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Cold Press single work   poetry   "Noir skies above the Yarra Valley, thick rain"
Is part of The Wine Harvest John Jenkins , 2003 sequence poetry
  • Author:agent John Jenkins
Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Cold Press
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  • Section 1 of 'The Wine Harvest'
  • Author's note: ''Cold Press' is a poem based equally on actual experience and imagination, with strong somatic and visual imagery and providing an insight into the "behind the scenes" of the wine industry (really, an ancient aspect of human agriculture, that has timeless resonances and appeal).' (Artsrush website: sighted 11/02/2005)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Dark River : Poems John Jenkins , Wollongong : Five Islands Press , 2003 Z1100240 2003 selected work poetry Wollongong : Five Islands Press , 2003 pg. 30-32
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Australian Poetry Since 1788 Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1803846 2011 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major poets, and lesser-known but equally affecting ones, and all manifestations of Australian poetry since 1788, from concrete poems to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the humorous to the confessional, and from formal to free verse. Translations of some striking Aboriginal song poems are one of the high points. Containing over 1000 poems from 170 Australian poets, as well as short critical biographies, this careful reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this a superb book that can be read and enjoyed over a lifetime.' (From the publisher's website.) Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 pg. 863-864
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