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  • Author:agent John Jenkins http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/jenkins-john
Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Growing Up With Mr Menzies
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Growing Up With Mr Menzies 'is the story of the early years of Felix Hayes, born in 1949 in suburban Melbourne. It is also John Jenkins' meditation - implicit everywhere, and at times direct - on memory and fiction, and on the embodiment of history in the lives of individuals. He is deft with the flexible rhythms of free-verse forms. The evocations of the secret spaces and places, and the relationships, of childhood are caught with beautiful economy and layering of tones and voices.

'Threaded through is the iconic figure of Mr Menzies, himself a layered character, as a guide to the Australian era that bears his name.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Free verse form.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Untitled Merle Goldsmith , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Autumn no. 120 2010; (p. 98-99)

— Review of Growing Up With Mr Menzies John Jenkins , 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
Jill Bamforth Reviews John Jenkins Jill Bamforth , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , no. 29.1 2009;

— Review of Growing Up With Mr Menzies John Jenkins , 2008 selected work poetry
Not What It Means : What It Is Heather Taylor Johnson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 195 2009; (p. 115-118)

— Review of The Kingsbury Tales Yu Ouyang , 2008 selected work poetry ; Ambulances and Dreamers Bel Schenk , 2008 selected work poetry ; The Balcony David Brooks , 2008 selected work poetry ; After Meng Jiao : Responses to the Tang Poet Christopher Kelen , 2008 selected work poetry ; Growing Up With Mr Menzies John Jenkins , 2008 selected work poetry
Poets Caught between Land and Sea and Cultures Peter Pierce , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 December 2008; (p. 15)

— Review of Growing Up With Mr Menzies John Jenkins , 2008 selected work poetry ; Sleeping Alone Michael Thorley , 2008 selected work poetry ; The Kingsbury Tales Yu Ouyang , 2008 selected work poetry ; Buoyancy Louise Oxley , 2008 selected work poetry
Creature of His Time Geoff Page , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 307 2008; (p. 58)

— Review of Growing Up With Mr Menzies John Jenkins , 2008 selected work poetry
Poetic Intimacies to Be Shared Geoffrey Lehmann , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 December 2008; (p. 8-9)

— Review of The Other Way Out Bronwyn Lea , 2007 single work poetry ; Telling a Hawk from a Handsaw Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 2008 selected work poetry ; Growing Up With Mr Menzies John Jenkins , 2008 selected work poetry ; Young Rain Kevin Hart , 2008 selected work poetry ; The Best Australian Poetry 2008 2008 anthology poetry ; The Best Australian Poems 2008 2008 anthology poetry
Poets Caught between Land and Sea and Cultures Peter Pierce , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 December 2008; (p. 15)

— Review of Growing Up With Mr Menzies John Jenkins , 2008 selected work poetry ; Sleeping Alone Michael Thorley , 2008 selected work poetry ; The Kingsbury Tales Yu Ouyang , 2008 selected work poetry ; Buoyancy Louise Oxley , 2008 selected work poetry
Not What It Means : What It Is Heather Taylor Johnson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 195 2009; (p. 115-118)

— Review of The Kingsbury Tales Yu Ouyang , 2008 selected work poetry ; Ambulances and Dreamers Bel Schenk , 2008 selected work poetry ; The Balcony David Brooks , 2008 selected work poetry ; After Meng Jiao : Responses to the Tang Poet Christopher Kelen , 2008 selected work poetry ; Growing Up With Mr Menzies John Jenkins , 2008 selected work poetry
Jill Bamforth Reviews John Jenkins Jill Bamforth , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , no. 29.1 2009;

— Review of Growing Up With Mr Menzies John Jenkins , 2008 selected work poetry
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