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  • Author:agent Robert Adamson
Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 The Speaking Page
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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Overland no. 110 March 1988 Z614438 1988 periodical issue 1988 pg. 38
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Clean Dark Robert Adamson , Sydney : Paper Bark Press , 1989 Z367130 1989 selected work poetry Sydney : Paper Bark Press , 1989 pg. 37-38 Section: Part 2: The Speaking Page
    Note: First line: When the tide moves again
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    y separately published work icon Selected Poems 1970-1989 Robert Adamson , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1990 Z223512 1990 selected work poetry (taught in 1 units) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1990 pg. 235-236
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    y separately published work icon The Language of Oysters Robert Adamson , Roseville : Craftsman House , 1997 Z298530 1997 selected work poetry Roseville : Craftsman House , 1997 pg. 38-39
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    y separately published work icon Cordite : Poetry and Poetics Review no. 1 1997 Z598345 1997 periodical issue 1997 pg. 13
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    y separately published work icon The Golden Bird : New and Selected Poems Robert Adamson , Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2008 Z1535162 2008 selected work poetry 'The Golden Bird brings together the best of Robert Adamson's work from the last four decades, as well as many superb new poems. Selected and arranged by the author, it provides an accessible introduction to Australia's foremost lyric poet and an insight into the recurring themes that have shaped his remarkable body of work.' (Publisher's blurb) Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2008 pg. 128-129
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    y separately published work icon Black Water : The Poetry of Robert Adamson Robert Adamson , Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2009 Z1567033 2009 selected work poetry

    '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

    Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2009
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    y separately published work icon Sense, Shape, Symbol : An Investigation of Australian Poetry Brian Keyte (editor), Putney : Phoenix Education , 2013 6310209 2013 anthology criticism poetry

    'Sense, Shape, Symbol is an investigation of Australian poetry. It explores the ways in which poets succeed, or fail, in their attempts to bring their experience to life.

    Their primary raw materials are the five senses - sight, sound, smell, taste and touch - the means by which we all experience our world.

    Poets also like to experiment with the shape of their writing, starting with the qualities of vowels and consonants, of syllables, and of rhyme, metre and rhythm.

    Working poets make particular use of the metaphor, of the connections that they suggest between normally unlike things, to express their response to their subject.

    The collection explores the work of five poets who have played an important, influential part in the development of Australian poetry: Judith Wright, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, David Malouf, Les Murray and Mark O’Connor.

    The final chapter looks at some of the common concerns that can create conflict in our lives, such as gender, race, age, and socio-economic status, and other issues that create fear and that encourage hope.

    The collection is intended to allow readers to become familiar with the techniques that poets use, and to develop their own poetic writing in an informed way.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Putney : Phoenix Education , 2013
    pg. 87
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