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y separately published work icon Friendly Street : New Poets Six selected work   poetry  
Alternative title: Friendly Street : New Poets 6
Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000 Friendly Street : New Poets Six
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'John De Laine uses contemporary language and images in poems that require the readers to dig deep within themselves. For those willing, the rewards are there. The soft sweetness of his collection's title is mocked by the tartness of the poems, wherein most relationships are full of tension and hurt, and where introspective moments bring no calm.

'Alison Manthorpe's poems about the sea and sailors and their people on shore are strong and evocative. She has an acute ear for the rhythms appropriate to the poem's moment. Her poems of observation and memory avoid the trap of mere description. Instead she reflects on and draws from the experiences recorded in the poem.

'Ray R. Tindale's collection begins with a lush mid-life crisis food-and-seduction sequence that has something in common with an up-market cooking show. Then follows a love-in-the-garden sequence written with similar ease and delight. A group of farm and outback poems are freshly imagined and keenly observed.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Comprises three individually titled sections: 'Rain Falls on the Garden' (John De Laine, pp. 1-32), 'Fish Star Glinting' (Alison Manthorpe, pp. 33-63), 'Maiden Voyage' (Ray Tyndale, pp. 65-95).

Contents

* Contents derived from the Adelaide, South Australia,: Kent Town, Norwood, Payneham & St Peters area, Adelaide - North / North East, Adelaide, South Australia,:Friendly Street Poets ,Wakefield Press , 2000 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Rain Falls on the Garden, John De Laine , selected work poetry (p. 1-32)
Miragei"Hands sift a channel cut into", John De Laine , single work poetry (p. 4)
It's a Girli"She waits in a corner", John De Laine , single work poetry (p. 5)
The Defectorsi"A woman and a man hold two of the furthest outposts", John De Laine , single work poetry (p. 6)
Love Birdsi"Traffic drones its endless hum", John De Laine , single work poetry (p. 7-8)
Who Speaks for the Lemon Tree?i"As ideas are still the lightbulbs", John De Laine , single work poetry (p. 9)
"The bad social butterfly" After Five, John De Laine , single work poetry (p. 10)
Made to Fiti"Sandals were never in trend", John De Laine , single work poetry (p. 11)
The Human Moviei"comes in over-budget too short", John De Laine , single work poetry (p. 12-13)
Declare Wari"on loneliness", John De Laine , single work poetry (p. 13)
Steeli"In shadows of a skyscraper", John De Laine , single work poetry (p. 14)
Plazai"The terrace flagstones cool", John De Laine , single work poetry (p. 15-16)
Good Groomingi"From her navel is plucked", John De Laine , single work poetry (p. 17)
A New Leafi"Merry-go-round past", John De Laine , single work poetry (p. 18)
Cleaning Romei"Soon after the sundial passes", John De Laine , single work poetry (p. 19)
Italian Girli"Her eyes are dark and deep", John De Laine , single work poetry (p. 20)
Gentle Poweri"Today she's bathed in a giant", John De Laine , single work poetry (p. 21)
Blind Foreplayi"His offer of balls ripe", John De Laine , single work poetry (p. 22)
Lover and Wifei"He likes his wife", John De Laine , single work poetry (p. 23-24)
Seedsi"Nature is on the telly", John De Laine , single work poetry (p. 25)

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