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Death and the Old Lady single work   poetry   "In the garden of sundried flowers"
Issue Details: First known date: 1971... 1971 Death and the Old Lady
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Notes:
Poem appears in three verses : I. Denial II. Admission III. Surrender
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Square Poets : Brisbane 71 Maureen Freer (editor), Brisbane : Fellowship of Australian Writers. Queensland Section , 1971 Z154180 1971 anthology poetry short story Brisbane : Fellowship of Australian Writers. Queensland Section , 1971 pg. 32
    Note: Author's name as Jennifer McRae.
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Recent Queensland Poetry Greg McCart (editor), Deception Bay : Refulgence Publishers , 1975 Z121971 1975 anthology Deception Bay : Refulgence Publishers , 1975 pg. 85
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Mother I'm Rooted : An Anthology of Australian Women Poets Kate Jennings (editor), Fitzroy : Outback Press , 1975 Z211514 1975 anthology poetry

    'Sheila Rowbotham has written that the political expression of personal experience lies within the domain of novels and poetry. Seldom has this principle been made more apparent than in the anthology Mother, I’m Rooted. It becomes more and more clear with each one of the [152] poets and 542 pages of the book that this is the unambiguous expression of a social consciousness which cannot be glossed over or dismissed as belonging to a “radical” fringe. For these poets speak from all corners of the female social situation in Australia, and cover the whole spectrum of political consciousness … the anthology includes the whole gamut of women’s experience, married, single, lesbian, heterosexual, mothers, workers housewives. Poets, they speak out in tones of despair, anger, melancholy, loneliness, solidarity, sardonic bitterness, humour, hope and hopelessness. This very diversity and wholesale inclusiveness gives Mother, I’m Rooted, a strength and a unity. A strength from the rawness of the poetry, uncompromised and undiluted by the male publishing regime; and a unity from the common experience of being woman' (87).

    Source: Howarth, Peter. 'Out of Nightmares into the Sun' Hecate 1.2 (1975): 87. (Note: Howarth's review gives the number of poets in the collection as 155; the correct number is 152.)

    Fitzroy : Outback Press , 1975
    pg. 354-355

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