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  • Author:agent Anna Couani http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/couani-anna
Issue Details: First known date: 1989... 1989 The Harbour Breathes
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Described by Anna Couani as 'a collaboration, matching texts and images that we had both already made' (Correspondence with Anna Couani 2005)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Glebe, Glebe - Leichhardt - Balmain area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,: Burwood, Box Hill - Burwood area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,:Sea Cruise Books ,Masterthief , 1989 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Harbour Breathes, Anna Couani , 1989 single work prose (p. 3-11)
The Decade, the Streeti"Where there's no outlet, feelings build up", Anna Couani , 1987 single work poetry (p. 12-13)
Another Engagementi"They sympathized with us up till our engagement", Anna Couani , 1984 single work prose (p. 14-15)
Parramatta Sestina, Anna Couani , 1989 single work prose (p. 17-19)
She Left You Came, Anna Couani , 1988 single work prose (p. 20)
The Artificial Hill, Anna Couani , 1989 single work prose (p. 22-25)
Untitledi"I live with the moon and the night sky", Anna Couani , 1989 single work poetry (p. 26)
The Foldi"outside the window, a cool space", Anna Couani , 1989 single work poetry (p. 28-33)
Through Your Eyes, Anna Couani , 1989 single work prose (p. 34)
Science-Fiction City, Anna Couani , 1988 single work prose (p. 35-38)
The Eyei"tropical richness, birds. rain. darkness.", Anna Couani , 1987 single work poetry (p. 39)
The Tunnel, Anna Couani , 1989 single work prose (p. 45-48)
The Pillar of Roomsi"A crack opens up in the city.", Anna Couani , 1987 single work poetry (p. 49-50)
Boundary, Anna Couani , 1989 single work prose (p. 52-54)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Glebe, Glebe - Leichhardt - Balmain area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,: Burwood, Box Hill - Burwood area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Sea Cruise Books ; Masterthief , 1989 .
      Extent: 59p.
      Limited edition info: Edition limited to 1000 copies.
      Description: illus. (b & w)
      ISBN: 0908152140

Works about this Work

The Radical Poetics of the Gendered Urban Quotidian : Reading Anna Couani's Literary Experimentalism of the 1970s and 1980s Anne Brewster , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Made : A Multicultural Reader 2010; (p. 46-70)
Spun from Four Horizons : Re-Writing the Sydney Harbour Bridge Susan Carson , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , December vol. 33 no. 4 2009; (p. 417-429)
'The Sydney Harbour Bridge provides an imaginative space that is revisited by Australian writers in particular ways. In this space, novelists, poets, and cultural historians negotiate questions of emotional and psychological transformation as well as reflect on social and environmental change in the city of Sydney. The writerly tensions that mark these accounts often alter, or query, representations of the Bridge as a symbol of material progress and demonstrate a complex creative engagement with the Bridge. This discussion of 'the Bridge' focuses on the work of four authors, Eleanor Dark, P.R. Stephensen, Peter Carey and Vicki Hastrich and includes a range of other fictional and non-fictional accounts of 'Bridge-writing.' The ideas proffered are framed by a theorising of space, especially referencing the work of Michel de Certeau, whose writing on the spatial ambiguity of a bridge is important to the examination of the diverse ways in which Australian writers have engaged with the imaginative potential and almost mythic resonance of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.' (p. 417)
Images of The Cross in the Poetry of Kenneth Slessor, Harry Hooten, and Anna Couani Ruark Lewis , 2000- single work criticism
— Appears in: CrossLines

'What I want to do in this account of three Sydney poets, Kenneth Slessor, Harry Hooten and Anna Couani is to try to map out a sense of place as might be contained in their poetics, in biographical and auto/portraits, the smell and sound and sight of a place, in the political polemics of the cold-war period, and the slide into the sixties and the digitally directed end of the millennium.'

Ethnicity, in Other Words : Anna Couani's Writing Efi Hatzimanolis , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , Spring vol. 55 no. 3 1995; (p. 91-99)
Homeland, Nostalgia, the Uncanny : The Work of Anna Couani Sneja Gunew , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Framing Marginality : Multicultural Literary Studies 1994; (p. 111-131)
[Review] A Body of Water [et al] Gay Raines , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Studies , November no. 6 1992; (p. 145-151)

— Review of A Body of Water : A Year's Notebook Beverley Farmer , 1990 selected work autobiography short story poetry diary ; The Country Without Music Nicholas Hasluck , 1990 single work novel ; Longhand : A Writer's Notebook Murray Bail , 1989 single work autobiography novel ; Master of the Ghost Dreaming Mudrooroo , 1991 single work novel ; Cloudstreet Tim Winton , 1991 single work novel ; Lateshows Frank Moorhouse , 1990 selected work prose ; Velvet Waters Gerald Murnane , 1990 selected work short story ; The Harbour Breathes Anna Couani , 1989 selected work prose poetry
Psychic Alienation Jas Heriot Duke , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 118 1990; (p. 85-86)

— Review of The Harbour Breathes Anna Couani , 1989 selected work prose poetry
The Property of Song Andrew Wallace , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , July vol. 9 no. 2 1990; (p. 58-59)

— Review of My Operas Can't Swim Manfred Jurgensen , 1989 selected work poetry ; Bow Tie & Tails Geoff Goodfellow , 1989 selected work poetry ; The Last Beacon : Poems Stefanie Bennett , 1989 selected work poetry ; Driving Too Fast Dorothy Porter , 1989 selected work poetry ; Dragonshadow : Poems Rachael Bradley , 1989 selected work poetry ; The Harbour Breathes Anna Couani , 1989 selected work prose poetry
Playing Nature's Tune on a Continental Scale Ivor Indyk , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 January 1990; (p. 71)

— Review of The Great Forest : Poetry Mark O'Connor , 1989 selected work poetry ; The Harbour Breathes Anna Couani , 1989 selected work prose poetry
Map of Sydney with Eyes of Love and Hate Kathy Bail , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Herald , 26 August 1990; (p. 33)

— Review of The Harbour Breathes Anna Couani , 1989 selected work prose poetry
Images of The Cross in the Poetry of Kenneth Slessor, Harry Hooten, and Anna Couani Ruark Lewis , 2000- single work criticism
— Appears in: CrossLines

'What I want to do in this account of three Sydney poets, Kenneth Slessor, Harry Hooten and Anna Couani is to try to map out a sense of place as might be contained in their poetics, in biographical and auto/portraits, the smell and sound and sight of a place, in the political polemics of the cold-war period, and the slide into the sixties and the digitally directed end of the millennium.'

Spun from Four Horizons : Re-Writing the Sydney Harbour Bridge Susan Carson , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , December vol. 33 no. 4 2009; (p. 417-429)
'The Sydney Harbour Bridge provides an imaginative space that is revisited by Australian writers in particular ways. In this space, novelists, poets, and cultural historians negotiate questions of emotional and psychological transformation as well as reflect on social and environmental change in the city of Sydney. The writerly tensions that mark these accounts often alter, or query, representations of the Bridge as a symbol of material progress and demonstrate a complex creative engagement with the Bridge. This discussion of 'the Bridge' focuses on the work of four authors, Eleanor Dark, P.R. Stephensen, Peter Carey and Vicki Hastrich and includes a range of other fictional and non-fictional accounts of 'Bridge-writing.' The ideas proffered are framed by a theorising of space, especially referencing the work of Michel de Certeau, whose writing on the spatial ambiguity of a bridge is important to the examination of the diverse ways in which Australian writers have engaged with the imaginative potential and almost mythic resonance of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.' (p. 417)
The Radical Poetics of the Gendered Urban Quotidian : Reading Anna Couani's Literary Experimentalism of the 1970s and 1980s Anne Brewster , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Made : A Multicultural Reader 2010; (p. 46-70)
Refolding the City : The Alienation at the Centre Scott McQuire , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age Monthly Review , September vol. 9 no. 6 1989; (p. 16-19)
Ethnicity, in Other Words : Anna Couani's Writing Efi Hatzimanolis , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , Spring vol. 55 no. 3 1995; (p. 91-99)
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  • Sydney, New South Wales,
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