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Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 Attuned to Alien Moonlight : The Poetry of Bruce Dawe
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'Dennis Haskell argues that the widespread view of Dawe as a social satirist is limiting, and that Dawe is a more imaginative and lyrical poet than he has been given credit for...'

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:University of Queensland Press , 2002 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Poetic and National Contexts, Dennis Haskell , single work criticism (p. 1-16)
Bruce Dawe in the Australian Literary Canon, Dennis Haskell , single work criticism (p. 17-29)
The Sage of Sao Biscuits, Dennis Haskell , single work criticism (p. 30-53)
At the Frontiers of Gawkiness : Public and Personal Voices, Dennis Haskell , single work criticism (p. 54-68)
Language, Self and Place, Bruce Dawe , single work criticism (p. 69-87)
'A' is for? Representations of Asia in the Poetry of Bruce Dawe, Dennis Haskell , single work criticism (p. 88-101)
'Now Where's She Off To' : Gender and Class, Dennis Haskell , single work criticism (p. 102-117)
The 'Grasshopper Memory Leaps' : Elegies, Dennis Haskell , single work criticism (p. 118-129)
'Shared Joys, Shared Griefs, Shared Hunger' : Community and Family, Dennis Haskell , single work criticism (p. 130-153)
Evil and Good : Dawe's Treatment of Power, Dennis Haskell , single work criticism (p. 154-188)
The 'Plus-factor of Delight' : Love Poems, Dennis Haskell , single work criticism (p. 189-210)
The 'Whole Damned Creation' : Religious Poems, Dennis Haskell , single work criticism (p. 211-225)
Conclusion [Attuned to Alien Moonlight], Dennis Haskell , single work criticism (p. 226-235)

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Works about this Work

“A Need for Voices” : The Poetry of Dennis Haskell Kieran Dolin , 2019 single work criticism
— Appears in: Asiatic , December vol. 13 no. 2 2019; (p. 6-18)
'This article presents a critical reading of the poetry of Dennis Haskell. Inspired by the experience of hearing the poet read, it uses the concept of poetic voice as an entry point for critical analysis. Haskell has described his poetic aim as being to “write a poetry that incorporates ideas but never ostentatiously … with as quiet as possible verbal skill, and in a way that evokes the deepest emotions” (Landbridge) . The paper identifies key aspects of voice in the poetry, drawing on arguments by Robert Pinsky and Al Alvarez that voice implies a reaching out to an auditor or reader, and thus has social and cultural dimensions. Attending to both technique and meaning, it first analyses two short lyric poems by Haskell, “One Clear Call” and “The Call,” which explore the power of voice in poetic and pre-linguistic settings respectively. Poetic voice becomes a vehicle of social critique in “Australian Language’s Tribute to the Times,” a bemused satire on the clichéd language of modern politics and economics. In the next section of the paper the focus shifts to his recurrent creative interest in poems of international travel and in particular international flight. The experience of flying is the subject of lucid, practical philosophical reflections in “GA873: The Meaning of Meaning” and “Reality’s Conquests,” while in “As You Are, As We Are” and “Our Century,” Haskell presents vivid intercultural encounters in a voice that is candid, observant and responsive to others.' (Publication abstract)
Untitled Susan Ballyn , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , March vol. 1 no. 1 2006;

— Review of Attuned to Alien Moonlight : The Poetry of Bruce Dawe Dennis Haskell , 2002 single work criticism
Untitled Susan Ballyn , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Studies , Winter vol. 19 no. 2 2004; (p. 279-280)

— Review of Attuned to Alien Moonlight : The Poetry of Bruce Dawe Dennis Haskell , 2002 single work criticism
Untitled Susan Ballyn , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Studies , Winter vol. 18 no. 2 2003; (p. 186-187)

— Review of Attuned to Alien Moonlight : The Poetry of Bruce Dawe Dennis Haskell , 2002 single work criticism
Could a Poem Talk to a Lettuce (?) Noel Rowe , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 63 no. 3 2003; (p. 176-184)

— Review of Imageless World Michael Brennan , 2003 selected work poetry ; Agamemnon's Poppies Adrienne Eberhard , 2003 selected work poetry ; Changes : New and Collected Poems, 1962-2002 Keith Harrison , 2002 selected work poetry ; Attuned to Alien Moonlight : The Poetry of Bruce Dawe Dennis Haskell , 2002 single work criticism ; The Weight of Irises Nicolette Stasko , 2003 selected work poetry
Untitled Jeffrey Poacher , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 21 no. 1 2003; (p. 131-133)

— Review of Les Murray Steven Matthews , 2001 single work criticism ; Attuned to Alien Moonlight : The Poetry of Bruce Dawe Dennis Haskell , 2002 single work criticism
Untitled Ryszard W. Wolny , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , June no. 16 2003;

— Review of Attuned to Alien Moonlight : The Poetry of Bruce Dawe Dennis Haskell , 2002 single work criticism
Bruce Dawe's Poetry John Leonard , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 173 2003; (p. 99)

— Review of Attuned to Alien Moonlight : The Poetry of Bruce Dawe Dennis Haskell , 2002 single work criticism
Light and Shadows Jacques Khalip , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 17 no. 1 2003; (p. 70-71)

— Review of Attuned to Alien Moonlight : The Poetry of Bruce Dawe Dennis Haskell , 2002 single work criticism
Could a Poem Talk to a Lettuce (?) Noel Rowe , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 63 no. 3 2003; (p. 176-184)

— Review of Imageless World Michael Brennan , 2003 selected work poetry ; Agamemnon's Poppies Adrienne Eberhard , 2003 selected work poetry ; Changes : New and Collected Poems, 1962-2002 Keith Harrison , 2002 selected work poetry ; Attuned to Alien Moonlight : The Poetry of Bruce Dawe Dennis Haskell , 2002 single work criticism ; The Weight of Irises Nicolette Stasko , 2003 selected work poetry
“A Need for Voices” : The Poetry of Dennis Haskell Kieran Dolin , 2019 single work criticism
— Appears in: Asiatic , December vol. 13 no. 2 2019; (p. 6-18)
'This article presents a critical reading of the poetry of Dennis Haskell. Inspired by the experience of hearing the poet read, it uses the concept of poetic voice as an entry point for critical analysis. Haskell has described his poetic aim as being to “write a poetry that incorporates ideas but never ostentatiously … with as quiet as possible verbal skill, and in a way that evokes the deepest emotions” (Landbridge) . The paper identifies key aspects of voice in the poetry, drawing on arguments by Robert Pinsky and Al Alvarez that voice implies a reaching out to an auditor or reader, and thus has social and cultural dimensions. Attending to both technique and meaning, it first analyses two short lyric poems by Haskell, “One Clear Call” and “The Call,” which explore the power of voice in poetic and pre-linguistic settings respectively. Poetic voice becomes a vehicle of social critique in “Australian Language’s Tribute to the Times,” a bemused satire on the clichéd language of modern politics and economics. In the next section of the paper the focus shifts to his recurrent creative interest in poems of international travel and in particular international flight. The experience of flying is the subject of lucid, practical philosophical reflections in “GA873: The Meaning of Meaning” and “Reality’s Conquests,” while in “As You Are, As We Are” and “Our Century,” Haskell presents vivid intercultural encounters in a voice that is candid, observant and responsive to others.' (Publication abstract)
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