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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... vol. 17 no. 1/2 Summer/Autumn 2010 of Five Bells est. 1994 Five Bells
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Poetry and History : Australian History in Poetry, Elizabeth Webby , 2010 single work criticism

'During the nineteenth century, history and the higher forms of art were seen as going hand in hand. The 'history picture,' involving a large-scale depiction of a well-known historical event, was regarded as much more prestigious than a portrait or landscape; tragedies were always set in the past and Sir Walter Scott, it was claimed, made the novel respectable by making it historical. Poets were not immune from this contagion, especially as writing a long poem was still believed to be the way in which a poet could truly prove his worth (gender not really coming into it then). Nineteenth-century Australian poets naturally went along with these notions, producing tragedies set in ancient Rome or, at the latest, Elizabeth England. Charles Harpur, as the self-proclaimed first national Australian poet, initially tried to break with tradition, writing a tragedy about a bushranger and an epic about exploration. Successive revisions of The Creek of the Four Graves, however, show him introducing increasingly archaic language in an effort to provide historical distance. And even Harpur later chose non-Australian topics for his long poem Genius Lost, about Thomas Chatterton, and The Witch of Hebron : a Rabbinical Legend.' (p. 13)

(p. 13-18)
Poetry and History Interviews : The Words to Say It : Benito Di Fonzo, Angela Stretch (interviewer), 2010 single work interview (p. 20-22)
Rum and Heroini"There's a body in the front room blue as a violet cortege,", Benito Di Fonzo , 2000 single work poetry (p. 23)
Poetry and History Interviews : The Words to Say It, Angela Stretch (interviewer), 2010 single work interview (p. 25-27)
Empty Coffins to Godi"Until nations unite in peace", Chafic Ataya , 2010 single work poetry (p. 28)
Wind over Water : The Fourth Haiku Pacific Rim Conference, Beverley George , 2010 single work criticism
A report of the fourth haiku Pacific Rim Conference held on the 22nd to 25th September, 2009, at Terrigal, Australia.
(p. 45-49)
To Develop a Readership : A Response to John Leonard, Ron Pretty , 2010 single work criticism (p. 51-58)
Sixth International Tanka Festival, Tokyo, October 10-12, 2009 : An Australian Perspective, Beverley George , 2010 single work criticism
This criticism reports on the Sixth International Tanka Festival, Tokyo, October 10-12, 2009
(p. 59-62)
How Poets Work : Kerry Leves, Kerry Leves , 2010 single work autobiography (p. 63-68)
To Be Eaten by Mice, Jane Williams , 2010 single work review
— Review of To Be Eaten By Mice Robyn Mathison , 2009 selected work poetry ;
(p. 69)
Mother Sits with Mei"Mother sits with me in my room", Robyn Mathison , 2010 single work poetry (p. 69)
Hooligani"Hooligan", Maryanne Sansom , 2010 single work poetry (p. 70)
Calfi"I first saw birth at thirteen in a Cheshire cowshed.", John Wright , 2010 single work poetry (p. 71)
Primo Levi's Precisioni"Down the stairwell, three storeys down.", Graham Rowlands , 2010 single work poetry (p. 72)
Convalescing in Athensi"Discharged, alone and broke, I was,", Graeme Hetherington , 2010 single work poetry (p. 72-73)
The General and the Deadi"night, a murder of voices, soughing across the water-", Charles D'Anastasi , 2010 single work poetry (p. 73)
Watching the World Turni"It was 3:27PM, and", Ben Knight , 2010 single work poetry (p. 74)
Dolphins at Nooni"In shadowy lunchtime light, at the corner table,", Michael Robinson , 2010 single work poetry (p. 75)
Yer Mad Bastardi"Yer shout", Lawrence Walker , 2010 single work poetry (p. 76-77)
Some Days I Wear My Bodyi"Like someone else's suit.", Mark Tredinnick , 2010 single work poetry (p. 77)

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