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Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 The Habit of Balance
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Notes

  • Dedication: For Jane

Contents

* Contents derived from the Wollongong, Wollongong area, Illawarra, South Coast, New South Wales,:Five Islands Press , 1988 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Wombati"Shivering with the fear and need of love", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 7)
Cardigani"Cardigan,", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 8)
Junglei"There's always shouting, slamming doors,", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 9)
Midwinter Crossingi"Cresting the last ridge of the range", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 10)
The Cactus Peoplei"I ache because I am", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 11)
Night Out with Cattlei"Driving back over the black paddocks", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 12)
The Riveri"the statue of his lover stands in the river", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 13-14)
St Pauli"Marion on Sunday goes to church", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 15)
Suburban Aubadei"Late in the night and early in the morning", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 16)
Night of the Bonfirei"When I was twelve, and in my last religious phase", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 17)
The Stonei"Condemned by silence to his annual death", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 18)
And Something Elsei"And something else again", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 19)
Ipecinei"I dreamed the word", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 20)
On Windang Bridgei"He watches from the corner of his eye", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 22)
Fleur de Lisi"She adored her father; but when", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 23)
Vinespacei"If you take a tree and sketch it", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 24-25)
Verbsi"A city is a verb, as a cloud is", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 26)
Judithi"She can't avoid the vacuum", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 27)
Towards the Endi"Towards the end he", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 28-29)
Growing Painsi"His", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 30)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Praise for Poetry Highly Deserved Geoff Page , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 May 1989; (p. B4)

— Review of Blowing Bubbles in the 7th Lane : Small Stories Joanne Burns , 1988 selected work poetry short story ; The Habit of Balance Ron Pretty , 1988 selected work poetry
After Poetry (2) : Measure for Measure Graham Rowlands , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , August no. 115 1989; (p. 68-72)
Untitled Rod Moran , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , November vol. 3 no. 11 1988; (p. 15)

— Review of Waking and Always : Poems Andrew Lansdown , 1987 selected work poetry ; The Habit of Balance Ron Pretty , 1988 selected work poetry ; Redshift / Blueshift Chris Mansell , 1988 selected work poetry ; Airborne Dogs and Other Collaborations John Jenkins , Ken Bolton , 1988 selected work poetry
Books Frank McMahon , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Muse , November vol. 74 no. 1988; (p. 21)

— Review of The Habit of Balance Ron Pretty , 1988 selected work poetry
Untitled Rod Moran , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , November vol. 3 no. 11 1988; (p. 15)

— Review of Waking and Always : Poems Andrew Lansdown , 1987 selected work poetry ; The Habit of Balance Ron Pretty , 1988 selected work poetry ; Redshift / Blueshift Chris Mansell , 1988 selected work poetry ; Airborne Dogs and Other Collaborations John Jenkins , Ken Bolton , 1988 selected work poetry
Praise for Poetry Highly Deserved Geoff Page , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 May 1989; (p. B4)

— Review of Blowing Bubbles in the 7th Lane : Small Stories Joanne Burns , 1988 selected work poetry short story ; The Habit of Balance Ron Pretty , 1988 selected work poetry
Books Frank McMahon , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Muse , November vol. 74 no. 1988; (p. 21)

— Review of The Habit of Balance Ron Pretty , 1988 selected work poetry
After Poetry (2) : Measure for Measure Graham Rowlands , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , August no. 115 1989; (p. 68-72)
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