AustLit logo
image of person or book cover 993336769288785422.jpg
Image courtesy of publisher's website.
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Out of the Box : Contemporary Australian Gay and Lesbian Poets
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

Notes

  • 'The first contemporary book of its kind: poems by gay and lesbian poets writing now in the freedoms and dangers of the 21st century. Out of the Box features new poems by David Malouf and Dorothy Porter and introduces new poets Maria Zajkowski and Scott-Patrick Mitchell, not to mention the free ranging poets in between. Poems of love, violence, sex and experiment, with just enough everyday life to keep you grounded.'

    Source: Inbooks (distributor's) website: http://www.inbooks.com.au
    Sighted: 04/01/2010

  • Book launched in Sydney as part of the New Mardi Gras program by retired High Court judge the Hon. Michael Kirby and academic Anna Gibbs, York Theatre Foyer, Seymour Centre, 26 February 2010.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Glebe, Glebe - Leichhardt - Balmain area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,:Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Vingtieme siecle 20th Centuryi"When the couch became a sofa", Pamela Brown , single work poetry (p. 31)
A History Lessoni"Sweaty after a bout the young prince towels his body,", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 32-33)
About the Selfi"I'm somewhere near the Norfolk coast", Martin Harrison , single work poetry (p. 34-35)
Aerial Photographyi"i roll the thin white paper blind", Joanne Burns , single work poetry (p. 36-39)
Alabaster Butch:i"biceps hulk like cartoon fresco", Keri Glastonbury , single work poetry (p. 40)
All the Way to Chynai"this postmodern amazon", Louise Wakeling , single work poetry (p. 41-43)
Along the Coasti"Bodies like water breaking on the shore", Martin Harrison , single work poetry (p. 44-45)
Always Openi"Curtains drawn and you stayed here", Bel Schenk , single work poetry (p. 46)
Bagboyi"he knew the butt tattoo his friend had but said nothing", Michael Farrell , single work poetry (p. 48)
Bel Cantoi"moments intervening", Angela Gardner , single work poetry (p. 49)
Bronzewings with Lightningi"The bronzewings", Martin Harrison , single work poetry (p. 50-54)
Cathedrals in Their Middle Agei"cathedrals in their middle age", Stephen J. Williams , single work poetry (p. 55-56)
Cold Mountaini"After four years we meet by accident", Tim Denoon , single work poetry (p. 57)
Collectionsi"Summer is very large and cinemas fill with stone", Jill Jones , single work poetry (p. 58)
Colour 1962 - 2003i"Somewhere in the colour of sleep is a shade of you.", Maria Zajkowski , single work poetry (p. 59)
Coorong Mulletsi"Fat day, Policeman Point,", Maria Zajkowski , single work poetry (p. 60-61)
Darlinghurst Roadi"The hotel is grey and expensive", Tim Denoon , single work poetry (p. 62)
Dear Sir Madam,i"It has been drawn to our attention that Oskar Panizza", Chris Edwards , single work poetry (p. 63-64)
Death in Marina Romeai"on the via delle Sophore", Louise Wakeling , single work poetry (p. 65-66)
Defrosteri"The broken sections of a tone poem", Danny Gentile , single work poetry (p. 67)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Glebe, Glebe - Leichhardt - Balmain area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,: Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 .
      image of person or book cover 993336769288785422.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 214p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-214).
      ISBN: 9781921450280

Works about this Work

Review : Out of the Box and Valence Bronwyn Lacken , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 8 no. 1 2014;

— Review of Out of the Box : Contemporary Australian Gay and Lesbian Poets 2009 anthology poetry ; Valence : Considering War through Poetry and Theory Susan Hawthorne , 2011 single work poetry
Anthologies and the Anti-Republic of Australian Gay and Lesbian Poetry Ann Vickery , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Republics of Letters : Literary Communities in Australia 2012; (p. 257-266)
'Anne Vickery...traces how, since the 1980s, periodicals and anthologies have enabled a protean space in which forms of gay and lesbian poetic community have come into being. Historically, queer subcultures have been 'hermetic', lacking an open speaking position within heteronormative society, and Vickery proposes that his place of negativity in relation to the straight world 'may find affinity with poetry's notorious obscurity'. (Kirkpatrick, Peter and Dixon, Robert: Introduction xviii)
Bright Stars Donna Ward , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Sotto , August-September 2012;
Michael Farrell and Jill Jones (eds.) : Out of the Box: Contemporary Australian Gay and Lesbian Poets Martin Duwell , 2010 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Review , vol. 5 no. 2010;

— Review of Out of the Box : Contemporary Australian Gay and Lesbian Poets 2009 anthology poetry
A Poetic Word on Gay Spirituality Will Day , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 12 March vol. 20 no. 4 2010;

— Review of Out of the Box : Contemporary Australian Gay and Lesbian Poets 2009 anthology poetry
Vital to the Literary Culture David McCooey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 February 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of Out of the Box : Contemporary Australian Gay and Lesbian Poets 2009 anthology poetry ; The Puncher & Wattmann Anthology of Australian Poetry 2009 anthology poetry
Collections Shine New Light on Poets David McCooey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 March 2010; (p. 33)

— Review of Out of the Box : Contemporary Australian Gay and Lesbian Poets 2009 anthology poetry ; The Puncher & Wattmann Anthology of Australian Poetry 2009 anthology poetry
'Good Heavens Not Ronald' Gregory Kratzmann , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 320 2010; (p. 45-46)

— Review of Out of the Box : Contemporary Australian Gay and Lesbian Poets 2009 anthology poetry
A Poetic Word on Gay Spirituality Will Day , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 12 March vol. 20 no. 4 2010;

— Review of Out of the Box : Contemporary Australian Gay and Lesbian Poets 2009 anthology poetry
Michael Farrell and Jill Jones (eds.) : Out of the Box: Contemporary Australian Gay and Lesbian Poets Martin Duwell , 2010 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Review , vol. 5 no. 2010;

— Review of Out of the Box : Contemporary Australian Gay and Lesbian Poets 2009 anthology poetry
Anthologies and the Anti-Republic of Australian Gay and Lesbian Poetry Ann Vickery , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Republics of Letters : Literary Communities in Australia 2012; (p. 257-266)
'Anne Vickery...traces how, since the 1980s, periodicals and anthologies have enabled a protean space in which forms of gay and lesbian poetic community have come into being. Historically, queer subcultures have been 'hermetic', lacking an open speaking position within heteronormative society, and Vickery proposes that his place of negativity in relation to the straight world 'may find affinity with poetry's notorious obscurity'. (Kirkpatrick, Peter and Dixon, Robert: Introduction xviii)
Bright Stars Donna Ward , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Sotto , August-September 2012;
Last amended 29 Apr 2016 13:08:07
X