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  • Author:agent Bruce Beaver http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/beaver-bruce
Issue Details: First known date: 1979... 1979 As It Was...
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Notes

  • Autobiography in poetry form.
  • Also published in sound recording format.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:University of Queensland Press , 1979 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The First Paradoxical Memoryi"Your earliest memory may be of something", Bruce Beaver , 1979 single work poetry (p. 3-10)
The Dilemmai"Not being able to exact revenge is painfully frustrating to Christian", Bruce Beaver , 1979 single work poetry biography (p. 11-16)
The Happiest Days Etc., Bruce Beaver , 1979 single work biography (p. 17-21)
Raisons d'Etre, Bruce Beaver , 1979 single work prose biography (p. 23-26)
The Event, Bruce Beaver , 1979 single work prose biography (p. 27-29)
The First Death, Bruce Beaver , 1979 single work prose biography (p. 30-33)
Flying, Bruce Beaver , 1979 single work prose biography (p. 35-38)
Anodynes, Bruce Beaver , 1979 single work prose biography (p. 39-42)
Dying, Bruce Beaver , 1979 single work biography (p. 43-46)
Crises, Bruce Beaver , 1979 single work prose (p. 47-50)
Breakthroughsi"My grandmother died when I was nineteen and ready", Bruce Beaver , 1979 single work poetry biography (p. 51-55)
The Poemsi"The poems come", Bruce Beaver , 1979 single work poetry biography (p. 59-66)
Pea Pickingi"To realise the futility of pea-picking", Bruce Beaver , 1979 single work poetry (p. 69-72)
Hunting Birdsi"At first there was merely the picking off of the smallest birds", Bruce Beaver , 1979 single work poetry biography (p. 73-75)
Silo Treadingi"At silo filling time the air was similarly wet", Bruce Beaver , 1979 single work poetry (p. 77-79)
Herding Cowsi"At gut-rumbling five a.m. summer or winter", Bruce Beaver , 1979 single work poetry (p. 81-84)
Country Dancesi"At country dances then the dead moved and jigged", Bruce Beaver , 1976 single work poetry (p. 85-87)
Ploughing and Swearingi"This was the first farmland and house that I ever knew. It was my uncle's", Bruce Beaver , 1979 single work poetry biography (p. 89-92)
Birds and Beastsi"At my first farm up from the river flat", Bruce Beaver , 1979 single work poetry (p. 93-97)
The Troubled Ascenti"Climbing alone the hill near the farm to get away from it all:", Bruce Beaver , 1979 single work poetry (p. 98-100)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Bruce Beaver, Totemic Space and Poetry's 'You' : The Three 'Rilke' Letters Natalie Owen-Jones , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 69 no. 3 2010; (p. 178-198)
'Bruce Beaver was a generous voice in Australian poetry. His poems continue to speak of that singular dedication to the process of creation that characterised his life. The making impulse touched it on all sides, reaching outwards at the same time as it drew others close: his relationships, either creative or personal or both frequently find a way into his poems.' (p. 178)
The Sniff of the Real Michael Hulse , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: PN Review , [51] vol. 13 no. 1 1986; (p. 72)

— Review of As It Was... Bruce Beaver , 1979 selected work autobiography ; Left at the Post Evan Jones , 1984 selected work poetry ; Holiday Sea Sonnets John Blight , 1985 selected work poetry
Playing with the Gamet of Emotions Judith Rodriguez , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 March 1984; (p. 40)

— Review of As It Was... Bruce Beaver , 1979 selected work autobiography
Myself and Everything Graham Rowlands , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , September no. 96 1984; (p. 68-69)

— Review of As It Was... Bruce Beaver , 1979 selected work autobiography ; The Pausing of the Hours Alan Gould , 1984 selected work poetry
Discontinuous Autobiography : Some Work of Alan Marshall and Bruce Beaver John McLaren , 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Autobiographical and Biographical Writing in the Commonwealth 1984; (p. 147-151)
Recent Poetry Dennis Haskell , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , June vol. 40 no. 2 1980; (p. 226-240)

— Review of Grass Script Robert Gray , 1979 selected work poetry ; Where I Come From Robert Adamson , 1979 selected work poetry ; My Mother and the Trees Christine Churches , 1977 selected work poetry ; Hard is the Convict Road Max Williams , 1977 selected work poetry ; Menzies at Evening John Griffin , 1977 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems Bruce Beaver , 1979 selected work poetry ; As It Was... Bruce Beaver , 1979 selected work autobiography ; Poets of the Month : Series 3 1977 series - publisher single work
Untitled S. Morrell , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: 24 Hours , vol. 4 no. 9 1977; (p. 67)

— Review of As It Was... Bruce Beaver , 1979 selected work autobiography
Untitled Veronica Brady , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 13 1979; (p. 5-7)

— Review of As It Was... Bruce Beaver , 1979 selected work autobiography ; Selected Poems Bruce Beaver , 1979 selected work poetry
Still Searching for the Heavy Bones Robert Macklin , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 19 June vol. 100 no. 5165 1979; (p. 81-82) The Bulletin , 26 June vol. 100 no. 5166 1979; (p. 68)

— Review of As It Was... Bruce Beaver , 1979 selected work autobiography
Untitled Geoff Page , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: The National Times , 20 October 1979; (p. 34)

— Review of As It Was... Bruce Beaver , 1979 selected work autobiography
Bruce Beaver, Totemic Space and Poetry's 'You' : The Three 'Rilke' Letters Natalie Owen-Jones , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 69 no. 3 2010; (p. 178-198)
'Bruce Beaver was a generous voice in Australian poetry. His poems continue to speak of that singular dedication to the process of creation that characterised his life. The making impulse touched it on all sides, reaching outwards at the same time as it drew others close: his relationships, either creative or personal or both frequently find a way into his poems.' (p. 178)
Discontinuous Autobiography : Some Work of Alan Marshall and Bruce Beaver John McLaren , 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Autobiographical and Biographical Writing in the Commonwealth 1984; (p. 147-151)
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