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  • Author:agent Robert Adamson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/adamson-robert
Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 The Golden Bird : New and Selected Poems
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'The Golden Bird brings together the best of Robert Adamson's work from the last four decades, as well as many superb new poems. Selected and arranged by the author, it provides an accessible introduction to Australia's foremost lyric poet and an insight into the recurring themes that have shaped his remarkable body of work.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: This book is for Juno, always.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Black Inc. , 2008 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
A Bend in the Euphratesi"In a dream on a sheet of paper I saw", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. XXII-XXIII)
Green Prawn Mapi"Morning before sunrise, sheets of dark air", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 3-4)
My Housei"My mother lives in a house", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 5)
My Grannyi"When my Granny was dying", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 6)
My Tenth Birthdayi"We went to Pumpkin Point", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 7)
The Harbour Bridgei"I went with Dad on the sulky", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 8)
My Fishing Boati"Mum and Dad are at it again", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 9)
My First Proper Girlfriendi"The first girl I wanted to marry", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 10)
Growing Up Alonei"Walking down our backyard", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 11-17)
Mulberry Leavesi"Out the back in the kitchen, my mother", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 18)
Father's Dayi"I carry sugarbags of coke from the gas works", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 19)
Drum of Firei"Out the back my father burning off;", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 20-21)
The Mullet Run 1i"Gone for days, and way down the river-", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 22-23)
The Glorious Lie : Dead Horse Bayi"Quick hands on spinning ropes", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 24-25)
Note: With title: Dead Horse Bay
Dreaming Up Motheri"Understanding is all, my mother would tell me,", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 26)
From The Imitatori"Dirty hypodermics rattle in the glove box -", Robert Adamson , single work extract (p. 29-30)
The Rebel Angel (for Michael Driscoll)i"Shit off with this fake dome of a life.", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 31-32)
Passing Through Experiencesi"I lived on drugs and understood the pushers", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 33)
The Beautiful Seasoni"Some sunny day does not support any more", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 34)
Some More Experiencesi"Seems we were born in captivity, he said, and burn", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 35)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2008 .
      Extent: xiii, 306p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes indexes of titles and first lines and publication histories.
      ISBN: 9781863952873 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Untitled Martin Duwell , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Stylus Poetry Journal , April no. 33 2009;

— Review of The Golden Bird : New and Selected Poems Robert Adamson , 2008 selected work poetry
The Hunter and Selector Richard King , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 December 2008; (p. 35)

— Review of The Golden Bird : New and Selected Poems Robert Adamson , 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
Into the Light Gig Ryan , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 306 2008; (p. 57-58)

— Review of The Golden Bird : New and Selected Poems Robert Adamson , 2008 selected work poetry
Navigating Life's Savage Currents Justin Clemens , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 October 2008; (p. 14-15)

— Review of The Golden Bird : New and Selected Poems Robert Adamson , 2008 selected work poetry
Finest Poet of Birds Gives Words Wings to Fly Peter Pierce , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 11 October 2008; (p. 17)

— Review of The Golden Bird : New and Selected Poems Robert Adamson , 2008 selected work poetry
Navigating Life's Savage Currents Justin Clemens , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 October 2008; (p. 14-15)

— Review of The Golden Bird : New and Selected Poems Robert Adamson , 2008 selected work poetry
Into the Light Gig Ryan , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 306 2008; (p. 57-58)

— Review of The Golden Bird : New and Selected Poems Robert Adamson , 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
The Hunter and Selector Richard King , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 December 2008; (p. 35)

— Review of The Golden Bird : New and Selected Poems Robert Adamson , 2008 selected work poetry
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