Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of
yOf Muse, Meandering and MidnightSamuel Wagan Watson,
St Lucia:University of Queensland Press,2000Z6688622000selected work poetry (taught in 2 units)'In a voice youthful, passionate and questioning, these poems reflect on growing up and on letting go; on urban dwellers in love and lust; and on the artist and his Murri community. The politics are unguarded and often amusing, and the language is playful, rhythmic and evocative. Ghosted by ancestors and muses, Watson's cityscape interweaves past and present.' (Source: Publisher's blurb)St Lucia:University of Queensland Press,2000
'These poems pulse with the language and images of a mangrove-lined river city, the beckoning highway, the just-glimpsed muse, the tug of childhood and restless ancestors. For the first time Samuel Wagan Watson's poetry has been collected into this stunning volume, which includes a final section of all new work.' (Source: UQP website: www.uqp.uq.edu.au)
'In this edition, we're taking a literary road trip with poets Martin Harrison and Samuel Wagan Watson.
In 2005, these two writers got together to read and discuss their work, both privately and with an audience at the Sydney Writers' Festival. Their readings form a conversation, a dialogue of poems, as they travel through urban and outback landscapes, noting the imagery of life on the road from their different perspectives.'
yAntipodes : Poetic ResponsesMargaret Bradstock
Putney:Phoenix Education,2011Z17609602011anthology poetry extract Antipodes, representing poets born between 1790 and 1983, provides a wonderful introduction to the changing views of Australia and its history over the past two hundred years as well as to the excellent poetry that is part of our heritage. -- Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Webby (from the Foreword)Putney:Phoenix Education,2011