AustLit logo
  • Author:agent Robert Adamson
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Black Water : The Poetry of Robert Adamson
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Since childhood, Robert Adamson has had a strong connection with the Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney. Producer Libby Douglas and sound engineer Phillip Ulman travelled to the Hawkesbury and spent two days with Robert and his wife, the photographer Juno Gemes.

'They recorded Robert in his home and on his boat reading his poetry and talking about his life. This feature mixes soundscapes of the Hawkesbury River, oyster farming and fishing, with Robert talking about the influences on his work, his family, his desire to become an ornithologist and the first time he heard Bob Dylan.'

Source: A Pod of Poets website,
Sighted: 11/03/2009


* Contents derived from the
Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Speaking Pagei"When the tide comes up over", Robert Adamson , 1988 single work poetry
The Night Heroni"Midnight, my mind's full of ink tonight,", Robert Adamson , 1998 single work poetry
The Gathering Lighti"Morning shines on the cowling of the Yamaha", Robert Adamson , 1999 single work poetry
After Brett Whiteleyi"We're on this looping road, it's narrow", Robert Adamson , 1995 single work poetry
The Language of Oystersi"Charles Olson sat back in his oyster-shed,", Robert Adamson , 1995 single work poetry The Language of Oysters
My Fishing Boati"Mum and Dad are at it again", Robert Adamson , 1979 single work poetry
Phasing Out the Mangrovesi"Now it has been drawn up and swamp", Robert Adamson , 1989 single work poetry
By No Man's Code : A Song Map : Wild Colonial Boysi"Musk ducks and the plump Wonga pigeon", Robert Adamson , 1988 single work poetry
Windy Drop Down Creeki"It was a blustering winter. I saw his name", Robert Adamson , 1995 single work poetry

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • c
      Australian Broadcasting Corporation ,
      2009 .
      Link: U4003Web resource Sighted: 11/03/2009
      Series: y separately published work icon A Pod of Poets Australian Broadcasting Corporation (publisher), Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2009 Z1567002 2009 series - publisher poetry

      'A Pod of Poets is a series of eleven, 40-minute podcasts of Australian poetry, read by the authors. The poets come from all over Australia; some are emerging talents and some are established; several of them are on the school syllabus.'

      The website provides audio downloads as well as transcripts, photographs, interviews, and more. The site is designed to be 'an ongoing resource for researchers, schools, universities and the general podcast audience.'

      Souce: A Pod of Poets website,
      Sighted: 11/03/2009

Last amended 11 Mar 2009 15:50:17
    Powered by Trove