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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... vol. 11 no. 4 Spring 2004 of Five Bells est. 1994 Five Bells
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Untitled, Yve Louis , single work correspondence
Louis corrects an error in Mary Hawthorne's account of the establishment of the Central Coast Poets Society. Hawthorne's article referred to the founders as Lionel and Elaine 'Pearson'. In fact, their names were Lionel and Elaine Pearce.
(p. 4)
Untitled, Zan Ross , single work correspondence
Ross takes issue with reviews by Glen Hooper and Kevin Gillam of Philip Hammial's In the Year of Our Lord Slaughter's Children and Michael Farrell's Ode, Ode respectively.
(p. 4)
Untitled, Robyn Rowland , single work correspondence
Rowland contrasts the place of poetry in Irish culture 'where poetry and its spirit and usefulness still thrive' to that in Australia where children are rarely exposed to poetry in their school lives.
(p. 5-6)
Untitled, Robert Steley , single work correspondence
Steley compares his love of woodworking with his pleasure in poetry writing.
(p. 7)
The Verse Novel: Best of Two Worlds or a Contradiction in Terms?, Geoff Page , single work criticism (p. 8-9)
Narrative Poetry: Ancient to Modern, John Sheppard , single work criticism
Sheppard considers the demise of narrative poetry among modern poets. However, he is gladdened by some outstanding proponents of the form, notably Les Murray and Dorothy Porter.
(p. 10-14)
Narrative Poetry, Rosemary Huisman , single work criticism (p. 15-18)
Narrative Verse, Winifred Weir , single work criticism
In her discussion of narrative poetry Weir cites some Australian exponents of the form in addition to Homer's Odyssey, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and other other classic examples.
(p. 19-21)
Launch Speech for Ask the Rain, the 2004 Poets Union Anthology, Andy Kissane , single work prose (p. 22-23)
Numbers of Reasons to be Gratefuli"Waking again (for the nineteenth time) to despair, despair", Jordie Albiston , single work poetry (p. 24)
Indian Summeri"I wanted a wigwam", Ross Gillett , single work poetry (p. 25)
Cabin Fever Dreami"If I walk and walk", Jana Hlavica , single work poetry (p. 26)
Dry Lakesi"once an expanse of syenite sky", Marvis Sofield , single work poetry (p. 26)
Yearningi"laughter weariness knit a round table", Janet Galbraith , single work poetry (p. 26)
The Reptile Showi"Snakes", Cyril , single work poetry (p. 26)
On the Occasion of a Baptismi"Water, like Love can be known by many names.", M. G. Michael , single work poetry (p. 27)
Monaro Morningi"The Monaro waits -", David Meyers , single work poetry (p. 27)
Wishful Thinkingi"Gliding Ginninderra Lake at noon", Kathy Kituai , single work poetry (p. 27)
Once Upon a Timei"an eagle in the flower of youthful strength and arrogance", Venie Holmgren , single work poetry fable (p. 27)
Nanjing Massacre Memoriali"In the Ground of the Lost Souls,", Jane Baker , single work poetry (p. 28)

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