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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 The Darwin Poems
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To lose your mother at the age of eight. To spend five years at sea, circumnavigating the globe, unsure whether you will ever return home. To watch your favourite daughter die and almost never speak her name again. To survive years of incurable illness and crippling stomach pains. To live with the fear that the knowledge inside you could wreck your marriage and destroy all that your society holds dear. To have twenty years of work nearly eclipsed by a younger man. To create a new kind of faith that will change the world. Emily Ballou's beautifully imagined verse-portrait of Charles Darwin's life saves the man from the legend, bringing to light a fragile and deeply-felt humanity, capturing the textures of his work and dreams, the noise and touch of his wife and children, his inner doubts and questions. It is the story of a man at the brink of a revolutionary theory; a man whose dogged, lifelong determination to pursue the truth, despite the cost to his health, never undermined his intense feelings of devotion to those he loved. (Publisher's Blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Ewan, with love.
  • Epigraph: Poetry is not the proper antithesis to prose but to science. Poetry is opposed to science. (Definition of Poetry- Samuel Taylor Coleridre.)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,:UWA Publishing , 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
In The Old Libraryi"Where John Milton", Emily Ballou , 2009 single work poetry (p. 14)
Plungei"You thrust your hed through a lid of water", Emily Ballou , 2009 single work poetry (p. 30-32)
She Playedi"pianoforte for him", Emily Ballou , 2009 single work poetry (p. 125-126)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Untitled Shelley O'Reilly , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Autumn no. 124 2011; (p. 73-78)

— Review of The Striped World Emma Scully Jones , 2009 selected work poetry ; The Darwin Poems Emily Ballou , 2009 selected work poetry ; Folk Tunes Alan Gould , 2009 selected work poetry ; Marriage for Beginners : And Other Poems Catherine Bateson , 2009 selected work poetry ; Piano Hill Ross Bolleter , 2009 selected work poetry ; Out to Lunch Andy Kissane , 2009 selected work poetry
News that Stays News Emily Ballou , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Five Bells , Spring vol. 17 no. 4 2010; (p. 14-19)
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
Political Science Elizabeth Campbell , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July-August no. 313 2009; (p. 65)

— Review of The Darwin Poems Emily Ballou , 2009 selected work poetry
Fiction Books Paul Williams , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 - 28 June 2009; (p. 22)

— Review of The Darwin Poems Emily Ballou , 2009 selected work poetry
Insight to Darwin's Inner Evolution Geoff Page , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 May 2009; (p. 18)

— Review of The Darwin Poems Emily Ballou , 2009 selected work poetry
Parallel Evolution in Verse Lisa Gorton , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 May 2009; (p. 27)

— Review of The Darwin Poems Emily Ballou , 2009 selected work poetry
Reflections on the Origin of a Lucid Mind Geoffrey Lehmann , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 May 2009; (p. 10-11)

— Review of The Darwin Poems Emily Ballou , 2009 selected work poetry
Origins of the Theses Richard King , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 May 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of The Darwin Poems Emily Ballou , 2009 selected work poetry
Fiction Books Paul Williams , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 - 28 June 2009; (p. 22)

— Review of The Darwin Poems Emily Ballou , 2009 selected work poetry
News that Stays News Emily Ballou , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Five Bells , Spring vol. 17 no. 4 2010; (p. 14-19)
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