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Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 The Harbour
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'From haiku to elegy, these poems move from the Greek Islands to suburban Australia and on to the timeless plains of the imagination. When the brilliant and haunting sequence poem Six Improvisations on the River was first published in England in 1995, it was described as 'weaving into the fabric of history a place for the artist as visionary.'' (Publication summary)

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:University of Queensland Press , 1998 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Harbouri"I arrived late one summer evening.", Dimitris Tsaloumas , single work poetry (p. 13-14)
A Summer Housei"Between the stone-pine and the cypress", Dimitris Tsaloumas , single work poetry
The Second Journeyi"This then the rumoured region", Dimitris Tsaloumas , single work poetry
Daughter of Kálymnosi"There, by the leafy window, the night", Dimitris Tsaloumas , single work poetry
Viaticumi"Wearied with a greyness of years,", Dimitris Tsaloumas , single work poetry
Aubade for the Lady of Shipsi"On bastions torn off ragged night", Dimitris Tsaloumas , single work poetry
Offeringi"I have sqandered my words", Dimitris Tsaloumas , single work poetry
The Nightingalei"Last night in our square of rubble,", Dimitris Tsaloumas , single work poetry
The Rideri"Send the snake away, hold back", Dimitris Tsaloumas , single work poetry
In the Mirror of Candlesi"In the mirror of candles and shadows", Dimitris Tsaloumas , single work poetry
Towards a Metamorphosisi"As I come out of the burned woods", Dimitris Tsaloumas , single work poetry
The Shrinei"Sometimes, before dark", Dimitris Tsaloumas , single work poetry
Towards the New Millenniumi"Like a prosperous unknown land", Dimitris Tsaloumas , single work poetry
Balladi"What's the bird humming in the treeless land?", Dimitris Tsaloumas , single work poetry
Sonneti"I'd been looking for her vaguely", Dimitris Tsaloumas , single work poetry
The Retreati"He left early last night,", Dimitris Tsaloumas , single work poetry
A Song of Praisei"Faint lightning pulse", Dimitris Tsaloumas , single work poetry
The Gardeni"The garden is minimal: potted geraniums", Dimitris Tsaloumas , single work poetry
Some Observations in the Haiku Manneri"Axe driving wedge through", Dimitris Tsaloumas , sequence poetry
The Quest : A Romantic Talei"They'd been on the road a long time", Dimitris Tsaloumas , single work poetry

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

A Lens on Leros : The Poet as Iconographer Jena Woodhouse , 2019 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 19 no. 1 2019;

'The focus of this essay is on the presence and significance of Leros in the poetry of Dimitris Tsaloumas. Of particular interest is the quality and agency of light; and the inclusion of Greek Orthodox references and imagery in many of his poems. These corporeal and incorporeal aspects of that island are those which Tsaloumas internalised as integral elements of his identity long before he embarked on what was to be a protracted period of voluntary exile. During his years in Australia, which contributed new input to enrich and expand his personal and poetic consciousness, Tsaloumas never lost sight of his original reference points: the natural and cultural context of Leros, and the spiritual precepts with which he was imbued by the Greek Orthodox Church.' (Publication abstract)

A Diasporic Journey: Greek-Australian Poetry in Bilingual and English Publications Helen Nickas , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 February no. 41 2013;
This article 'is an attempt to give an expository overview of some of the major Greek-Australian poets of the first generation who arrived in Australia in the fifties and the early sixties. They are: Dimitris Tsaloumas (from the island of Leros, arrived in 1952 and settled in Melbourne); Vasso Kalamaras (from Athens, arrived in 1951 and settled in outback Western Australia before moving to Perth in 1960); Yota Krili (from the Peloponnese, arrived in 1959 and settled in Sydney); Dina Amanatides (also from the Peloponnese, arrived in 1958 and settled in Melbourne); and finally, Antigone Kefala (a Greek from Romania who went first to New Zealand in 1951 and finally settled in Sydney in 1960).'
Mixed Farewells and Arrivals Jacques Khalip , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 15 no. 1 2001; (p. 54-55)

— Review of The Harbour Dimitris Tsaloumas , 1998 selected work poetry
Untitled Philip Mead , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 66 2000; (p. 227-229)

— Review of The Harbour Dimitris Tsaloumas , 1998 selected work poetry
Untitled Simon Patton , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: World Literature Today , Summer vol. 73 no. 3 1999; (p. 595-596)

— Review of The Harbour Dimitris Tsaloumas , 1998 selected work poetry
Poetic Antipodean Voices John Knight , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , January vol. 18 no. 1 1999; (p. 81-84)

— Review of Hemingway in Spain and Selected Poems : Words and Images David P. Reiter , 1997 selected work poetry ; The Harbour Dimitris Tsaloumas , 1998 selected work poetry ; Mobius Christopher Kelen , 1998 single work poetry ; Outside Temple Boundaries Jane Williams , 1998 selected work poetry ; Frankston 281 1998 sequence poetry ; Wing Corrections Judy Johnson , 1998 selected work poetry ; The Body's Navigation Jane Gibian , 1998 selected work poetry ; Memory Shell Lucy Dougan , 1998 selected work poetry ; Steel Bone Notes Ric Adamson , 1998 selected work poetry ; Shadow-Patches : Haibun Janice M. Bostok , Bernard Gadd , Catherine Mair , 1998 anthology poetry ; Accidental Grace Judith Beveridge , 1996 selected work poetry ; House of Voices T. M. Collins , 1998 selected work poetry ; A Splash of Sunlight Janice M. Bostok , 1998 selected work poetry ; Bermuda and the Other Islands Juliana Burgesen-Bednareck , 1998 selected work poetry ; Small Packages no. 3 1998 periodical issue
Routines & Revelations: New Poetry Kerry Leves , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 157 1999; (p. 109-111)

— Review of Dear B Jennifer Harrison , 1998 selected work poetry ; The Harbour Dimitris Tsaloumas , 1998 selected work poetry ; Waterline Rory Harris , 1999 selected work poetry ; Beating Time in a Gothic Space : Friendly Street Poets 23Beating Time In a Gothic Space 1999 anthology poetry ; Everything Holy M. T. C. Cronin , 1998 selected work poetry ; Infinite City : 100 Sonnetinas Alex Skovron , 1999 selected work poetry ; Aerial Photography Joanne Burns , 1999 selected work poetry ; Landbridge : Contemporary Australian Poetry 1999 anthology poetry ; Black Water : Approaching Zukofsky Robert Adamson , 1999 selected work poetry
Words that Can Tolerate Silence Martin Duwell , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 February 1999; (p. 14)

— Review of Jigsaw : Poems and Prose Poems Gary Catalano , 1998 selected work poetry ; The Harbour Dimitris Tsaloumas , 1998 selected work poetry
Untitled Jeffrey Poacher , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 19 March no. 5007 1999; (p. 33)

— Review of The Harbour Dimitris Tsaloumas , 1998 selected work poetry
Mental Voyaging Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 211 1999; (p. 37-38)

— Review of The Harbour Dimitris Tsaloumas , 1998 selected work poetry
A Diasporic Journey: Greek-Australian Poetry in Bilingual and English Publications Helen Nickas , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 February no. 41 2013;
This article 'is an attempt to give an expository overview of some of the major Greek-Australian poets of the first generation who arrived in Australia in the fifties and the early sixties. They are: Dimitris Tsaloumas (from the island of Leros, arrived in 1952 and settled in Melbourne); Vasso Kalamaras (from Athens, arrived in 1951 and settled in outback Western Australia before moving to Perth in 1960); Yota Krili (from the Peloponnese, arrived in 1959 and settled in Sydney); Dina Amanatides (also from the Peloponnese, arrived in 1958 and settled in Melbourne); and finally, Antigone Kefala (a Greek from Romania who went first to New Zealand in 1951 and finally settled in Sydney in 1960).'
A Lens on Leros : The Poet as Iconographer Jena Woodhouse , 2019 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 19 no. 1 2019;

'The focus of this essay is on the presence and significance of Leros in the poetry of Dimitris Tsaloumas. Of particular interest is the quality and agency of light; and the inclusion of Greek Orthodox references and imagery in many of his poems. These corporeal and incorporeal aspects of that island are those which Tsaloumas internalised as integral elements of his identity long before he embarked on what was to be a protracted period of voluntary exile. During his years in Australia, which contributed new input to enrich and expand his personal and poetic consciousness, Tsaloumas never lost sight of his original reference points: the natural and cultural context of Leros, and the spiritual precepts with which he was imbued by the Greek Orthodox Church.' (Publication abstract)

Last amended 23 Jan 2015 12:15:58
Subjects:
  • Leros, Greek islands,
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    Greece,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
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