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Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 Cliches
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Note defines cliche as "a printer's plate or block; a photographic negative". Poem consists of short, intensely visual verses in richly metaphorical language.


  • Epigraph:
    Beir mo shoraidh do'n duthaich
    Tha fo dhubhar nan garbh-bheann...

    Bear my greeting to the land
    That is under the shadow of the rugged hills...

    -Mary Macloud, ca. 1615-1705

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • 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. 199-201
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Westerly vol. 55 no. 2 November Delys Bird (editor), Tony Hughes-d'Aeth (editor), 2010 Z1753284 2010 periodical issue 2010 pg. 104-106
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Land's Meaning : New Selected Poems Randolph Stow , John Kinsella (editor), Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2012 Z1871351 2012 selected work poetry

    'Randolph Stow's slim body of poetry weighs more than most oeuvres many times its size. It has few equals anywhere in the world. Groundbreaking, historic and essential, it is haunting, lyrical, mythical, spiritual and anchored in place.' John Kinsella (Trove record)

    Alternately prolific and silent, Randolph Stow won the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 1958 and the Patrick White Award in 1979. In The Land's Meaning, John Kinsella brings together selected works of one of Australia's finest modernist poets. Including previously uncollected pieces, the volume's wide ranging introduction provides a rich context for the work of this extraordinary and important poet in the most comprehensive collection of Stow's work to date. (Trove record)

    Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2012
    pg. 190-192
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