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Issue Details: First known date: 2002-2003... vol. 10 no. 1 Summer 2002-2003 of Five Bells est. 1994 Five Bells
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  • Contents indexed selectively.
  • The issue includes a range of brief letters commenting on the 2002 Australian Poetry Festival.


* Contents derived from the 2002-2003 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Obituary: Bill Iden, Jan Dean , single work obituary (p. 5)
Australian Line and Space: About the Line, Martin Harrison , single work criticism (p. 6-9)
Distant Lines - Some Thoughts on Australian Line and Space, Kate Fagan , single work criticism (p. 10-12)
Getting Emotional, John Bennett , single work criticism (p. 13-16)
Poetry's Take on the Egg-Heads' Take on What's in Our Heads, M. T. C. Cronin , single work column (p. 17-19)
Why It's Easier to Write a Poem Than Explain It, Rob Riel , single work criticism (p. 20-21)
The Biology of Poetry, Peter Goldsworthy , single work essay
Goldsworthy analyses what makes poetry memorable - and rememberable: rhythm, rhyme and, above all, metaphor. He quotes from the poetry of several Australian poets - Judith Wright, Philip Hodgins, John Forbes and Gwen Harwood ( a 'small Dead Poet's Society') and Les Murray.
(p. 22-26)
Note: Epigraph: I.M. Philip Hodgins, Gwen Harwood, John Forbes and Judith Wright.
The Bat, Gunnedahi"All dust, from the old wicket out to the fences.", Norman Talbot , single work poetry (p. 27)
The Clarence at Graftoni"Night. The train's gone as far", Norman Talbot , single work poetry (p. 27)
The Broadway Poetry Prize : Judges' Report, Jan Owen , Geoff Page , single work column
Owen and Page comment briefly on the prize-winning entries for The Broadway Poetry Prize for 2002.
(p. 27)
Seven New South Wales Sonnet-Forms, Norman Talbot , sequence poetry (p. 27-28)
Warragamba Dam : The Turni"-or volta, in sonnets. The story paces", Norman Talbot , single work poetry (p. 28)
Suburban Beast-Fablei"Postured tall, easy-smiling, regular", Norman Talbot , single work poetry (p. 28)
The Bush Yarni"An Irishman, a Scotsman, and a golden retriever", Norman Talbot , single work poetry (p. 28)
Marei"'Shiv' (Zhivotnikh), broad, shrewd blade-grey brood-mare", Norman Talbot , single work poetry (p. 28)
Reading Blake in the Bushi"Blake only saw town horses wearing bits,", Norman Talbot , single work poetry (p. 28)
Westeringi"Speeding west, time lies flattened like the road,", Peter Kirkpatrick , single work poetry (p. 29)
Loaves and Daysi"He throws the ball of dough", Andy Kissane , single work poetry (p. 29)
Trakl to Gretei"I do not know which casually flung stone", Shane McCauley , single work poetry (p. 30)
Domain, Ian McBryde , sequence poetry (p. 31)

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