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Issue Details: First known date: 1990... 1990 A Human Pattern : Selected Poems
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'Judith Wright's own definitive selection of her poetry, covering the best and most memorable of her remarkable oeuvre.

'From the elegant and moving precision of the first collection, The Moving Image (1946), to the political passion of Phantom Dwelling (1985), Wright's poetry speaks with intelligence and courage - and gracefully sensuous imagery.

'Forty years of poetic production from Australia's best-loved poet.' (Publication summary)

Contents

* Contents derived from the North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1990 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Company of Loversi"We meet and part now over all the world;", Judith Wright , 1942 single work poetry war literature (p. 2)
Bora Ringi"The song is gone; the dance", Judith Wright , 1944 single work poetry (p. 2-3)
Blue Arabi"The small blue Arab stallion dances on the hill", Judith Wright , 1946 single work poetry (p. 3)
Trapped Dingoi"So here, twisted in steel, and spoiled with red", Judith Wright , 1944 single work poetry (p. 3-4)
Remittance Mani"The spendthrift, disinherited and graceless,", Judith Wright , 1944 single work poetry (p. 4-5)
Soldier's Farmi"This ploughland drifted with the smoke of dreams,", Judith Wright , 1943 single work poetry (p. 5)
The Trainsi"Tunnelling through the night, the trains pass", Judith Wright , 1943 single work poetry war literature (p. 5-6)
The Idleri"The treasure islands were his desired landfall:", Judith Wright , 1944 single work poetry (p. 6-7)
The Hawthorn Hedgei"How long ago she planted the hawthorn hedge-", Judith Wright , 1945 single work poetry (p. 7)
Nigger's Leap : New Englandi"The eastward spurs tip backward from the sun.", Judith Wright , 1945 single work poetry (p. 8)
Bullockyi"Beside his heavy-shouldered team,", Judith Wright , 1944 single work poetry (p. 9)
Brother and Sistersi"The road turned out to be a cul-de-sac;", Judith Wright , 1944 single work poetry (p. 10)
South of My Daysi"South of my days' circle, part of my blood's country,", Judith Wright , 1945 single work poetry (p. 11-12)
The Surferi"He thrust his joy against the weight of the sea,", Judith Wright , 1945 single work poetry (p. 12)
For New Englandi"Your trees, the homesick and the swarthy native,", Judith Wright , 1944 single work poetry (p. 13-14)
The Moving Imagei"Here is the same clock that walked quietly", Judith Wright , 1945 single work poetry (p. 14-17)
Woman to Mani"The eyeless labourer in the night,", Judith Wright , 1946 single work poetry (p. 20)
Woman's Songi"O move in me, my darling,", Judith Wright , 1947 single work poetry (p. 20-21)
Woman to Childi"You who were darkness warmed my flesh", Judith Wright , 1946 single work poetry (p. 21-22)
Conch-Shelli"Virgin and clean the house is washed, and empty", Judith Wright , 1946 single work poetry (p. 22)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Carcanet ,
      1992 .
      Extent: 242p.
      ISBN: 0856359920
    • Kings Cross, Kings Cross area, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: ETT Imprint , 1996 .
      Extent: 242p.
      ISBN: 0207164843
    • Manchester,
      c
      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Fyfield Books ,
      2010 .
      Extent: xxvii, 242 p.p.
      Note/s:
      • With an introduction by John Kinsella
      ISBN: 9781847770516 (pbk.), 1847770517 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Wright Vociferous – ‘Birds’ and ‘Skins’ – Physiognomy, Identity and the Wild Spoken Word Meredith Wattison , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 February no. 84 2018;

'On 23 November, 2017 at the NSW Writers’ Centre in the Sydney suburb of Rozelle, poets Amanda Stewart, Nick Keys, Peter Minter, Michael Farrell and myself presented ‘The Centre For Deep Reading’s Talking Writing: Wrighting’ in the Judith Wright Room. Minter acknowledged this Wangal and Gadigal country. We each spoke for 15 minutes on Wright, and each did a mini-read of our own poems that reacted to or expanded on Wright’s work.' (Introduction)

Untitled Beverley Bie Brahic , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Poetry , February vol. 197 no. 5 2011; (p. 425-427, 447)

— Review of A Human Pattern : Selected Poems Judith Wright , 1990 selected work poetry
Australian Poetry : Reflections on Nature, Space and Identity Jayne Fenton-Keane , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Explorations In Australian Poetry 2010; (p. 1-40)
Jayne Fenton Keane's essay presents an overview of the many treatments of nature rendered by a host of contemporary Australian poets. (v)
Introduction to the Post-Pastoral in Australian Poetry Tom Wilson , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Landscapes , Autumn vol. 3 no. 1 2009; (p. 1-17)
This essay reflects 'on the notion of a progressive imaginative vision of Australians living with their land, along the way considering a range of Australian poems and literary figures.' Wilson seeks 'realistic, celebratory visions of contemporary Australians living in their home. Specifically...the post-pastoral in Australian poetry.' (p. 1)
y separately published work icon Judith Wright Jennifer Strauss , South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1995 Z451414 1995 single work criticism
Untitled Beverley Bie Brahic , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Poetry , February vol. 197 no. 5 2011; (p. 425-427, 447)

— Review of A Human Pattern : Selected Poems Judith Wright , 1990 selected work poetry
The Pattern of Experience Carol Treloar , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 March 1990; (p. 17)

— Review of From the Midnight Courtyard Elizabeth Riddell , 1989 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems Robert Gray , 1990 selected work poetry ; Fingerprints on Light Jan Owen , 1990 selected work poetry ; Animal Warmth Philip Hodgins , 1990 selected work poetry ; After the War: Poems Lily Brett , 1990 selected work poetry ; Singing the Snake : Poems from the Western Desert 1979-1988 Billy Marshall-Stoneking , 1990 selected work poetry ; A Human Pattern : Selected Poems Judith Wright , 1990 selected work poetry
Quick Looks Graham Clark , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 March 1990; (p. wkd 6)

— Review of A Human Pattern : Selected Poems Judith Wright , 1990 selected work poetry
Poetry and the Endangered Species Heather Cam , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 April 1990; (p. 74)

— Review of A Human Pattern : Selected Poems Judith Wright , 1990 selected work poetry ; The Shed Manifesto : Poems Tony Lintermans , 1989 selected work poetry ; Skywriting Poems 1985-1988 Jamie Grant , 1989 selected work poetry ; Conversing with Stones Mark Miller , 1989 selected work poetry
Keeping up with the Joneses in the Technology Race Penelope Nelson , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 5-6 May 1990; (p. 8)

— Review of A Human Pattern : Selected Poems Judith Wright , 1990 selected work poetry ; Prints in the Valley Robert Carter , 1989 single work novel
Love, Loss, Anger: A Human Pattern Fiona Capp , 1990 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Herald , 3 June 1990; (p. 32)
Introduction to the Post-Pastoral in Australian Poetry Tom Wilson , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Landscapes , Autumn vol. 3 no. 1 2009; (p. 1-17)
This essay reflects 'on the notion of a progressive imaginative vision of Australians living with their land, along the way considering a range of Australian poems and literary figures.' Wilson seeks 'realistic, celebratory visions of contemporary Australians living in their home. Specifically...the post-pastoral in Australian poetry.' (p. 1)
Australian Poetry : Reflections on Nature, Space and Identity Jayne Fenton-Keane , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Explorations In Australian Poetry 2010; (p. 1-40)
Jayne Fenton Keane's essay presents an overview of the many treatments of nature rendered by a host of contemporary Australian poets. (v)
Judith Wright: A Written Interview Carolyn Masel , Michael Schmidt , 1992 single work interview
— Appears in: PN Review , vol. 19 no. 1 1992; (p. 311-330) Outrider : A Journal of Multicultural Literature in Australia , vol. 10 no. 1993; (p. 311-330)
y separately published work icon Judith Wright Jennifer Strauss , South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1995 Z451414 1995 single work criticism
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