The Crooked Men single work   poetry   "my Dad straightened out the crooked men"
Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 The Crooked Men
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  • Appears in:
    y Overland no. 151 Winter 1998 Z592923 1998 periodical issue 1998 pg. 14
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    y Black Eye Junior Sam Wagan Watson , Woolloongabba : Sam Wagan Watson , 1999 7023120 1999 selected work poetry Woolloongabba : Sam Wagan Watson , 1999 pg. 4
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    y Of Muse, Meandering and Midnight Sam Wagan Watson , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2000 Z668862 2000 selected work poetry (taught in 2 units) 'In a voice youthful, passionate and questioning, these poems reflect on growing up and on letting go; on urban dwellers in love and lust; and on the artist and his Murri community. The politics are unguarded and often amusing, and the language is playful, rhythmic and evocative. Ghosted by ancestors and muses, Watson's cityscape interweaves past and present.' (Source: Publisher's blurb) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2000 pg. 18
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    y Smoke Encrypted Whispers Sam Wagan Watson , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2004 Z1123977 2004 selected work poetry (taught in 5 units)

    'These poems pulse with the language and images of a mangrove-lined river city, the beckoning highway, the just-glimpsed muse, the tug of childhood and restless ancestors. For the first time Samuel Wagan Watson's poetry has been collected into this stunning volume, which includes a final section of all new work.' (Source: UQP website:

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2004
    pg. 19-20
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    y World Literature Today vol. 88 no. 5 September 2014 7791595 2014 periodical issue 2014 pg. 50
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