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Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 Voices from the Heart : Contemporary Aboriginal Poetry from Central Australia
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'In Voices from the Heart, nationally acclaimed playwright Roger Bennett has gathered together the work of Aboriginal poets of the Centre. The poems reflect the diversity of the writers: some experienced poets and some never before published. Their voices speak of the good and bad that has influenced their lives; mother and daughter love; what it means to be Aboriginal; and love of the country - an enduring impression of the spirit of Aboriginal people in Central Australia.' Source: Publisher's note (Sighted 29/10/2009)

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Contents

* Contents derived from the Alice Springs, Southern Northern Territory, Northern Territory,:IAD Press , 1995 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Crossroadi"Standing at the intersection of life", Gloria Baliva , single work poetry (p. 9-10)
Guilty By Naturei"You are a beautiful woman", Merrill Bray , single work poetry (p. 11)
Footprints in the Sandi"My people came from far and wide", Edie Larkin Burk , single work poetry (p. 12-13)
Proud Colouredi"I have no problem with who I am", Michelle Carr , single work poetry (p. 14)
Sunburnt Mani"Dat red man, he bin come", Michelle Carr , single work poetry (p. 15)
Across the Country I Goi"The rain started my growth", Michelle Carr , single work poetry (p. 16)
Lovei"Life was hard on this old lady", Michelle Carr , single work poetry (p. 17)
The Centre My Homelandi"If you look you cannot help but see", Vera M. Dean , single work poetry (p. 18-19)
Melbourne Towni"Their gracefulness and beauty", Vera M. Dean , single work poetry (p. 20)
Alonei"He sits alone", Josie Douglas , single work poetry (p. 21)
Who's Your People?i"Of a mother he never knew", Josie Douglas , single work poetry (p. 22)
The Odd Dark Dayi"The streets flow to a gap in the ranges", Gavin Gleeson , single work poetry (p. 23)
Charliei"Words of Wisdom", Gavin Gleeson , single work poetry (p. 24)
Harbour Rati"Down where the wharf rats play", Gavin Gleeson , single work poetry (p. 25)
Without No Starsi"Can't see the stars from my place", Gavin Gleeson , single work poetry (p. 26)
There or Noti"You are only as real as I choose you to be", Trevor Jakamarra Goddard , single work poetry (p. 27)
Don't Forget Tomorrowi"In the ancient gum sits the wise old kookaburra", Terrance Grieves , single work poetry (p. 28)
I Miss My People That I Left Behindi"I left my country not long ago", Michael Fitz Jagamarra , single work poetry (p. 29)
Culture Expressi"My people walked this lannd for 40,000 years", Michael Fitz Jagamarra , single work poetry (p. 30)
My Mother Told Me A Storyi"Many years ago my mother told me a story", Michael Fitz Jagamarra , single work poetry (p. 31)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: English
    • Alice Springs, Southern Northern Territory, Northern Territory,: IAD Press , 1995 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 70p.
      Note/s:
      • Preface by Roger Bennett, Alice Springs, August 1995.
      ISBN: 0949659886, 9780949659880

Works about this Work

BlackWords : Indigenous Stories Told Collectively Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 5)

In this essay Heiss discusses and explains the important role of anthologies in the creation of communities of writers and in acknowledging, consolidating and launching writing careers.

Untitled Roberta Sykes , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Ulitarra , no. 9 1996; (p. 134-136)

— Review of The Callused Stick of Wanting Romaine Moreton , 1995 selected work poetry ; Voices from the Heart : Contemporary Aboriginal Poetry from Central Australia 1995 anthology poetry
Untitled Roberta Sykes , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Ulitarra , no. 9 1996; (p. 134-136)

— Review of The Callused Stick of Wanting Romaine Moreton , 1995 selected work poetry ; Voices from the Heart : Contemporary Aboriginal Poetry from Central Australia 1995 anthology poetry
BlackWords : Indigenous Stories Told Collectively Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 5)

In this essay Heiss discusses and explains the important role of anthologies in the creation of communities of writers and in acknowledging, consolidating and launching writing careers.

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