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Aztecs single work   poetry   "If you're longing to know"
  • Author:agent Dorothy Porter
Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 Aztecs
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  • Epigraph: Show him the marvel. May he desire, may he long for the flowery death by the obsidian knife. Aztec hymn

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Other Worlds : Poems 1997-2001 Dorothy Porter , Sydney : Picador , 2001 Z899956 2001 selected work poetry

    'Dorothy Porter’s sixth poetry collection (1997–2001) travels the solar system for comets, distant moons and other heavenly bodies before returning to South America and the Northern Territory and finishing with a selection of commissioned works—including one for the 2000 Sydney Olympics and one for the collection Dick for a Day.

    'This collection sees a number of emerging themes and images that Dorothy Porter would further explore in later works such as her verse novel Wild Surmise—which was short-listed for the Miles Franklin Award in 2003 and won the Adelaide Festival Award in 2004. It is a wonderful collection illustrating a key era in the evolution of one of Australia’s most cherished poets.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    Sydney : Picador , 2001
    pg. 31-32
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Literary Review vol. 45 no. 1 Fall John Kinsella (editor), 2001 Z931422 2001 periodical issue Alternative Spaces : Contemporary Australian Literature 2001 pg. 83
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Said The Rat! : Writers at the Water Rat! 2000-2002 Jennifer Harrison (editor), Phil Ilton (editor), Fitzroy North : Black Pepper Fellowship of Australian Writers. Victoria , 2003 Z1093221 2003 anthology poetry 'The readings at the Water Rat Hotel at the edge of the city in South Melbourne lived in interesting times. They broke the lull. Writers responded to September 11, Tampa and paused to watch Cathy Freeman run. Audience and readers came from all over: country Victoria, interstate and overseas. Said the Rat! celebrates those nights.' 

    (Publication summary)

    Fitzroy North : Black Pepper Fellowship of Australian Writers. Victoria , 2003
    pg. 71-72
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