Internal Weather : In Memory of Randolph Stow single work   poetry   "In the long night, the moon's bent light."
  • Author: Robert Adamson
Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Internal Weather : In Memory of Randolph Stow
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  • Epigraph: In the dry heat / of photography fans - Jeni Olin
  • Speaking to Susan Wyndham, Robert Adamson says, in relation to this poem: 'The landscape begins inside the head, in the great red dirt deserts of his [Stow's] imagination. There are some references to Stow's work as an anthropologist when he was a young man. I wanted to imitate those thought-weaving "brain-waves", using loose sprung rhythm, alliteration and internal rhyme, and then setting the poem in the present as well as the past to create a slightly surreal effect'. (Sydney Morning Herald, 'Spectrum' (12-13 June 2010): 35)

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  • Appears in:
    y The Sydney Morning Herald 12-13 June 2010 Z1698846 2010 newspaper issue 2010 pg. 41 Section: Spectrum
  • Appears in:
    y Cordite Poetry Review Jackpot! vol. 39 no. 0 1 August 2012 Z1877234 2012 periodical issue 2012
  • Appears in:
    y Net Needle Robert Adamson , Chicago : Flood Editions , 2015 7975145 2015 selected work poetry

    ' In The Times Literary Supplement, David Wheatley calls Robert Adamson "one of the finest Australian poets at work today." NET NEEDLE brings together the presiding influences of his life, early and late. He casts an affectionate eye on the Hawkesbury fishermen who "stitched their lives into my days," childhood escapades, lost literary comrades, the light and tides of the river, and the ambiance of his youth. Throughout, he is characteristically attuned to the natural world, sketching encounters both intimate and strange. These are poems of clear-eyed vision and mastery, borne of long experience, alert and at ease. As Michael Palmer observes, "Eye and ear, none better." ' (Publication summary)

    Carlton : Black Inc. , 2015

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