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  • Author:agent Mark O'Connor http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/o-connor-mark
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Pilbara
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'Pilbara alternates brief informative prose with bursts of magnificent free-verse lyric. O'Connor's gift is for bringing a large array of knowledge to bear in observations of delicate precision, combining awe with a quiet humour. The vastness of Western Australia's dry Pilbara is perceived in these poems, yet not allowed to dominate over its nooks and intimacies - the lives of birds, flowers, trees, and the unexpectedness of water.

'The 3.65 billion-year geological history of some of the oldest solidified land surfaces on our planet forms an underpinning. The work effortlessly takes in pre-history, history and ecology, along with current human realities like mining and grazing.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: The following was sequence was written on a Winter-Spring expedition through the Pilbara with my friend Andrew Glikson, geologist and poet, who generously shared with me his decades of experience of the region. This book is dedicated to him.

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Works about this Work

Taller When Prone by Les Murray and Pilbara by Mark O'Connor Meriel Griffiths , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Indigo , Summer no. 6 2011; (p. 132-134)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray , 2010 selected work poetry ; Pilbara Mark O'Connor , 2009 selected work poetry
Poetry Survey Jesse Shipway , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Summer no. 123 2010; (p. 57-59)

— Review of A Locale of the Cosmos Homer Manfred Rieth , 2006 single work poetry ; Pilbara Mark O'Connor , 2009 selected work poetry
[Review] Marriage for Beginners : And Other Poems [and] Pilbara Heather Taylor Johnson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Wet Ink , June no. 19 2010; (p. 60-61)

— Review of Marriage for Beginners : And Other Poems Catherine Bateson , 2009 selected work poetry ; Pilbara Mark O'Connor , 2009 selected work poetry
In Praise of the Natural World's Evanescent Beauty Peter Pierce , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 January 2010; (p. 11)

— Review of News of the Insect World : And Other Poems Susan Hampton , 2009 selected work poetry ; Pilbara Mark O'Connor , 2009 selected work poetry
In Praise of the Natural World's Evanescent Beauty Peter Pierce , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 January 2010; (p. 11)

— Review of News of the Insect World : And Other Poems Susan Hampton , 2009 selected work poetry ; Pilbara Mark O'Connor , 2009 selected work poetry
[Review] Marriage for Beginners : And Other Poems [and] Pilbara Heather Taylor Johnson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Wet Ink , June no. 19 2010; (p. 60-61)

— Review of Marriage for Beginners : And Other Poems Catherine Bateson , 2009 selected work poetry ; Pilbara Mark O'Connor , 2009 selected work poetry
Poetry Survey Jesse Shipway , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Summer no. 123 2010; (p. 57-59)

— Review of A Locale of the Cosmos Homer Manfred Rieth , 2006 single work poetry ; Pilbara Mark O'Connor , 2009 selected work poetry
Taller When Prone by Les Murray and Pilbara by Mark O'Connor Meriel Griffiths , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Indigo , Summer no. 6 2011; (p. 132-134)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray , 2010 selected work poetry ; Pilbara Mark O'Connor , 2009 selected work poetry
Last amended 29 Mar 2010 08:54:51
Subjects:
  • Pilbara area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
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