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Issue Details: First known date: 1979... 1979 The New Australian Poetry
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  • Companion volume to Martin Duwell's A Possible Contemporary Australian Poetry.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:Makar Press , 1979 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The New Australian Poetry : Introduction, John Tranter , single work criticism (p. xv-xxvi)
Letters to Live Poets : Frank O'Harai"God knows what was done to you", Bruce Beaver , single work poetry war literature (p. 1-5)
Lauds and Plaints: Vi"in and out of the streets", Bruce Beaver , single work poetry (p. 5-9)
Lauds and Plaints: VIIi"take it up with reticence if you must", Bruce Beaver , single work poetry (p. 10-12)
Odes and Days, Bruce Beaver , extract poetry (p. 12-15)
Death's Directives : Ii"When life was all about me", Bruce Beaver , single work poetry (p. 15-17)
Death's Directives : IIi"Death beckoned me towards the beach", Bruce Beaver , single work poetry (p. 17-18)
The Electric Chairi"on the table you will", Rae Desmond Jones , single work poetry (p. 19-20)
Telephone Elegyi"when my mother told me", Rae Desmond Jones , single work poetry (p. 21-22)
The Poetsi"they speak to a vast audience", Rae Desmond Jones , single work poetry (p. 23-24)
The Word Massagei"we stroke you with", Rae Desmond Jones , single work poetry (p. 24-25)
Just After Darki"just after dark", Rae Desmond Jones , single work poetry (p. 27-28)
The Front Windowi"it is raining softly", Rae Desmond Jones , single work poetry (p. 28-29)
Age : 1i"sometimes to think about age", Rae Desmond Jones , single work poetry (p. 29-30)
Age : 2i"i saw an old man this morning with all he owned", Rae Desmond Jones , single work poetry (p. 30-31)
& The Peoplei"& the people turn away in millions", Rae Desmond Jones , single work poetry (p. 31)
Flaki"it could become one of the great classic", Rae Desmond Jones , single work poetry (p. 32-34)
Jungle Juicei"the slack line sof the rope bridge", Rae Desmond Jones , single work poetry (p. 34-35)
The El Paso Restauranti"the radio playing country & western", Rae Desmond Jones , single work poetry (p. 35-36)
James Deani"where if you glance behind", Rae Desmond Jones , single work poetry (p. 36-38)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Untitled John Blight , single work review
— Review of The New Australian Poetry 1979 anthology poetry biography
y separately published work icon The New Australian Poets: Networks and the Generation of 68 Fiona Scotney , St Lucia : 2014 8248197 2014 single work thesis

'The “generation of 68” is a contested label applied to a loose group of Australian poets who began writing and publishing in the late 1960s. The thesis questions how this loose group of Australian poets can be understood as a generation, and uses network theory to map connections between generation of 68 poets. The application of network theory to literary studies presents a method for addressing as individuals poets who are also aligned with a generation. Central to the thesis is John Tranter’s The New Australian Poetry (1979) anthology, which attempts a definition of the generation of 68, and includes twenty-four poets Tranter identifies as belonging to the generation of 68. These poets include Robert Adamson, Charles Buckmaster, Michael Dransfield, and John Forbes.

'The generation of 68 poets presents unique difficulties to the researcher and critic due to the imprecise nature of literary generations. One of the main guiding questions for this thesis has been how to critically approach a group like the generation of 68 when the label, and the generation itself, is still so contested. Critical approaches to the generation of 68 often overlook the importance of the group dynamics on the poets and the poetry.

'Network theory offers a way to examine the dynamics of the group and the impact these relationships have not only on the formation of the generation, but also on the poets’ writing and publishing. By tracing the network connections, this thesis shows that the poets in The New Australian Poetry are part of overlapping poetry communities. What also becomes clear is that the label, generation of 68, is useful as a way to begin thinking about a large number of poets publishing during this period, and that the application of a decentralised understanding of network connections and vectors of sociability offer a new reading of this group of Australian poets.

'The thesis presents a taxonomy of little poetry magazines, to which generation of 68 poets contributed from 1968 to 1979, as a way of reading connections in the network. It also examines textual representations of sociability through generation of 68 poets’ use of names in poetry, with a specific focus on elegies written for deceased generation of 68 poets. The thesis considers the ongoing nature of these dialogues and the continuing connections between these poets. Significantly, it offers a new approach to the generation of 68 as a literary generation and provides a two-step approach for using network theory to examine a generation.' (Author's abstract)

Pam Brown’s Sydney Poetry in the 70s : In Conversation with Corey Wakeling Corey Wakeling (interviewer), 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 May vol. 38 no. 0 2012;
'Pam Brown is not only one of Australia's most prolific and important poets writing today, but also one of our richest archives on the history of late twentieth century Australian poetry. Since this is Cordite's Sydney issue, I thought an interview with her might evince a valuably multifarious image of, perhaps, Australia's most speedily shifting poetic landscape. In particular, as a contemporary Australian poetic history of the late twentieth century stems in part from poets closely associated with the city, it only made sense to ask Pam Brown, Sydney avant-garde collaborator, instigator, publisher and poet. Author of 16 books and 10 chapbooks, Brown has lived most of her life in Sydney, and now lives with her partner in the suburb of Alexandria. As well as offer new understandings of a period thoroughly historicised, I hoped Brown's personal recollections of the formative 1970s would illuminate the significance of those small press and handmade initiatives of the past that Astrid Lorange sees as 'non-causal' and 'monadic' in her Jacket2 archival commentary. Naturally, I was not disappointed.' (Author's introduction)
Of Olives and Walnuts : Nature Imagery in the Poetry of Mark O'Connor and Ruskin Bond Meenakshi F Paul , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: IJAS , vol. 1 no. 1 2008; (p. 68-77)
Becoming 'Absolutely Modern' : Adamson and Tranter's Abandonment Michael Brennan , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Departures : How Australia Reinvents Itself 2002; (p. 225-235, notes 299-300)
The New Australian Poetry Rae Desmond Jones , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: Polar Bear 1980; (p. 43-)

— Review of The New Australian Poetry 1979 anthology poetry biography ; Parallax John Tranter , 1970 single work poetry ; Crying in Early Infancy : 100 sonnets John Tranter , 1977 sequence poetry ; Dazed in the Ladies Lounge : poems John Tranter , 1979 selected work poetry
Rendered Worlds : A Poetry Chronicle Gary Catalano , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 39 no. 1 1980; (p. 81-93)

— Review of The New Australian Poetry 1979 anthology poetry biography ; Grass Script Robert Gray , 1979 selected work poetry ; Sisters Poets, 1 Anne Lloyd , Kate Llewellyn , Joyce Lee , Susan Hampton , 1979 anthology selected work poetry ; The Art of Lying Philip Neilsen , 1979 selected work poetry ; The Hum of the Old Suit : Poems Les Harrop , 1979 selected work poetry ; The Abandoned Robert Harris , 1979 selected work poetry ; A Nickel in My Mouth Tim Thorne , 1979 selected work poetry ; The Border Loss : Poems Jennifer Maiden , 1979 selected work poetry
Untitled Geoff Page , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: The National Times , 15 December 1979; (p. 39-40)

— Review of The New Australian Poetry 1979 anthology poetry biography ; Poems from The Age, 1967-79 1979 anthology poetry
Yeast of Poetry Ken L. Goodwin , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 1-2 December 1979; (p. 13)

— Review of The Border Loss : Poems Jennifer Maiden , 1979 selected work poetry ; Sisters Poets, 1 Anne Lloyd , Kate Llewellyn , Joyce Lee , Susan Hampton , 1979 anthology selected work poetry ; The Hum of the Old Suit : Poems Les Harrop , 1979 selected work poetry ; The Clock Inside : Poems J. R. Rowland , 1979 selected work poetry ; The New Australian Poetry 1979 anthology poetry biography ; Grass Script Robert Gray , 1979 selected work poetry
Untitled John Blight , single work review
— Review of The New Australian Poetry 1979 anthology poetry biography
Of Olives and Walnuts : Nature Imagery in the Poetry of Mark O'Connor and Ruskin Bond Meenakshi F Paul , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: IJAS , vol. 1 no. 1 2008; (p. 68-77)
Pam Brown’s Sydney Poetry in the 70s : In Conversation with Corey Wakeling Corey Wakeling (interviewer), 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 May vol. 38 no. 0 2012;
'Pam Brown is not only one of Australia's most prolific and important poets writing today, but also one of our richest archives on the history of late twentieth century Australian poetry. Since this is Cordite's Sydney issue, I thought an interview with her might evince a valuably multifarious image of, perhaps, Australia's most speedily shifting poetic landscape. In particular, as a contemporary Australian poetic history of the late twentieth century stems in part from poets closely associated with the city, it only made sense to ask Pam Brown, Sydney avant-garde collaborator, instigator, publisher and poet. Author of 16 books and 10 chapbooks, Brown has lived most of her life in Sydney, and now lives with her partner in the suburb of Alexandria. As well as offer new understandings of a period thoroughly historicised, I hoped Brown's personal recollections of the formative 1970s would illuminate the significance of those small press and handmade initiatives of the past that Astrid Lorange sees as 'non-causal' and 'monadic' in her Jacket2 archival commentary. Naturally, I was not disappointed.' (Author's introduction)
Towards a New Diversity : Martin Johnston and the New Australian Poetry Mark Roberts , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Island , Autumn no. 58 1994; (p. 60-63)
Australian Poets in Profile 4 : John Tranter John Tranter , 1981 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Southerly , September vol. 41 no. 3 1981; (p. 243-249)
Poets in Winter: New Impulses Livio Dobrez , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Parnassus Mad Ward: Michael Dransfield and the New Australian Poetry 1990; (p. 31-61)
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