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Issue Details: First known date: 1961... 1961 The Ballad of Bloodthirsty Bessie and Other Poems
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Notes

  • Note on the title page: 'Published with the assistance of the Commonwealth Literary Fund'
  • Divided into seven sections, each with its own dedication. Poems in 'Holiday Farm', 'Vaudeville', 'A New-Year Anthology', and 'Scenes from Childhood' are numbered. Sections are:

    'Various Verse [1930-59]', To Cecil Mann

    'The Ballad of Bloodthirsty Bessie [1951]', To Douglas Stewart

    'Holiday Farm [1953]: Memories of the Countryside Revived by Concerts in the City', In Memoriam Florence Robinson

    'Vaudeville [November 1933-January 1934]', To Godfrey Blunden

    'A New-Year Anthology for 1957', To David Adams

    'A Visit to a Friend [1957]: Pastoral for Critic, Poet, and Goat, To Phil and Phyllis Dorter and George and Pauline Littlefair

    'Scenes from Childhood [1953-9], To My Wife

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1961 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Love Me and Never Leave Mei"Love me, and never leave me,", Ronald McCuaig , 1931 single work poetry Loveliness (p. 3) Section: Various Verse
Mokie's Madrigali"Some little boys get shushed all day,", Ronald McCuaig , 1950 single work poetry humour (p. 4 - 5) Section: Various Verse
The Daily Roundi"The manager's desk revolves in business circles,", Ronald McCuaig , 1956 single work poetry (p. 6) Section: Various Verse
Sydney - a Fine Towni"Sydney is a fine town", Ronald McCuaig , 1961 single work poetry (p. 7) Section: Various Verse
Balladei"While broken men deplore", Ronald McCuaig , 1961 single work poetry (p. 8 - 9) Section: Various Verse
Rex v. Spudi"The judge imposed a ten years sentence.", Swilliam , 1950 single work poetry humour (p. 10 - 12) Section: Various Verse
Madrigalsi"Have you sighed for flowers that are", Ronald McCuaig , 1961 single work poetry (p. 13 - 14) Section: Various Verse
Music and Kissesi"Exquisite mouth that timorously", Ronald McCuaig , 1961 single work poetry (p. 15) Section: Various Verse
The Problem Farmeri"You know me, to your sorrow;", Ronald McCuaig , 1953 single work poetry satire (p. 16 - 18) Section: Various Verse
Retriali"Ned Kelly was too tender", Swilliam , 1956 single work poetry satire (p. 19) Section: Various Verse
Gardening-Notei"A rockery", Ronald McCuaig , 1961 single work poetry humour (p. 20) Section: Various Verse
Kindness-to-Animals Weeki"To see a parrot in a cage", Ronald McCuaig , 1961 single work poetry humour (p. 20) Section: Various Verse
Trioletsi"Always, my pretty one,", Ronald McCuaig , 1961 single work poetry (p. 21 - 22) Section: Various Verse
No Salei"All this year we've hardly turned a wheel. Trading's as slow as a funeral.", Ronald McCuaig , 1958 single work poetry humour (p. 23 - 24) Section: Various Verse
The Wanton Goldfishi"A fish of flaming gold", Ronald McCuaig , 1961 single work poetry (p. 25) Section: Various Verse
Final Extrai"We found them in town;", Ronald McCuaig , 1961 single work poetry (p. 26 - 28) Section: Various Verse
A Hymn for Handymeni"There is a tree that never grows", Ronald McCuaig , 1959 single work poetry humour (p. 29) Section: Various Verse
Gracious Gardensi"Gracious gardens wide", Ronald McCuaig , 1961 single work poetry (p. 30) Section: Various Verse
Flat Songi"I have been down the Domain", Ronald McCuaig , 1961 single work poetry (p. 31) Section: Various Verse
Is Love Not Everlasting?i"Is love not everlasting,", Ronald McCuaig , 1952 single work poetry (p. 32) Section: Various Verse

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Six Books of Verse James McAuley , 1962 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , Summer vol. 6 no. 1 1962; (p. 93-96)

— Review of The Ballad of Bloodthirsty Bessie and Other Poems Ronald McCuaig , 1961 selected work poetry ; Socrates and Other Poems Francis Webb , 1961 selected work poetry ; South of the Equator Ray Mathew , 1961 selected work poetry ; Forbears Elizabeth Riddell , 1961 selected work poetry ; Masters in Israel Vincent Buckley , 1961 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems of Frederick T. Macartney Frederick T. Macartney , 1961 selected work poetry
Poems from Literature and from Life P. K. Elkin , 1962 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 22 no. 1 1962; (p. 53-55)

— Review of The Ballad of Bloodthirsty Bessie and Other Poems Ronald McCuaig , 1961 selected work poetry ; Masters in Israel Vincent Buckley , 1961 selected work poetry
[Review] The Ballad of Bloodthirsty Bessie 1961 single work review
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 9 September 1961; (p. 9)

— Review of The Ballad of Bloodthirsty Bessie and Other Poems Ronald McCuaig , 1961 selected work poetry
Poets Galore Evan Jones , 1961 single work review
— Appears in: Prospect , vol. 4 no. 4 1961; (p. 24-27)

— Review of Selected Poems of Frederick T. Macartney Frederick T. Macartney , 1961 selected work poetry ; Forbears Elizabeth Riddell , 1961 selected work poetry ; Socrates and Other Poems Francis Webb , 1961 selected work poetry ; The Ballad of Bloodthirsty Bessie and Other Poems Ronald McCuaig , 1961 selected work poetry ; Masters in Israel Vincent Buckley , 1961 selected work poetry ; South of the Equator Ray Mathew , 1961 selected work poetry
Six Volumes of It Noel Macainsh , 1961 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer (1961-1962) no. 22 1961; (p. 57-62)

— Review of The Ballad of Bloodthirsty Bessie and Other Poems Ronald McCuaig , 1961 selected work poetry
[Review] The Ballad of Bloodthirsty Bessie 1961 single work review
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 9 September 1961; (p. 9)

— Review of The Ballad of Bloodthirsty Bessie and Other Poems Ronald McCuaig , 1961 selected work poetry
[Review] The Ballad of Bloodthirsty Bessie and Other Poems [et al] Martin Haley , 1961 single work review
— Appears in: Advocate: A Weekly Catholic Journal , 28 September 1961; (p. 11)

— Review of The Ballad of Bloodthirsty Bessie and Other Poems Ronald McCuaig , 1961 selected work poetry ; South of the Equator Ray Mathew , 1961 selected work poetry ; Forbears Elizabeth Riddell , 1961 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems of Frederick T. Macartney Frederick T. Macartney , 1961 selected work poetry
[Review] The Ballad of Bloodthirsty Bessie [and] Forbears S. Lawson , 1961 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 9 September 1961; (p. 22-23)

— Review of The Ballad of Bloodthirsty Bessie and Other Poems Ronald McCuaig , 1961 selected work poetry ; Forbears Elizabeth Riddell , 1961 selected work poetry
Poetry Chronicle A. D. Moody , 1961 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , December vol. 20 no. 4 1961; (p. 492-508)

— Review of The Ballad of Bloodthirsty Bessie and Other Poems Ronald McCuaig , 1961 selected work poetry ; South of the Equator Ray Mathew , 1961 selected work poetry
Crucifixion of the Mind Judith Wright , 1961 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 16 September vol. 82 no. 4257 1961; (p. 34-36)

— Review of The Ballad of Bloodthirsty Bessie and Other Poems Ronald McCuaig , 1961 selected work poetry ; Socrates and Other Poems Francis Webb , 1961 selected work poetry ; South of the Equator Ray Mathew , 1961 selected work poetry ; Forbears Elizabeth Riddell , 1961 selected work poetry ; Masters in Israel Vincent Buckley , 1961 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems of Frederick T. Macartney Frederick T. Macartney , 1961 selected work poetry
Pre-Espresso Poets Sylvia Lawson , 1961 single work
— Appears in: Nation , 9 September 1961; (p. 22-23)
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