AustLit logo
Minstrel single work   poetry   "The road unravels as I go,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1970... 1970 Minstrel
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Streets of the Long Voyage Michael Dransfield , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1970 Z446400 1970 selected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1970 pg. 63
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Australian Poetry Now Thomas Shapcott (editor), South Melbourne : Sun Books , 1970 Z53916 1970 anthology poetry South Melbourne : Sun Books , 1970 pg. 206-207
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Australian Poems in Perspective : A Collection of Poems and Critical Commentaries P. K. Elkin (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1978 Z365352 1978 anthology poetry criticism biography St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1978 pg. 216
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Wild Girl in the Heart Robyn Archer , Paddington : Larrikin Records , 1978 Z840520 1978 single work lyric/song Paddington : Larrikin Records , 1978
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The New Australian Poetry John Tranter (editor), St Lucia : Makar Press , 1979 Z143928 1979 anthology poetry biography St Lucia : Makar Press , 1979 pg. 63
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Effects of Light : The Poetry of Tasmania Vivian Smith (editor), Margaret Scott (editor), Sandy Bay : Twelvetrees Publishing , 1985 Z171137 1985 anthology poetry Sandy Bay : Twelvetrees Publishing , 1985 pg. 134
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Michael Dransfield : Collected Poems Michael Dransfield , Rodney Hall (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1987 Z368455 1987 selected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1987 pg. 42-43
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry John Tranter (editor), Philip Mead (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 Z151302 1991 anthology poetry Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 pg. 355
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Oxford Book of Modern Australian Verse Peter Porter (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 Z397894 1996 anthology poetry extract South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 pg. 198-199
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Michael Dransfield : A Retrospective Michael Dransfield , John Kinsella (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2002 Z965225 2002 selected work poetry

    'This is the first publication of Michael Dransfield selected poems, gathered from every book in his relatively considerable output. They were chosen by poet and critic John Kinsella, whose lively Introduction positions this indelible Australian poet at an international level.

    'Always controversial, poet Michael Dransfield's life story has tended to obscure his talent and achievement. Tales of drugs, sexual ambiguity and mythical and ancestral kingdoms have become iconic in the story of Michael Dransfield. However, he was much more. Visionary, poet-ecologist, minstrel, a writer of remarkable dexterity and versatility, he published four collections in three years and another three appeared after his death at 24. While never simply a young poet of his age - the late 60s and early 70s - he was connected to the popular culture of his time and place. He intended to change the world, and believed in the power of his own voice. Linguistically innovative and ahead of his time in so many ways, he also looked back. He was undoubtedly one of the great poets writing in English in his era, whose resonances are increasingly pertinent. Dransfield links the innovations of late twentieth-century Australian poetry with that revolutionary implosion of Ern Malley.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2002
    pg. 19
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon River of Verse : A Tasmanian Journey 1800-2004 Helen Gee (editor), Buckland : Back River Press , 2004 Z1174411 2004 anthology poetry lyric/song extract Buckland : Back River Press , 2004 pg. 85
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon I Sleep in Haysheds and Corners Ben Walter (editor), Kelly Eijdenberg (editor), Hobart : Inscrutable Press , 2011 Z1809390 2011 anthology short story 'In haysheds and corners, we find all sorts of people and their lives. Where have they come from and where are they going? In this diverse anthology, emerging writers have collaborated with Tasmanian crafters to form a very unusual picture book.' (From publisher's website.)
    Hobart : Inscrutable Press , 2011
    Note: Inside front cover.
Last amended 27 Mar 2012 10:05:08
Settings:
  • Tasmania,
  • Mount Ossa, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Northwest Tasmania, Tasmania,
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X