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Notes

  • 'The Uncommercial Traveller' was produced stereophonically for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation by Ivan Smith in 1968.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:University of Queensland Press , 1972 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Madami"There's no courtesan like her in time.", Richard Packer , single work poetry (p. ix)
Name Mei"I am that man more solitary than brandy", Richard Packer , single work poetry (p. 1)
The Trouble with Designi"The kindly sherry stood on stems and glittered:", Richard Packer , single work poetry (p. 2)
The Wrong Beachi"When word flew round a pink and shivering lady,", Richard Packer , single work poetry humour (p. 3)
The Last Candlei"We are not yielding. Beyond our window", Richard Packer , single work poetry (p. 4)
The American Agei"In smoky weather Mal and I strolled the south sector,", Richard Packer , single work poetry (p. 5)
The Sons of Godi"Haltingly, the sons of God descend", Richard Packer , single work poetry (p. 6)
The Troublei"Our fellow Jones, whom we elected pacemaker,", Richard Packer , single work poetry (p. 7)
A Winter Rosei"Only his words amazed him. He'd decided", Richard Packer , single work poetry (p. 8)
Circe Boilingi"So that giggly bit Nausicaa's got him, has she?", Richard Packer , single work poetry (p. 9-10)
Not Tonight, Pandorai"Some must suffer. I'm drinking tea", Richard Packer , single work poetry (p. 11)
Our Kennyi"On Flinders Station steps when the air was infected", Richard Packer , single work poetry (p. 12)
Ulysses off Ithacai"Nine years he fought, caught in the isolate whirlpool", Richard Packer , single work poetry (p. 13)
A Few Words from his Sponsori"He'd have chiselled a pretty packet, that boy,", Richard Packer , single work poetry (p. 14-15)
Love of Learningi"A solemn lewdness on a neighbour's lawn", Richard Packer , single work poetry (p. 16)
The Bread Interviewi"The dark brown plush of his eye warmed me,", Richard Packer , single work poetry (p. 17)
Three Greeksi"For no reason except my evening is to let,", Richard Packer , single work poetry (p. 18)
The Impenitent Ladyi"You simply don't know how to punish or to claim", Richard Packer , single work poetry (p. 19)
The Green Sorti"She's a diffident sweet gripped in the ridiculous;", Richard Packer , single work poetry (p. 20)
One Disenchanted Eveningi"I've downed too much, you rule, and snatch the bottle", Richard Packer , single work poetry (p. 21)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Rereadings IV : Richard Packer : Being Out of Order Martin Duwell , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Review , no. 15 2020;

— Review of Being Out of Order : Some Poems and 'The Uncommercial Traveller' Richard Packer , 1972 selected work poetry drama

'This “Rereading”, like that of Norman Talbot’s Son of a Female Universe, takes its impetus not from the desire to investigate an entire book so much as to celebrate a much loved poem. In this case it is Richard Packer’s “The American Age” which I first saw in Tom Shapcott’s 1970 anthology Australian Poetry Now and then again, in its more natural habitat as part of a poet’s consistent output, in Being Out of Order, published two years later. I’ve known it, in other words, for just about half a century and I could still, if pressed, quote most of it from memory.' (Introduction)

[Review] Being Out of Order Martin Haley , 1973 single work review
— Appears in: Twentieth Century , Autumn vol. 27 no. 1973; (p. 283-284)

— Review of Being Out of Order : Some Poems and 'The Uncommercial Traveller' Richard Packer , 1972 selected work poetry drama
The Tasman's Other Side Louis Johnson , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: Poetry Australia , no. 44 1972; (p. 50-52)

— Review of Being Out of Order : Some Poems and 'The Uncommercial Traveller' Richard Packer , 1972 selected work poetry drama
[Review] Being Out of Order Peter Annand , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: Makar , May vol. 8 no. 1 1972; (p. 34-37)

— Review of Being Out of Order : Some Poems and 'The Uncommercial Traveller' Richard Packer , 1972 selected work poetry drama
Present Poetry Thomas Shapcott , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , Autumn [June] vol. 11 no. 1972; (p. 250)

— Review of Being Out of Order : Some Poems and 'The Uncommercial Traveller' Richard Packer , 1972 selected work poetry drama
Didacticism and Romanticism : A Review of Some Recent Australian Verse S. E. Lee , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , December vol. 32 no. 4 1972; (p. 302-317)

— Review of Being Out of Order : Some Poems and 'The Uncommercial Traveller' Richard Packer , 1972 selected work poetry drama ; Snow and Other Poems J. R. Rowland , 1971 selected work poetry ; Brother and Brother Bill Scott , 1972 selected work poetry ; Diver R. A. Simpson , 1972 selected work poetry
A Service to Our Poetry Frank Kellaway , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 53 1972; (p. 62-63)

— Review of Being Out of Order : Some Poems and 'The Uncommercial Traveller' Richard Packer , 1972 selected work poetry drama
Present Poetry Thomas Shapcott , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , Autumn [June] vol. 11 no. 1972; (p. 250)

— Review of Being Out of Order : Some Poems and 'The Uncommercial Traveller' Richard Packer , 1972 selected work poetry drama
[Review] Being Out of Order Peter Annand , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: Makar , May vol. 8 no. 1 1972; (p. 34-37)

— Review of Being Out of Order : Some Poems and 'The Uncommercial Traveller' Richard Packer , 1972 selected work poetry drama
The Tasman's Other Side Louis Johnson , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: Poetry Australia , no. 44 1972; (p. 50-52)

— Review of Being Out of Order : Some Poems and 'The Uncommercial Traveller' Richard Packer , 1972 selected work poetry drama
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