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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Classifying the Animals
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This poem also appears in The Write Stuff, Northern Rivers Writers' Centre July-August, 2009.
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    y separately published work icon Heat Plain Vanilla Futures no. 20 (New Series) 2009 Z1625592 2009 periodical issue 2009 pg. 140
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    y separately published work icon The Best Australian Poems 2009 Robert Adamson (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2009 Z1653957 2009 anthology poetry criticism (taught in 1 units) Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2009 pg. 79
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    y separately published work icon Virginia Quarterly Review vol. 87 no. 3 Summer 2011 Z1881421 2011 periodical issue 2011 pg. 153
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    y separately published work icon Cumulus : Collected Poems Robert Gray , St Kilda : John Leonard Press , 2012 Z1893435 2012 selected work poetry 'This book is a landmark in Australian poetry. For Cumulus, Robert Gray has chosen all he wishes to retain from his eight volumes of poetry, some of it considerably and significantly revised. He has included here a new book, "Nameless Earth", not previously published in Australia.

    'Gray has been a daring and original experimenter in the free verse line, and also at times with traditional forms. Equally, his work is notable for its frequent, uncanny rightness in the creation of images. His thinking shows a remarkable fluency in both Eastern and Western philosophies (Gray has referred to himself as a Buddhist heretic). These are all modernist pathways, and this poetry negotiates them with a lucid, classical temper.

    'Most striking is an ever-alert immediacy—a perception and reflectiveness in the fluid moment. Whether through his sensuous language or his powerful engagement with ideas, Gray's poetry continually opens us to a fresh involvement with the physical world.' (From the publisher's website.)
    St Kilda : John Leonard Press , 2012
    pg. 320
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