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  • Author:agent Jan Owen http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/owen-jan
Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Poems : 1980-2008
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Elwood, Caulfield - St Kilda area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,:John Leonard Press , 2008 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
First Lovei"It happened in Physics,", Jan Owen , 1985 single work poetry (p. 1)
The Beei"It was my first Gallery:", Jan Owen , 1985 single work poetry (p. 2)
Note: Title, 'The Bee'
Possessioni"The cranes of Korin are pacing out", Jan Owen , 1984 single work poetry The Cranes (p. 3)
The Riding Habiti"'My Lady requires?'", Jan Owen , 1985 single work poetry (p. 4-5)
Note: Subtitle: (Portrait of a Tailor, by Giambattista Moroni) Not given as part of a sequence.
Still Lifei"They show us how the spirit inheres in simple things:", Jan Owen , 1985 single work poetry
Painters, possibly Dutch, catching life in exactly noted understated details.
(p. 6)
Note: Title: The Little Masters
Pear Treei"It is always moonlight where", Jan Owen , 1984 single work poetry
Birth, death, and the movement of time captured in the maturation of the pear tree's fruit.
(p. 7)
Boy with a Telescopei"Shadowy neanderthal, his silhouette", Jan Owen , 1982 single work poetry (p. 8-9)
Seascape With Young Girli"Old Man's Beard silks over shoulders of tangled green:", Jan Owen , 1983 single work poetry (p. 10-11)
Note: First line: 'The heat seethes dragonflies,' Poem appears to have undergone extensive revision.
Ice - Oh!i"Although we loved the gentle horse whose nose", Jan Owen , 1984 single work poetry (p. 12)
Half the Picturei"From the last look between us,", Jan Owen , 1983 single work poetry (p. 13)
Note: Dedication: for John
Poppiesi"Crinkly newborns, naked, clear", Jan Owen , 1985 single work poetry (p. 14)
Note: First line: 'Like sleep's first waking thought' - Poem appears to have undergone extensive revision
The Hilli"We stumbled upwards over the scree, separate, silent,", Jan Owen , 1986 single work poetry (p. 15)
Aldinga Summer, Jan Owen , 1986 sequence poetry (p. 15-17)
The Snakei"It's no joke to finish off a snake", Jan Owen , 1986 single work poetry (p. 16)
The Reefi"The rock-pools are warm at low-tide,", Jan Owen , 1986 single work poetry (p. 17)
The Visitationi"No angel has descended here;", Jan Owen , 1985 single work poetry
The poem's imagery draws a deliberate parallel between a mother accepting the task of caring for a physically disabled child, and images of the Virgin and Child and the Annunciation, implying a similar un-humanness in the Child, and a similar more-than-humanness in the child.
(p. 18-19)
Mirror Imagei"'Twenty-nine years ago; and only yesterday,'", Jan Owen , 1984 single work poetry
Two officers on opposite sides in the Hungarian Revolution encounter during a building search, and by tacit agreement back off without firing, and tell their troops no-one is there. The poem ends with an image of life's fragility.
(p. 20-21)
Note: Dedication omitted in this version.
In Transiti"Listen Ildiko:", Jan Owen , 1981 single work poetry (p. 22-23)
Note: Title in this version 'In Transit', sub-title, 'Budapest-Vienna, 1956,' Dedication, 'for Balazs'
Slack-Wire Artistei"It sways too wildly from the start-", Jan Owen , 1983 single work poetry (p. 24)
Note: First line ends in comma.
Juggleri"Tense as a crouching cat, his head thrust out,", Jan Owen , 1983 single work poetry (p. 25)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Poetry Review Essay Shane McCauley , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Indigo , Summer no. 5 2010; (p. 136-142)

— Review of Poems : 1980-2008 Jan Owen , 2008 selected work poetry ; The Ghost Poetry Project Nathan Curnow , 2009 selected work poetry ; The Striped World Emma Scully Jones , 2009 selected work poetry ; The Darwin Poems Emily Ballou , 2009 selected work poetry ; Autographs : 56 Poems in Prose Alex Skovron , 2006 selected work poetry ; Beautiful Waste : Poems by David McComb David McComb , 2009 selected work poetry ; Motherlode : Australian Women's Poetry 1986 - 2008 2009 anthology poetry
Untitled Susan Fealy , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Five Bells , Autumn/Winter vol. 16 no. 2/3 2009; (p. 160-165)

— Review of Poems : 1980-2008 Jan Owen , 2008 selected work poetry
At the Crossroads : Australian Poetry 2008-2009 Julian Croft , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 54 no. 1 2009; (p. 115-127)

— Review of The Golden Bird Robert Adamson , 2008 single work poetry ; View from the Lucky Hotel Sandy Fitts , 2008 selected work poetry ; Theatre Alison Croggon , 2008 selected work poetry ; Letters to the Tremulous Hand Elizabeth Campbell , 2007 selected work poetry ; Vincent Buckley : Collected Poems Vincent Buckley , 2009 selected work poetry ; True Thoughts Pamela Brown , 2008 selected work poetry ; The Other Way Out Bronwyn Lea , 2007 single work poetry ; Bark Anthony Lawrence , 2008 selected work poetry ; Divine Comedy : Journeys Through Regional Geography John Kinsella , 2008 selected work poetry prose ; Growing Up With Mr Menzies John Jenkins , 2008 selected work poetry ; Man Wolf Man L. K. Holt , 2007 selected work poetry ; Aria Sarah Holland-Batt , 2008 selected work poetry ; Autographs : 56 Poems in Prose Alex Skovron , 2006 selected work poetry ; Ambulances and Dreamers Bel Schenk , 2008 selected work poetry ; Speed and Other Liberties Andrew Sant , 2008 selected work poetry ; Therapy Like Fish : New and Selected Poems Marcella Polain , 2008 selected work poetry ; Sixty Classic Australian Poems Geoff Page , 2009 single work criticism ; Poems : 1980-2008 Jan Owen , 2008 selected work poetry ; The Incoming Tide Petra White , 2007 selected work poetry ; Southern Edge : Three Stories in Verse Barbara Temperton , 2009 selected work poetry
Poetry Jennifer Strauss , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Autumn no. 116 2009; (p. 62-65)

— Review of Poems : 1980-2008 Jan Owen , 2008 selected work poetry ; I Con : New and Selected Poems Tim Thorne , 2008 selected work poetry
Review : Jan Owen : Poems 1980-2008 Angela Rockel , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , no. 38 2009; (p. 9-12)

— Review of Poems : 1980-2008 Jan Owen , 2008 selected work poetry
'Against the Aajej' David Gilbey , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 304 2008; (p. 51)

— Review of Poems : 1980-2008 Jan Owen , 2008 selected work poetry
Poems of Quiet Magic Penelope Nelson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , September vol. 52 no. 9 2008; (p. 116-117)

— Review of Poems : 1980-2008 Jan Owen , 2008 selected work poetry
[Review] Poems: 1980-2008 Robert Lumsden , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , October no. 344 2008; (p. 34)

— Review of Poems : 1980-2008 Jan Owen , 2008 selected work poetry
Words of Earth and Air Peter Steele , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 29 November 2008; (p. 27)

— Review of The Golden Bird : New and Selected Poems Robert Adamson , 2008 selected work poetry ; Poems : 1980-2008 Jan Owen , 2008 selected work poetry ; White Knight with Beebox: New and Selected Poems Peter Steele , 2008 selected work poetry
Review : Jan Owen : Poems 1980-2008 Angela Rockel , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , no. 38 2009; (p. 9-12)

— Review of Poems : 1980-2008 Jan Owen , 2008 selected work poetry
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