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y separately published work icon Dispossessed single work   poetry   ""Let's have a bit of light round here," said Len."
  • Author:agent Philip Hodgins http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/hodgins-philip
Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 Dispossessed
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'It is 1988, the year of celebrations. But not everyone feels invited. During the last weeks before eviction from their land, a farming family is dispossessed more than once. Against the myth of idyllic rural life, Dispossessed gives another vision. Here is a stark account of this family losing their identity, as well as the more familiar images from the bush: the birth and death of animals, the rhythms of working the land, and the excesses of nature. In this vivid novella, written in blank verse, Philip Hodgins finds powerful metaphors for Australia's recent past.' (Publication summary)
 

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    y separately published work icon Selected Poems Philip Hodgins , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1997 Z338014 1997 selected work poetry Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1997 pg. 199-275

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Works about this Work

Plainspoken Virtuosity : The Poetry of Philip Hodgins Aidan Coleman , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 18 August 2020;

'His “poems are as urgent and accessible as headlines, though infinitely more beautiful”, the broadcaster Phillip Adams wrote of the Australian poet Philip Hodgins.' (Introduction)

Plainspoken Virtuosity : The Poetry of Philip Hodgins Aidan Coleman , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 18 August 2020;

'His “poems are as urgent and accessible as headlines, though infinitely more beautiful”, the broadcaster Phillip Adams wrote of the Australian poet Philip Hodgins.' (Introduction)

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