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Issue Details: First known date: 1943... 1943 The Poets' Harvest (The Poets' Way, Stage III) : With Additional Australian Poems
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  • Contents indexed selectively.
  • Originally published under the title The Poets' Way, Stage III in April 1937 and reprinted March 1939. New edition November 1939 reprinted January 1941. Australian edition 1943, reprinted March 1945.
  • 'Note on Additional Australian Poems' (p.8): The poems by Australian writers which have been added to the Australian edition of The Poets' Harvest were chosen in consultation with a number of people in Australia who wished to have made available for reading, along with the English poets' 'harvest of that quiet eye', some poetry representative of present day poets of their own country; in particular of Australian writing of a newer age than that of Lawson and Banjo Paterson. For this reason the poets here represented have all, in some fashion, a claim to belong to the modern poetic tradition, but the section should not, of course, be regarded as being representative of Australian contemporary verse as a whole and the poems should be read with reference to the general sections of the anthology and not as parts of a section complete in itself...The growing interest in Australian tradition as a basis for literary expression is exemplified by the beautiful aboriginal poetry of James Devaney, by Rex Ingamells, Flexmore Hudson and Russel Ward, yet celtic inspiration is apparent in Devaney's work and the themes and styles of Hugh Mccrae, Shaw Neilson, L. H. Allen and the much younger McKellar and others of his generation, if partly inspired by classical tradition are no less truly Australian in spirit, while in Brian Vrepont's 'Grape Harvest' we see some synthesis of the two methods of expression.' E. W. Parker.


* Contents derived from the London,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Longmans, Green , 1943 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Dirrawan, the Song-Makeri"Dirrawan went into the bush to spear waat,", James Devaney , single work poetry (p. 16)
Dirrawan, the Song-Makeri"Dirrawan went into the bush to spear waat,", James Devaney , single work poetry (p. 187)
Dirrawan's Death Song for Bamba Aboriginal Death Song Bambai"A! Where this night fares Bamba, Bamba the boy-hearted?", James Devaney , single work poetry (p. 187-189)
Note: With variant title 'Dirrawan's Death Song for Bamba'
The Song of Wawinai"I did not cry at all", James Devaney , single work poetry (p. 189-190)
Native Companions Dancingi"On the blue plains in wintry days", John Shaw Neilson , single work poetry (p. 190)
The Cowi"This is a rune I ravelled in the still,", Bernard O'Dowd , single work poetry satire (p. 191)
Laughing-Jacksi"The laughing-jacks lurked on both banks to chide", Rex Ingamells , single work poetry (p. 191-192)
The Kangarooi"The great red kangaroos bounce in the air", Russel Ward , single work poetry (p. 192)
Kookaburrai"Ants in the red earth,", David Campbell , single work poetry (p. 193)
Harry Pearcei"I sat beside the red stock route", David Campbell , single work poetry (p. 193-194)
The Old Telegraph Station, Strangwaysi"It is the most unhappy place these eyes", Rex Ingamells , single work poetry (p. 194)
Droughti"Midsummer noon; and the timbered walls", Flexmore Hudson , single work poetry (p. 195-196)
Transcontinentali"This is the treeless land,", Enid Moodie Heddle , single work poetry (p. 196-197)
The Reaperi"Under the dying sun", L. H. Allen , single work poetry (p. 197-198)
One Summer Day Pruning Flowering Gumsi"One summer day, along the street,", Lesbia Harford , single work poetry (p. 198-199)
Whale Lookouti"The winds from the Barrier sweep and scar", Neil Smith , single work poetry (p. 200)
Shipsi"Rain-soaked", Ian Tilbrook , single work poetry (p. 200-201)
Twelve O'Clock Boati"Only the creaking murmur of the wheel,", J. A. R. McKellar , single work poetry (p. 201-202)
The Last Day of Jupiteri"When Jupiter was getting very old,", J. A. R. McKellar , single work poetry (p. 202-203)
These Expeditions : 1914-1924i"Ten years ago I climbed a hill,", J. A. R. McKellar , single work poetry war literature (p. 203)

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