AustLit logo
To the Mother Tongue single work   poetry   "English, you seedy"
Alternative title: To Poetry
  • Author:agent Peter Goldsworthy http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/goldsworthy-peter
Issue Details: First known date: 1987... 1987 To the Mother Tongue
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Adelaide Review no. 43 October 1987 Z1144605 1987 periodical issue 1987 pg. 15
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Poetry Australia no. 113 Peter Goldsworthy , Crows Nest : ABC Books , 1988 Z374200 1988 periodical issue poetry This Goes with This Crows Nest : ABC Books , 1988 pg. vii-viii
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Friendly Street Poetry Reader no.12 Jeff Guess (editor), Donna McSkimming (editor), Unley : Friendly Street Poets , 1988 Z130115 1988 anthology poetry Unley : Friendly Street Poets , 1988 pg. 33
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon This Goes With That : Selected Poems 1970-1990 Peter Goldsworthy , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991 Z188974 1991 selected work poetry North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991 pg. 35-36
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Australian Poetry Since 1788 Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1803846 2011 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major poets, and lesser-known but equally affecting ones, and all manifestations of Australian poetry since 1788, from concrete poems to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the humorous to the confessional, and from formal to free verse. Translations of some striking Aboriginal song poems are one of the high points. Containing over 1000 poems from 170 Australian poets, as well as short critical biographies, this careful reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this a superb book that can be read and enjoyed over a lifetime.' (From the publisher's website.) Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 pg. 911
    Note: With title: To Poetry
Alternative title: To Poetry
First line of verse: "Poetry, you seedy"
Notes:
Some textual variations appear in this expression of the poem
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon New Selected Poems Peter Goldsworthy , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 2001 Z826375 2001 selected work poetry Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 2001 pg. [vi]
Last amended 6 Jul 2013 10:12:33
X