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Issue Details: First known date: 1977... 1977 Jagardoo : Poems from Aboriginal Australia
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Methuen Australia , 1977 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Foreword, Judith Wright , single work criticism (p. vii-ix)
The Quiet Riveri"Sunbeams slip through yellowed leaves", Jack Davis , single work poetry (p. 1)
Twenty-Eight Parroti"The comical rolling walk,", Jack Davis , single work poetry (p. 2)
Death of a Treei"The power saw screamed,", Jack Davis , single work poetry (p. 3)
Rebirthi"Autumn leaves scatter before me,", Jack Davis , single work poetry (p. 4)
I Lovei"I love the sun dressed in its robes of red", Jack Davis , single work poetry (p. 5)
Mr Crowi"Mr Crow, I have been occupied with the thought,", Jack Davis , single work poetry (p. 6)
The Seai"Sea-green curtains gently spread", Jack Davis , single work poetry (p. 7)
Shark Attacki"His form kissed brown by sun", Jack Davis , single work poetry (p. 8)
The Dogs of the Northi"They are not your dogs of the south", Jack Davis , single work poetry (p. 9)
Evening in the Mountainsi"I followed the gleam", Jack Davis , single work poetry (p. 10)
Magpie, Magpiei"Magpie, Magpie", Jack Davis , single work poetry (p. 11)
Aboriginal Australia (to the Others)i"You once smiled a friendly smile,", Jack Davis , single work poetry (p. 13)
Walker (to Kath)i"Fight on, Sister, fight on,", Jack Davis , single work poetry (p. 14)
A Prayeri"Oh God of our dreamtime,", Jack Davis , single work poetry (p. 15)
Wrong or Right?i"Five miles from the reserve to town,", Jack Davis , single work poetry (p. 16)
Martin Luther King (upon his death)i"Good-bye for now", Jack Davis , single work poetry (p. 17)
Urban Aboriginali"She was born with sand in her mouth", Jack Davis , single work poetry (p. 19)
Self-Analysisi"Take yourself to task tomorrow", Jack Davis , single work poetry (p. 21)
Growing - Growni"She stands gently on the path of tender years", Jack Davis , single work poetry (p. 22)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

'Spanning the Sky with Outstretched Hands': The Making of a Poet David Headon , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Jack Davis : The Maker of History 1994; (p. 79-97)
The Poetry of Politics : Australian Aboriginal Verse Adam Shoemaker , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Black Words, White Page : Aboriginal Literature 1929-1988 1989; (p. 179-229)
In this chapter the broad range of Aboriginal verse is examined to illustrate the diversity and talent of contemporary Black Australian poets. Shoemaker argues that any dismissal of Aboriginal poetry as simply propaganda is inaccurate and unfair. Aboriginal poetry ranges from the overtly political to celebrations of nature. The political stance of the writers is considered as well as the particular social conditions in which the writers live - and which they often address in their work. The works of Aboriginal poets Jack Davis, Kevin Gilbert, Colin Johnson, Lionel Fogarty and Aileen Corpus are examined. To emphasise the distinctive elements of writing produced by Aboriginal poets, Shoemaker provides a brief comparison to the work of selected white poets, Les Murray and Bruce Dawe. He also demonstrates the Fourth World dimension and increasingly oral predisposition of Australian Aboriginal verse by contrasting it with the poetry of contemporary Canadian Indian writers.
y separately published work icon Jack Davis : A Life-Story Keith Chesson , Melbourne : J. M. Dent , 1988 Z109336 1988 single work biography

Chesson had first met Jack Davis in 1970 through his wife, when she was a member of the Executive Committee of the Aboriginal Advancement Council. It was in the late 1970s, that Jack Davis was approached by a publisher to write his own biography, Davis been too shy, had asked Chesson to write it. Chesson had transcribed the conversations with Jack on tape during social occasions, and wrote this fascinating history of Davis's life and his work in the literary and dramatic fields; in which the Chesson hope that this book helps to make Jack Davie's life and work better known and appreciated. (source: Chesson, 1983)

The Aboriginal Poet : An Ecological Niche Les Murray , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 October 1978; Persistence in Folly 1984; (p. 37-39)

— Review of People are Legends : Aboriginal Poems Kevin Gilbert , 1978 selected work poetry ; Jagardoo : Poems from Aboriginal Australia Jack Davis , 1977 selected work poetry
The Aboriginal Poet : An Ecological Niche Les Murray , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 October 1978; Persistence in Folly 1984; (p. 37-39)

— Review of People are Legends : Aboriginal Poems Kevin Gilbert , 1978 selected work poetry ; Jagardoo : Poems from Aboriginal Australia Jack Davis , 1977 selected work poetry
y separately published work icon Jack Davis : A Life-Story Keith Chesson , Melbourne : J. M. Dent , 1988 Z109336 1988 single work biography

Chesson had first met Jack Davis in 1970 through his wife, when she was a member of the Executive Committee of the Aboriginal Advancement Council. It was in the late 1970s, that Jack Davis was approached by a publisher to write his own biography, Davis been too shy, had asked Chesson to write it. Chesson had transcribed the conversations with Jack on tape during social occasions, and wrote this fascinating history of Davis's life and his work in the literary and dramatic fields; in which the Chesson hope that this book helps to make Jack Davie's life and work better known and appreciated. (source: Chesson, 1983)

The Poetry of Politics : Australian Aboriginal Verse Adam Shoemaker , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Black Words, White Page : Aboriginal Literature 1929-1988 1989; (p. 179-229)
In this chapter the broad range of Aboriginal verse is examined to illustrate the diversity and talent of contemporary Black Australian poets. Shoemaker argues that any dismissal of Aboriginal poetry as simply propaganda is inaccurate and unfair. Aboriginal poetry ranges from the overtly political to celebrations of nature. The political stance of the writers is considered as well as the particular social conditions in which the writers live - and which they often address in their work. The works of Aboriginal poets Jack Davis, Kevin Gilbert, Colin Johnson, Lionel Fogarty and Aileen Corpus are examined. To emphasise the distinctive elements of writing produced by Aboriginal poets, Shoemaker provides a brief comparison to the work of selected white poets, Les Murray and Bruce Dawe. He also demonstrates the Fourth World dimension and increasingly oral predisposition of Australian Aboriginal verse by contrasting it with the poetry of contemporary Canadian Indian writers.
'Spanning the Sky with Outstretched Hands': The Making of a Poet David Headon , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Jack Davis : The Maker of History 1994; (p. 79-97)
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