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  • Author:agent Bruce Beaver http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/beaver-bruce
Issue Details: First known date: 1969... 1969 Letters to Live Poets
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Letters to Live Poets (1969) is a series of confessional poems arranged as a livre compose. It is a major work of Australian poetry having had a profound influence since it was first published.

(Source: Sydney University Press)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:South Head Press , 1969 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Letters to Live Poets : Frank O'Harai"God knows what was done to you", Bruce Beaver , 1969 single work poetry war literature (p. 9-11)
Letters to Live Poets: IIi"I shop in the streets of my hometown with", Bruce Beaver , 1969 single work poetry (p. 11-13)
Letters to Live Poets : IIIi"In the morning by the back steps lizards", Bruce Beaver , 1969 single work poetry (p. 13-15)
Letters to Live Poets: IVi"Above the roof television aerials, certainly,", Bruce Beaver , 1969 single work poetry (p. 15-16)
Letters to Live Poets : Vi"Three images of dying stick in my mind like morbid transfers", Bruce Beaver , 1969 single work poetry Death (p. 17-18)
Letters to Live Poets : VIi"Pain, the problem of, not answered", Bruce Beaver , 1969 single work poetry (p. 18-19)
Letters to Live Poets : VIIi"Until last April we lived in the city,", Bruce Beaver , 1969 single work poetry (p. 19-22)
Letters to Live Poets: VIIIi"The first spring day of the year is always", Bruce Beaver , 1969 single work poetry (p. 22-23)
Letters to Live Poets: IXi"First the bees and now the birds", Bruce Beaver , 1969 single work poetry (p. 23-25)
Letters to Live Poets: Xi"The sou'wester whips the day awake", Bruce Beaver , 1968 single work poetry (p. 25-26)
Letters to Live Poets: XIi"The editor said "I don't like poets.", Bruce Beaver , 1969 single work poetry (p. 27-28)
Letters to Live Poets : XIIi"Three anti-depressants and one diuretic a day", Bruce Beaver , 1969 single work poetry (p. 29-30)
Letters to Live Poets: XIIIi"The paper seller's androgynous", Bruce Beaver , 1969 single work poetry (p. 30-31)
Letters to Live Poets: XIVi"This to myself : an audience", Bruce Beaver , 1969 single work poetry (p. 31-33)
Letters to Live Poets: XVi"Who could be strong and refrain from murder?", Bruce Beaver , 1969 single work poetry (p. 33-35)
Letters to Live Poets: XVIi"Our street is known as the street of widows.", Bruce Beaver , 1969 single work poetry (p. 35-37)
Letters to Live Poets: XVIIi"Again, all night it has rained", Bruce Beaver , 1969 single work poetry (p. 37-38)
Letters to Live Poets: XVIIIi"From school I remember John Little,", Bruce Beaver , 1969 single work poetry (p. 38-39)
Letters to Live Poets: XIXi"I welcome the anonymity of the middle years,", Bruce Beaver , 1969 single work poetry (p. 40-41)
Letters to Live Poets: XXi"Not always uphill, as in the Hiroshige", Bruce Beaver , 1969 single work poetry (p. 41-43)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Diminished but Never Dismissed : The Confessional Poetry of Sylvia Plath and Bruce Beaver Tegan Schetrumpf , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 29 no. 1 2015; (p. 117-127)
'Using The Collected Poems (1981), Schetrumpf investigates Sylvia Plath's use of lyric address and her confrontation with patriarchal oppression, post-Holocaust existence, depression, and suicide. She also examines two of the recurring symbols that lead to the primal core of her poetry. She then compare Plath's content and methods with Bruce Beaver's experiments with various forms of lyric address, confrontation with mental illness, politicized war, and postmodern violence, and experiences of aging and death in Letters to Live Poets (1969). Finally, she examines two of the encoded symbols of the many that litter Beaver's landscapes of Manly.' (Publication abstract)
Francis Webb and the 1960s Toby Davidson , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 27 no. 1 2013; (p. 19-24)
After seven years in England, Francis Webb (1925-1973) flew back to Australia in November 1960. While his English experience was a chequered one characterized by various experiences of institutionalization, his final four years in the Norfolk region permitted him some freedom of movement and creative inspiration through the area's medieval roots, which for the poet were also ancestral, his great-grandfather hailing from Yarmouth. Here, Davidson traces Webb's physical and poetic return to Australia through biographical sources, including newly published accounts by his friend Sr. Pauline Fitz-Walter and his direct influence on two Generation of 68 luminaries, Bruce Beaver (1928-2004) and Robert Adamson (1943-).' (Editor's abstract)
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 Politics of Influence: Bruce Beaver's Letters to Live Poets Robert Savage , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Colloquy : Text Theory Critique , April no. 6 2002;
Necessary Angels : The Poetry of Bruce Beaver Jeffrey Poacher , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Heat , no. 15 2000; (p. 290-295)
Poets Today Thomas Shapcott , 1970 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August vol. 9 no. 10 1970; (p. 277-279)

— Review of Australian Poetry Now 1970 anthology poetry ; Streets of the Long Voyage Michael Dransfield , 1970 selected work poetry ; Heaven, in a Way Rodney Hall , 1970 selected work poetry ; Bicycle and Other Poems David Malouf , 1970 selected work poetry ; Citizens of Mist Roger McDonald , 1968 selected work poetry ; Inwards to the Sun : Poems Thomas Shapcott , 1969 selected work poetry ; Letters to Live Poets Bruce Beaver , 1969 selected work poetry ; A Voyage of Lions and Other Poems Geoffrey Lehmann , 1968 selected work poetry ; The Weatherboard Cathedral Les Murray , 1969 selected work poetry ; Canticles on the Skin Robert Adamson , 1970 selected work poetry
New Australian Poetry Jim Tulip , 1970 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 30 no. 2 1970; (p. 148-160)

— Review of Bicycle and Other Poems David Malouf , 1970 selected work poetry ; Beyond the Subdivisions : Poems Bruce Dawe , 1969 selected work poetry ; The Stopped Landscape and Other Poems Alan Riddell , 1968 selected work poetry ; The Weatherboard Cathedral Les Murray , 1969 selected work poetry ; Letters to Live Poets Bruce Beaver , 1969 selected work poetry
Untitled Margaret Irvin , 1969 single work review
— Appears in: Twentieth Century , (1969-1970) vol. 24 no. 1969; (p. 373-375)

— Review of Letters to Live Poets Bruce Beaver , 1969 selected work poetry
An Impassioned Glimpse of the Poet's Soul R. Hall , 1970 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 28 March 1970; (p. 14)

— Review of Letters to Live Poets Bruce Beaver , 1969 selected work poetry
Untitled Carl Harrison-Ford , 1970 single work review
— Appears in: Poetry Magazine , October vol. 18 no. 5 1970; (p. 41-43)

— Review of Letters to Live Poets Bruce Beaver , 1969 selected work poetry
The Politics of Influence: Bruce Beaver's Letters to Live Poets Robert Savage , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Colloquy : Text Theory Critique , April no. 6 2002;
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)
Bruce Beaver: A Short Appreciation Mark Davies , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Northern Perspective , Wet Season vol. 13 no. 2 1990; (p. 35-37)
The Poetry of Bruce Beaver Beate Josephi , 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , September vol. 23 no. 9 1979; (p. 55-60)
Bruce Beaver : An Interview with Thomas Shapcott Thomas Shapcott (interviewer), 1976 single work interview biography
— Appears in: Quadrant , April vol. 20 no. 4 1976; (p. 43-49)
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