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Issue Details: First known date: 1972... 1972 Poem for a Parting
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  • Dedication : for A.S.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Tides Flow : Poems Marjorie Pizer , Cremorne : Marjorie Pizer , 1972 Z58930 1972 selected work poetry Cremorne : Marjorie Pizer , 1972 pg. 11
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    y separately published work icon Mother I'm Rooted : An Anthology of Australian Women Poets Kate Jennings (editor), Fitzroy : Outback Press , 1975 Z211514 1975 anthology poetry

    'Sheila Rowbotham has written that the political expression of personal experience lies within the domain of novels and poetry. Seldom has this principle been made more apparent than in the anthology Mother, I’m Rooted. It becomes more and more clear with each one of the [152] poets and 542 pages of the book that this is the unambiguous expression of a social consciousness which cannot be glossed over or dismissed as belonging to a “radical” fringe. For these poets speak from all corners of the female social situation in Australia, and cover the whole spectrum of political consciousness … the anthology includes the whole gamut of women’s experience, married, single, lesbian, heterosexual, mothers, workers housewives. Poets, they speak out in tones of despair, anger, melancholy, loneliness, solidarity, sardonic bitterness, humour, hope and hopelessness. This very diversity and wholesale inclusiveness gives Mother, I’m Rooted, a strength and a unity. A strength from the rawness of the poetry, uncompromised and undiluted by the male publishing regime; and a unity from the common experience of being woman' (87).

    Source: Howarth, Peter. 'Out of Nightmares into the Sun' Hecate 1.2 (1975): 87. (Note: Howarth's review gives the number of poets in the collection as 155; the correct number is 152.)

    Fitzroy : Outback Press , 1975
    pg. 428
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Womanspeak vol. 1 no. 2 1975 Z1123677 1975 periodical issue 1975 pg. 11
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon To You, the Living : Poems of Bereavement and Loss Marjorie Pizer , Leura : Second Back Row Press , 1981 Z309205 1981 selected work poetry Leura : Second Back Row Press , 1981 pg. 38
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Selected Poems : 1963-1983 Marjorie Pizer , Sydney : Pinchgut Press , 1984 Z392093 1984 selected work poetry Sydney : Pinchgut Press , 1984 pg. 74
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon To You, the Living : Poems of Bereavement and Loss Marjorie Pizer , Leura : Second Back Row Press , 1981 Z309205 1981 selected work poetry Pymble : Angus and Robertson Collins , 1992 pg. 31
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