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Issue Details: First known date: 1943... 1943 The Lonely Verge : Poems
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Notes

  • Dedication: For my friends Adrian Lawlor and Anthony John Briggs
  • Author's note: Certain of these Poems have appeared previously in the following Journals to whom due acknowledgements are made:
    Art in Australia
    Angry Penguins 2
    Angry Penguins 3
    Meanjin Papers
    Jindyworobak Anthology 1942
    Comment

Contents

* Contents derived from the Adelaide, South Australia,:The Warlock Press , 1943 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
No Levelled Malice, Alister Kershaw , single work essay
In this introduction to his selected work The Lonely Verge, Alister Kershaw states his view of poetry; 'Poetry is useless-"as useless as life itself-and as useful." That is its triumph.' (p. 2). Kershaw outlines his reasons for publishing in limited editions (the function of the poet, he writes, is not to 'seek the applause either of gutter-dwelling navvies or smart louts in a ball-room' (p. 2 )) and his poetic likes (Richard Aldington, Roy Campbell, D. H. Lawrence) and dislikes. Kershaw also discusses his poem Lands in Force and the other works published in The Lonely Verge.
(p. 1-8)
"The suns are hammered nightwards as they slumber," Lands in Force (Integration, Disintegration, Summation.)i"The suns are hammered nightwards as they sleep,", Alister Kershaw , single work poetry (p. 9-12)
Note: With first line: The suns are hammered nightwards as they slumber, and title: Lands in Force
Lament for Peter Warlock In Memory of Peter Warlocki"You of the waves", Alister Kershaw , single work poetry (p. 13)
Note: With title: Lament for Peter Warlock
Night Musici"You were, perhaps, crying out then,", Alister Kershaw , single work poetry (p. 14)
Du Cote de Chez Everymani"The hero wore his hat as men", Alister Kershaw , single work poetry (p. 15)
Note: Dedication: To Stewart Preston
Poemi"It could be only thus and thus", Alister Kershaw , single work poetry (p. 16)
Variation on a French Lyric of the 13th Centuryi"Smiling with skill, the unicorn has seen", Alister Kershaw , single work poetry (p. 17)
Note: Dedication: To Stewart Preston
The Chance by Gesturesi"No thunder seeks the panic in my skull;", Alister Kershaw , single work poetry (p. 18)
A Night Like Any Otheri"This, you may say, is a night like any other-", Alister Kershaw , single work poetry (p. 19)
Long Severancei"Look past the minutes' anger, the long cease", Alister Kershaw , single work poetry (p. 20)
Invocationi"See -- and all the anguish;", Alister Kershaw , single work poetry (p. 21)
Exorcismi"Swift of the rain's motion, breath of the sky;", Alister Kershaw , single work poetry (p. 22)
Romai"I think of you in the silence", Alister Kershaw , single work poetry (p. 23)
The Farewelli"What quiet triumph have you achieved", Alister Kershaw , single work poetry (p. 24)
In Memory of D.H. Lawrencei"When in that mute moment", Alister Kershaw , single work poetry (p. 25)
The Welcomei"They have come from great distances - my poems,", Alister Kershaw , single work poetry (p. 26)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Lonely Verge Muir Holburn , 1943 single work review
— Appears in: Comment , October no. 17 1943; (p. 2-4)

— Review of The Lonely Verge : Poems Alister Kershaw , 1943 selected work essay poetry
The Lonely Verge Muir Holburn , 1943 single work review
— Appears in: Comment , October no. 17 1943; (p. 2-4)

— Review of The Lonely Verge : Poems Alister Kershaw , 1943 selected work essay poetry
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