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yWindchimes : Asia in Australian PoetryNoel Rowe
Canberra:Pandanus Books,2006Z12754332006anthology poetry An anthology comprising works by eighty-six Australian poets, from James Brunton Stephens to contemporary writes such as Bronwyn Lea and Michael Brennan, that offer Australian perspectives on Asia.Canberra:Pandanus Books,2006
yAustralian Poetry Since 1788Geoffrey Lehmann
Sydney:University of New South Wales Press,2011Z18038462011anthology 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
yBy the Old Walls of Kyoto : A Year's Cycle of Landscape Poems with Prose CommentariesHarold Stewart,
New York (City):Weatherhill,1981Z9497441981single work poetry Michael Ackland's Damaged Men (2001): 247 comments: 'The work's subject is 'the poet's pilgrimage from the self-power methods of Zen to the Other Power teachings of Pure Land Buddhism... and gives a trustworthy account of the defeats and triumphs through which he passed.' Barry Leckenby says Stewart 'wrote Old Walls in celebration of Kyoto and Amida. It is the poetic soul's 'lonely planet' guide to Kyoto, providing a testament to how he overcomes his spiritual doubt. The thirteen narrative poems, each accompanied by an expositional essay, capture the essence of the Pure Land teachings, following the poet amongst the temples, through the quiet lanes at sunrise, up the mountains and across the fields of Kyoto in search of Amida's Pure Land -the land of ultimate happiness beyond this cycle of birth and death.' Source: 'Keeping the Faith: The Narrative Metaphysical Poems of Harold Stewart', Journal of Shin Buddhism website, http://www.nembutsu.info/keeping.htm.