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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Little Bit Long Time
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'little Bit Long Time, Ali Cobby Eckermann’s first poetry collection, takes as its subject the difficult history of Indigenous people since colonial times. Both the four decades of her own often hard and confronting personal experience, and the lives of Indigenous people over the last two hundred years are the furnace in which the steel of Ali Cobby Eckermann’s incisive poetic voice has been tempered. Her language has the sureness of one who both knows her subject matter intimately and is able to speak authentically, having reached some sort of resolution in both life and in art.' (Source: EMSAH, University of Queensland website)

Notes

  • Book launched in the Northern Territory at the Eye of the Storm - Alice Springs Writers' Festival on 4 May 2009.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Balaclava, St Kilda East, Caulfield - St Kilda area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,:Australian Poetry Centre , 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Mountaini"Lips crack", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2009 single work poetry (p. 1)
First Time (I Met My Grandmother)i"Sit down in the dirt and brush away the flies", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2009 single work poetry (p. 2)
Cloud Stormi"White and wispy beards flap in the sky majestic", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2009 single work poetry (p. 3-4)
One Child Two Child Wailing and Wildi"Urgent darkness hunts us south, while my stomach", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2007 single work poetry (p. 5)
Kareni"Mum said "No school today" Christopher and I didn't catch the bus", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2009 single work poetry (p. 6)
Who?i"who I have never met", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2009 single work poetry (p. 7)
Circles and Squaresi"I was born yankunytjatjara my mother is yankunytjatjara her mother was", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2009 single work poetry (p. 8)
Dingo Eyei"Serpentine Gorge is empty", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2009 single work poetry (p. 9)
Untitledi"The pink", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2009 single work poetry (p. 10)
Two Pelicansi"My man was at the A & E, he wasn't feeling good", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2006 single work poetry (p. 11)
Table Mannersi"Warrior woman walks proudly", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2009 single work poetry (p. 12)
A Dreami"I saw you dance", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2009 single work poetry (p. 13)
How Does A Father Feeli"How does a father feel", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2009 single work poetry (p. 14)
Kumanai"Kurunpa wiya palatja", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2009 single work poetry (p. 15)
Ribbonsi"'See you' I said to the children", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2009 single work poetry (p. 16)
Mum Said!i"Mum said she", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2009 single work poetry (p. 17)
I Tell You Truei"I can't stop drinking, I tell you true", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2006 single work poetry (p. 18)
Love Dreamingi"When you went back to the waterhole", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2009 single work poetry (p. 19)
Tears for Mumi"Mum can I cry at your funeral, can I wail", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2009 single work poetry (p. 20)
Shrinei"Among the rubble", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2009 single work poetry (p. 21)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Warners Bay, Warners Bay - Jewells area, Lake Macquarie area, Central Coast, New South Wales,: Picaro Press , 2009 .
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      Extent: 44p.
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: For Mum Frieda : A VERY SPECIAL MOTHER and Mum Audrey : A VERY CHERISHED FRIEND
      ISBN: 9781920957988
      Series: y separately published work icon The Aegis Series Picaro Press (publisher), Warners Bay : Picaro Press , 2009- Z1866497 2009- series - publisher poetry

Works about this Work

Book Reviews Jan Hutchinson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , no. 40 2010; (p. 86-88)

— Review of Little Bit Long Time Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2009 selected work poetry ; Fishtails in the Dust : Writing from the Centre 2009 anthology poetry short story
Sophistication, Directness in Impressive First Collections Geoff Page , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 January 2010; (p. 18)

— Review of Ghostly Subjects Maria Takolander , 2009 selected work poetry ; Little Bit Long Time Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2009 selected work poetry
An Incisive Indigenous Voice Terry Whitebeach , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 21 no. 1 2009;

— Review of Little Bit Long Time Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2009 selected work poetry
Ali's Journey from Bush to Book 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Arts Yarn Up , Spring 2009; (p. 7)
Sophistication, Directness in Impressive First Collections Geoff Page , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 January 2010; (p. 18)

— Review of Ghostly Subjects Maria Takolander , 2009 selected work poetry ; Little Bit Long Time Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2009 selected work poetry
Book Reviews Jan Hutchinson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , no. 40 2010; (p. 86-88)

— Review of Little Bit Long Time Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2009 selected work poetry ; Fishtails in the Dust : Writing from the Centre 2009 anthology poetry short story
An Incisive Indigenous Voice Terry Whitebeach , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 21 no. 1 2009;

— Review of Little Bit Long Time Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2009 selected work poetry
Ali's Journey from Bush to Book 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Arts Yarn Up , Spring 2009; (p. 7)
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