses assemble at the starting barrier", Kevin Hart , single work poetry (p. 14-15)
Poem to My Brotheri"Late at night I am no closer:", Kevin Hart , single work poetry (p. 16)
For Marion, My Sisteri"In London, where the hospital", Kevin Hart , single work poetry (p. 17-18)
The Hammeri"Grasping the handle he is suddenly one with the hammer;", Kevin Hart , single work poetry (p. 19)
The Beasti"Whatever it is you've given me", Kevin Hart , single work poetry (p. 20)
Northi"The dead heat of evening, the thoughts of the day-", Kevin Hart , single work poetry (p. 21)
Flies (after Antonio Machado)i"I could never get rid of you", Kevin Hart , single work poetry (p. 22)
The Will to Changei"This stone brimming with darkness, this weed", Kevin Hart , single work poetry (p. 23)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Wet, Wicked and Wild : Manifestations of Heat in Kevin Nathanael O'Reilly , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Indian Review of World Literature in English , July vol. 6 no. 2 2010; (p. 1-9)
Exploring the Shadow of Your Shadow Lachlan Brown , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , Special Issue 2007; (p. 106-116)

Lachlan Brown's article 'focuses on three ways of reading Hart's poetry using three "shadows" that appear to hang over some of his early work. Firstly the representational shadow, secondly the shadow of death and thirdly a kind of theological shadow, which speaks some interesting things onto the other two shadows.' (p.106) Brown also identifies 'three areas where Hart's Catholic faith may intersect' with poetic and philosophical issues to which Brown draws attention.

The Weight of Things : The Poetry of Kevin Hart Gary Catalano , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , September no. 104 1986; (p. 23-26)
Reading the Signs Philip Mead , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , April no. 25 1986; (p. 10)

— Review of Your Shadow : (Poems 1980-83) Kevin Hart , 1984 selected work poetry
Prayers to Touch the Least Prayerful Judith Rodriguez , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 November 1985; (p. 46)

— Review of Manners of an Astronaut Gig Ryan , 1984 selected work poetry ; Your Shadow : (Poems 1980-83) Kevin Hart , 1984 selected work poetry
Reading the Signs Philip Mead , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , April no. 25 1986; (p. 10)

— Review of Your Shadow : (Poems 1980-83) Kevin Hart , 1984 selected work poetry
Heavy Shadows and Lighter Moments Cornelis Vleeskens , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , December no. 2 1984; (p. 44-45)

— Review of Your Shadow : (Poems 1980-83) Kevin Hart , 1984 selected work poetry ; Breakfasts in Shanghai Julian Croft , 1984 selected work poetry ; Listening at Night Dennis Haskell , 1984 selected work poetry
Seeking that Mysterious Movement Geoffrey Dutton , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 2 October vol. 106 no. 5436 1984; (p. 80-81)

— Review of Breakfasts in Shanghai Julian Croft , 1984 selected work poetry ; India Ink : A Collection of Prose Poems Written in India Vicki Viidikas , 1984 selected work poetry short story ; The Three Fates and Other Poems Rosemary Dobson , 1984 selected work poetry ; Your Shadow : (Poems 1980-83) Kevin Hart , 1984 selected work poetry ; Windfalls : Poems Andrew Lansdown , 1984 selected work poetry ; Wollongong Poems Conal Fitzpatrick , 1984 selected work poetry ; Listening at Night Dennis Haskell , 1984 selected work poetry ; Manners of an Astronaut Gig Ryan , 1984 selected work poetry ; The Skylight Robert Gray , 1984 selected work poetry
High and Low : Ranges of New Poetry Frank Kellaway , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , July no. 99 1985; (p. 70-72)

— Review of Breakfasts in Shanghai Julian Croft , 1984 selected work poetry ; At the Institute for Total Recall Michael Sariban , 1984 selected work poetry ; The Day the River Cornelis Vleeskens , 1984 selected work poetry ; Your Shadow : (Poems 1980-83) Kevin Hart , 1984 selected work poetry ; Pillows on the Thorn Jean Lang , 1984 selected work poetry ; Manners of an Astronaut Gig Ryan , 1984 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems : 1963-1983 Marjorie Pizer , 1984 selected work poetry ; Dark Cottage Paul Hasluck , 1984 selected work poetry ; The Truth about Unicorns Doris Brett , 1984 selected work poetry ; Slow Tennis : Poems: 1980-1983 Gary Catalano , 1984 selected work poetry ; The Night Parrot Dorothy Porter , 1984 selected work poetry ; Statues Don't Bleed Mal Morgan , 1984 selected work poetry
Slow Tennis : A Poets' Eleven Geoff Page , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , April vol. 29 no. 4 1985; (p. 71-75)

— Review of Breakfasts in Shanghai Julian Croft , 1984 selected work poetry ; India Ink : A Collection of Prose Poems Written in India Vicki Viidikas , 1984 selected work poetry short story ; The Three Fates and Other Poems Rosemary Dobson , 1984 selected work poetry ; Poetry Australia no. 97 Craig Powell , 1984 periodical issue poetry ; A Flag for the Wind Philip Martin , 1982 selected work poetry ; Your Shadow : (Poems 1980-83) Kevin Hart , 1984 selected work poetry ; Listening at Night Dennis Haskell , 1984 selected work poetry ; The Skylight Robert Gray , 1984 selected work poetry ; Canterbury Folk J. M. Couper , 1984 selected work poetry ; Slow Tennis : Poems: 1980-1983 Gary Catalano , 1984 selected work poetry ; Atlantis and Other Islands S. C. Harrex , 1984 selected work poetry
Exploring the Shadow of Your Shadow Lachlan Brown , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , Special Issue 2007; (p. 106-116)

Lachlan Brown's article 'focuses on three ways of reading Hart's poetry using three "shadows" that appear to hang over some of his early work. Firstly the representational shadow, secondly the shadow of death and thirdly a kind of theological shadow, which speaks some interesting things onto the other two shadows.' (p.106) Brown also identifies 'three areas where Hart's Catholic faith may intersect' with poetic and philosophical issues to which Brown draws attention.

Wet, Wicked and Wild : Manifestations of Heat in Kevin Nathanael O'Reilly , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Indian Review of World Literature in English , July vol. 6 no. 2 2010; (p. 1-9)
The Weight of Things : The Poetry of Kevin Hart Gary Catalano , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , September no. 104 1986; (p. 23-26)
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