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Issue Details: First known date: 1982... 1982 The Polish Immigrant : Migrant Poems (1972-82)
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Notes

  • Dedication: For my mother and father
  • Epigraph: 'So their eyes would invest the most unpromising forms with hope: the long black centipedes of stationary trains, twisted girders, or just the vast spectacle of landscape as the light disentangled it from the mist.' Patrick White

Contents

* Contents derived from the Indooroopilly, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:Phoenix Publications , 1982 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
First Day at Schooli"There is something fairytale", Peter Skrzynecki , single work poetry (p. 1-2)
Arrival from Austria : Italy, 1949i"All morning we walked", Peter Skrzynecki , single work poetry (p. 3)
Embarking at Naples, 1949i"The rain had eased", Peter Skrzynecki , single work poetry (p. 4)
Crossing the Red Seai"Many slept on deck", Peter Skrzynecki , single work poetry (p. 5-7)
Sailing to Australia : 1949i"Tired, embittered,", Peter Skrzynecki , single work poetry (p. 8-10)
Migrant Hostel : Parkes, 1949-51i"No one kept count", Peter Skrzynecki , single work poetry (p. 11)
Immigrants at Central Station, 1951i"It was sad to hear", Peter Skrzynecki , single work poetry (p. 12)
10 Mary Streeti"For nineteen years", Peter Skrzynecki , single work poetry (p. 13-14)
Flower Gardeni"My parents' garden", Peter Skrzynecki , single work poetry (p. 15-16)
Feliks Skrzyneckii"My gentle father", Peter Skrzynecki , single work poetry (p. 17-18)
Kornelia Woloszczuki"Her face", Peter Skrzynecki , single work poetry (p. 19-20)
St Patrick's Collegei"Impressed by the uniforms", Peter Skrzynecki , single work poetry (p. 21-22)
Confessioni"'Bless me, Father,", Peter Skrzynecki , single work poetry (p. 23-24)
The Hired Lady's Soni"His mother's eyes", Peter Skrzynecki , single work poetry (p. 25)
Elegy for Don McLaughlini"An only child also", Peter Skrzynecki , single work poetry (p. 26-27)
To This Dayi"My father came in much later, carrying some", Peter Skrzynecki , single work poetry (p. 28)
Passing Through Rookwood Cemetery Shortcut Through Rookwood Cemeteryi"The Jewish headstones on the hill", Peter Skrzynecki , single work poetry (p. 29)
Stan Kostkai"In his last years", Peter Skrzynecki , single work poetry (p. 30)
Post Cardi"A post card sent by a friend", Peter Skrzynecki , single work poetry (p. 31-32)
Blood Transfusioni"My parents stand", Peter Skrzynecki , single work poetry (p. 33-34)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Zestful Shapcott Gary Catalano , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 4 February 1984; (p. 17)

— Review of Welcome! Thomas Shapcott , 1983 selected work poetry ; Light Pressure John Foulcher , 1983 selected work poetry ; The Polish Immigrant : Migrant Poems (1972-82) Peter Skrzynecki , 1982 selected work poetry
Zestful Shapcott Gary Catalano , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 4 February 1984; (p. 17)

— Review of Welcome! Thomas Shapcott , 1983 selected work poetry ; Light Pressure John Foulcher , 1983 selected work poetry ; The Polish Immigrant : Migrant Poems (1972-82) Peter Skrzynecki , 1982 selected work poetry
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