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  • A collection of essays discussing many aspects of the writing of poetry.
  • Edited versions of lectures given at the Wollongong Poetry Workshop over a period of four weeks.
  • Contents indexed selectively.
  • Introduction by Ron Pretty: The essays in this book are edited versions of lectures selected from those given at the Wollongong Poetry Workshops over a period of four years...


* Contents derived from the Five Islands Press , 2003 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Poetry : What Kind of Behaviour Is That?, Kevin Brophy , single work criticism (p. 9-23)
Howi"how these pieces of paper: lined unlined small large crinkled smooth", Joanne Burns , single work poetry (p. 24-25)
What a Difference a Dot Makes : Poetry and Punctuation, Joanne Burns , single work essay (p. 24-36)
Pulpi"In love", Keri Glastonbury , single work poetry (p. 26-27)
Slow as an Adjectivei"the day's drifting into afternoon and there's", Joanne Burns , single work poetry (p. 27-28)
Flesh (for L.B.)i"there's always room to spread", Joanne Burns , single work poetry (p. 28)
People Like Thati"people like that: who pause in the middle of the road", Joanne Burns , single work poetry (p. 29)
Conviction: A Transcripti"i want to share with you a fabulous new range of saucepans: each", Joanne Burns , single work poetry (p. 30)
The Dalai Lama at Darling Harbouri"to see the Buddha of Compassion in human form", Carolyn Gerrish , single work poetry (p. 31-32)
Praise and Blame : Multiple Divisions in the Body of Poetry, Kevin Brophy , single work essay
This article explores description of and by women, raising the questions: What is it we do when we describe? How do we avoid cliche on the one hand, and appropriation on the other?
(p. 37-48)
By Their Poems Ye Shall Know Them : Poemi"All I know about poetry is that it has", Sylvia Kantaris , single work poetry (p. 41)
Sentiment and Sentimentality, Ron Pretty , single work essay (p. 75-89)
Night Out with Cattlei"Driving back over the black paddocks", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 80-81)
Parody and Co, Michael Sharkey , single work essay
'In speaking of parody, I venture into an area that has, since Bakhtin, been theoretically mapped by Doug Muecke, Wayne C. Booth, Margaret A. Rose, Linda Hutcheon, and countless others. While their exercises in taxonomy are of particular interest to literary theorists, they may seem too arcane to be worth applying with close attention to poets for whom parody and satire have porous boundaries.' (Introduction)
(p. 90-105)
For Australiai"Behold I am lean, O Lord, and all my ribs are numbered of the Devil.", D. M. W. , single work poetry (p. 98-99)
Black Fridayi"The presage of large triumph fills my soul!", Pat O'Maori , single work poetry satire (p. 100-102)
Reviewing, Brook Emery , single work essay (p. 106-113)
Petals in the Grand Canyon : Poetry Publishing in Australia, Ron Pretty , single work essay (p. 114-124)
Why Poetry Matters, Debbie Westbury , single work essay (p. 125-128)

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