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  • Author:agent Yu Ouyang http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/ouyang-yu
Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999 Terminally Poetic
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon My Secret Life: Poems from the 1999 Melbourne Festival of Poetry Bev Roberts (editor), Ian McBryde (editor), Prahran : Melbourne Festival of Poetry , 1999 Z668589 1999 anthology poetry Prahran : Melbourne Festival of Poetry , 1999 pg. 52
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon New and Selected Poems Yu Ouyang , Applecross : Salt Publishing , 2004 Z1128226 2004 selected work poetry This book includes selections of previously published and unpublished poems, which cover a decade from the end of the 20th century through the first part of the 21st century. The selected poems are arranged in 5 sections: Uncollected, from Songs of the Last Chinese Poet, from Two Hearts, Two Tongues and Rain-colored Eyes, from Foreign Matter and from Terminally Poetic, unpublished at the time of this printing. Applecross : Salt Publishing , 2004 pg. 113
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Terminally Poetic Yu Ouyang , Melbourne : Melbourne University Press , 2020 19594000 2020 selected work poetry '‘Terminally Poetic is charged with desperation. It’s written from an opium den of wasted Australian stereotypes in the Grub Street of the mind. Ouyang Yu puts the alien back in Australian. No one is spared in this exposé of Australian letters, certainly neither the poet nor his reader. A book to climb up in love with.’ - Steve Brock
    '‘Terminally Poetic is Ouyang Yu working through the colonial alphabet and undoing it and himself at various turns and forks in the road. This is the individuated poet - one of the most committed poets who undoes poetry as an act of principle, who asks questions of 'who's to blame' in startling and nuanced ways - counting down (or up) through the letters so we can make new words from the poems. He confronts reductionism by disowning it while experiencing it, he confronts expectations of style and mode of writing it by writing it and then laughing at himself and the expectations of his readers. Excoriating and yet strangely vulnerable, the poet takes on the poet and poetry's failure to be noticed, to matter, to be what it wants to be.’ - John Kinsella' (Publication summary)
    Melbourne : Melbourne University Press , 2020
    pg. 144
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