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  • Author:agent Alex Skovron http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/skovron-alex
Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 The Man and the Map
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Notes

  • Dedication: for the mapmakers
  • Epigraphs

    [At the opening of part I]: 'Don't think that fate is more / than the density of childhood...' -- Rilke, Duino Elegies, 7

    [At the opening of part II]: 'And where we see the future, it sees all time / and itself within all time, forever healed.' -- Rilke, Duino Elegies, 8

Contents

* Contents derived from the Five Islands Press , 2003 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Polish Corridorsi"When I was maybe six", Alex Skovron , 2003 single work poetry (p. 3-14)
Observatoriumi"I dredge again into memory for the sweetness", Alex Skovron , 2000 single work poetry (p. 15)
Retracing the Mapi"Scandinavia was always a beast springing,", Alex Skovron , 1995 single work poetry (p. 16-17)
Note: Epigraph: 'And that a circle may be described from any centre, / at any distance from that centre.' -- Euclid's Elements (Book I)
1 Polandi"Three days in Warszawa, my Palace of Culture", Alex Skovron , 2003 single work poetry (p. 18-19)
Flying South, Alex Skovron , 2003 sequence poetry (p. 18-21)
2 Czechoslovakiai"In Upper Silesia she had entered the carriage,", Alex Skovron , 2003 single work poetry (p. 19)
3 Austriai"By night we arrived at a cloning of railways,", Alex Skovron , 2003 single work poetry (p. 20-21)
4 Sabenai"At the top of the steps to the Belgian they suddenly", Alex Skovron , 2003 single work poetry (p. 21)
The Wooden Boxi"Like a rhetorical question to which an answer is expected,", Alex Skovron , 2001 single work poetry (p. 22)
Passive Smokingi"At seventeen or so,", Alex Skovron , 2001 single work poetry (p. 23-25)
Slipstreami"OK, it was mostly physics", Alex Skovron , 2003 single work poetry (p. 26-27)
Quicksilveri"Each journey will begin with arrival,", Alex Skovron , 2000 single work poetry (p. 28)
Legendi"But this was 1969: her father seemed so old that", Alex Skovron , 1996 single work poetry (p. 29-30)
Agoi"If not for the sweetness of the reward", Alex Skovron , 2003 single work poetry (p. 31-34)
And Yesi"And yes, the past closes in on itself,", Alex Skovron , 2001 single work poetry (p. 35)
Sharp Togetheri"It was in the '50s that we met", Alex Skovron , 2002 single work poetry (p. 36-38)
Madam de la Touri"It was Paris", Alex Skovron , 1990 single work poetry Madame de la Tour (p. 39-40)
Note: Author note: June 1979
Washington Pilgrimi"Not a snowfall in forty-two years and now DC,", Alex Skovron , 2003 single work poetry (p. 41-42)
Northern Exposurei"I ask the taxi to swing past Saint-Joseph", Alex Skovron , 2003 single work poetry (p. 43-44)
Eclipsei"Our memories stretch to fit us,", Alex Skovron , 2003 single work poetry (p. 45-46)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

New Poetry 2003-2004 Adrian Caesar , 2004 single work essay review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 49 no. 2004; (p. 43-60)
Adrian Caesar, in reviewing the year's Australian poetry, states that he has "enjoyed comparatively little of what (he) read in many of the volumes..." and "...seeks to identify trends that militate against the work gaining much of an audience."
Poetry Survey Oliver Dennis , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Spring no. 98 2004; (p. 61-66)

— Review of The Man and the Map Alex Skovron , 2003 selected work poetry ; The Sleep of a Learning Man Anthony Lawrence , 2003 selected work poetry ; Wolf Notes Judith Beveridge , 2003 selected work poetry
Untitled Kevin Gillam , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Five Bells , Autumn vol. 11 no. 2 2004; (p. 46)

— Review of The Man and the Map Alex Skovron , 2003 selected work poetry
Tying a Restless World into 14 Lines : The Art of the Sonnet Gig Ryan , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 July 2004; (p. 5)

— Review of The Man and the Map Alex Skovron , 2003 selected work poetry ; The Indigo Book of Modern Australian Sonnets 2003 anthology poetry extract
A Poetic Diversity Beyond City and Bush John Mateer , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 January 2004; (p. 6a)

— Review of Studio Moon John Tranter , 2003 selected work poetry ; The Man and the Map Alex Skovron , 2003 selected work poetry ; Yashodhara : Six Seasons Without You Subhash Jaireth , 2003 selected work poetry
A Poetic Diversity Beyond City and Bush John Mateer , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 January 2004; (p. 6a)

— Review of Studio Moon John Tranter , 2003 selected work poetry ; The Man and the Map Alex Skovron , 2003 selected work poetry ; Yashodhara : Six Seasons Without You Subhash Jaireth , 2003 selected work poetry
Tying a Restless World into 14 Lines : The Art of the Sonnet Gig Ryan , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 July 2004; (p. 5)

— Review of The Man and the Map Alex Skovron , 2003 selected work poetry ; The Indigo Book of Modern Australian Sonnets 2003 anthology poetry extract
Untitled Kevin Gillam , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Five Bells , Autumn vol. 11 no. 2 2004; (p. 46)

— Review of The Man and the Map Alex Skovron , 2003 selected work poetry
Poetry Survey Oliver Dennis , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Spring no. 98 2004; (p. 61-66)

— Review of The Man and the Map Alex Skovron , 2003 selected work poetry ; The Sleep of a Learning Man Anthony Lawrence , 2003 selected work poetry ; Wolf Notes Judith Beveridge , 2003 selected work poetry
New Poetry 2003-2004 Adrian Caesar , 2004 single work essay review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 49 no. 2004; (p. 43-60)
Adrian Caesar, in reviewing the year's Australian poetry, states that he has "enjoyed comparatively little of what (he) read in many of the volumes..." and "...seeks to identify trends that militate against the work gaining much of an audience."
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