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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 Letters Lifted into Poetry : Selected Correspondence between David Campbell and Douglas Stewart, 1946-1979
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'In Douglas Stewart's last letter to his dying friend David Campbell (dated June 1979), he recalled their correspondence, commenting that: 'Whatever happened to be outside [your] window, or seen in a morning's walk ... lifted a letter into poetry.' Two years earlier, Stewart had written that he'd been sorting out a 'great stack' of his friend's letters to go to the National Library of Australia, declaring: 'of course they are full of your nature observations, & will undoubtedly be published some day'. David Campbell was likewise to place the letters which Stewart wrote to him in the Library's Manuscript Collection - and now, with this book, Stewart's prediction of the letters being published comes true. Ranging over a period of four decades, the letters passing between these two major Australian poets talk of life, poetry, publishing (the Bulletin, and Angus & Robertson), friends and professional acquaintances -including Judith Wright, Norman Lindsay, R.D. FitzGerald, A.D. Hope, Rosemary Dobson and Francis Webb -as well as the men's shared love of fishing. Letters Lifted into Poetry movingly documents a great Australian literary friendship and provides a lively window into both men's writing and times.' (Back cover)

Notes

  • Includes poetry written by both David Campbell and Douglas Stewart.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: National Library of Australia , 2006 .
      Extent: ix, 256p.p.
      Description: illus. (some col.), ports., maps, facsims.
      Note/s:
      • Foreword by Meg Stewart (iv-v).
      • Introduced by Jonathan Persse.(1-12).
      • Biographical index: p. 246-255. Includes bibliographical references.
      ISBN: 9780642276384, 0642276382

Works about this Work

Land Lines Bernard Lane , 2007 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 November 2007; (p. 6)
Letters Lifted into Poetry Jeff Doyle , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 6 no. 1 2007; (p. 157-161)

— Review of Letters Lifted into Poetry : Selected Correspondence between David Campbell and Douglas Stewart, 1946-1979 David Campbell , Douglas Stewart , 2006 selected work correspondence poetry
Poetry Alison Hoddinott , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Autumn no. 108 2007; (p. 38-42)

— Review of Letters Lifted into Poetry : Selected Correspondence between David Campbell and Douglas Stewart, 1946-1979 David Campbell , Douglas Stewart , 2006 selected work correspondence poetry ; Hardening of the Light : Selected Poems David Campbell , 2006 selected work poetry ; Sometimes Gladness : Collected Poems, 1954 to 2005 Bruce Dawe , 2006 selected work poetry
'King Parrots in the Apple Tree' John Thompson , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 289 2007; (p. 65)

— Review of Letters Lifted into Poetry : Selected Correspondence between David Campbell and Douglas Stewart, 1946-1979 David Campbell , Douglas Stewart , 2006 selected work correspondence poetry
Letters Dianne Dempsey , 2007-2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 January 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of Letters Lifted into Poetry : Selected Correspondence between David Campbell and Douglas Stewart, 1946-1979 David Campbell , Douglas Stewart , 2006 selected work correspondence poetry
Time for Rediscovery of a Poet of Enduring Value Peter Pierce , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 November 2006; (p. 12)

— Review of Hardening of the Light : Selected Poems David Campbell , 2006 selected work poetry ; Letters Lifted into Poetry : Selected Correspondence between David Campbell and Douglas Stewart, 1946-1979 David Campbell , Douglas Stewart , 2006 selected work correspondence poetry
The Return of David Campbell Geoff Page , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , January-February vol. 51 no. 1-2 2007; (p. 124-126)

— Review of Hardening of the Light : Selected Poems David Campbell , 2006 selected work poetry ; Strike David Campbell , 2006 single work novella ; Letters Lifted into Poetry : Selected Correspondence between David Campbell and Douglas Stewart, 1946-1979 David Campbell , Douglas Stewart , 2006 selected work correspondence poetry
Letters Dianne Dempsey , 2007-2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 January 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of Letters Lifted into Poetry : Selected Correspondence between David Campbell and Douglas Stewart, 1946-1979 David Campbell , Douglas Stewart , 2006 selected work correspondence poetry
'King Parrots in the Apple Tree' John Thompson , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 289 2007; (p. 65)

— Review of Letters Lifted into Poetry : Selected Correspondence between David Campbell and Douglas Stewart, 1946-1979 David Campbell , Douglas Stewart , 2006 selected work correspondence poetry
Poetry Alison Hoddinott , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Autumn no. 108 2007; (p. 38-42)

— Review of Letters Lifted into Poetry : Selected Correspondence between David Campbell and Douglas Stewart, 1946-1979 David Campbell , Douglas Stewart , 2006 selected work correspondence poetry ; Hardening of the Light : Selected Poems David Campbell , 2006 selected work poetry ; Sometimes Gladness : Collected Poems, 1954 to 2005 Bruce Dawe , 2006 selected work poetry
Letters Lifted into Poetry Jonathan Persse , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: National Library of Australia News , November vol. 17 no. 2 2006; (p. 11-14)
Land Lines Bernard Lane , 2007 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 November 2007; (p. 6)
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