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'UWA Publishing welcomes the return of Australia's most gifted and prodigious poet, Francis Webb, whose work has been out of print for thirty years in collected form.

'This collection of Francis Webb's poems is the first edition to incorporate Webb's final changes - previously ignored by editors - to several of his poems written in 1969.

'Webb wrote on varied subjects: the sea, postwar Australian cities, mental illness, colonial histories as well as religious and political figures, including St Francis and Hitler.

'His poems are written in a range of styles, from humorous short verse to epics and radio plays.

'The book is introduced by award-winning poet Toby Davidson and accompanied by 100 pages of notes drawing on the latest scholarship and commentaries.'

Source: UWA media release, February 2011, http://www.uwap.uwa.edu.au/
Sighted: 01/03/2011

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    • Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: UWA Publishing , 2011 .
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      Extent: 400p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes index; author's notes and notes on the poems.
      • Introduced by Toby Davidson.
      • Publication date: 31 January 2011.
      ISBN: 9781742582689 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Poetry and Confessing : Francis Webb, Vincent Buckley and the Case of Cardinal Mindszenty Andrew Lynch , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Telling Stories : Australian Life and Literature 1935–2012 2013; (p. 174-180)
(Un)Belonging in Australia : Poetry and Nation Lyn McCredden , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 73 no. 1 2013; (p. 40-56)

'What kind of appetite does poetry have for creating new discourses about the nation? This essay will ask if poetry can re-imagine and re-write what are often oppressive and exclusionary national discourses, asking how - historically and in contemporary work - poetry has been concerned with national forms of belonging and unbelonging. Further, the essay will ask whether Australian poetry is able to generate new and even hopeful language in which to think about the nation.' (Author's introduction)

Francis Webb and the 1960s Toby Davidson , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 27 no. 1 2013; (p. 19-24)
After seven years in England, Francis Webb (1925-1973) flew back to Australia in November 1960. While his English experience was a chequered one characterized by various experiences of institutionalization, his final four years in the Norfolk region permitted him some freedom of movement and creative inspiration through the area's medieval roots, which for the poet were also ancestral, his great-grandfather hailing from Yarmouth. Here, Davidson traces Webb's physical and poetic return to Australia through biographical sources, including newly published accounts by his friend Sr. Pauline Fitz-Walter and his direct influence on two Generation of 68 luminaries, Bruce Beaver (1928-2004) and Robert Adamson (1943-).' (Editor's abstract)
'Of Pain's Amalgam with Gold' Michael Joseph Griffith , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 26 no. 1 2012; (p. 112-114)

— Review of Collected Poems : Francis Webb Francis Webb , 2011 collected work poetry
Untitled Craig Powell , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 71 no. 3 2011; (p. 221-226)

— Review of Collected Poems : Francis Webb Francis Webb , 2011 collected work poetry
'Like Animals in a Zoo' Geoffrey Lehmann , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2-3 April 2011; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Collected Poems : Francis Webb Francis Webb , 2011 collected work poetry
Welcome Back to Webb's Work Geoff Page , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 April 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of Collected Poems : Francis Webb Francis Webb , 2011 collected work poetry
Webb the Magician Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 331 2011; (p. 17-19)

— Review of Collected Poems : Francis Webb Francis Webb , 2011 collected work poetry
Celebration of Brilliance Bernadette Brennan , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 May 2011; (p. 39)

— Review of Collected Poems : Francis Webb Francis Webb , 2011 collected work poetry
Sometimes Difficult, Always Diverse : Aspects of Contemporary Australian Poetry 2010-11 Paul Hetherington , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 56 no. 1 2011; (p. 50-66)

— Review of Ashes in the Air Ali Alizadeh , 2011 selected work poetry ; Pebbles on the Roof Merle Goldsmith , 2009 selected work poetry ; Carnival Edge : New and Selected Poems Katherine Gallagher , 2010 selected work poetry ; Glass Clouds Grant Caldwell , 2010 selected work poetry ; I Painted Unafraid Robyn Cadwallader , 2010 selected work poetry ; Burning Bright Caroline Caddy , 2010 selected work poetry ; An Absence of Saints Rosanna Licari , 2010 selected work poetry ; Chemistry Jamie King-Holden , 2011 selected work poetry ; Lines for Birds : Poems and Paintings Barry Hill , 2011 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems of Dorothy Hewett Dorothy Hewett , 2010 selected work poetry ; Acts of Defiance : New and Selected Poems Dennis Haskell , 2010 selected work poetry ; News of the Insect World : And Other Poems Susan Hampton , 2009 selected work poetry ; Graphic : Two Sequences David McCooey , 2010 selected work poetry ; The Drunken Elk Shane McCauley , 2010 selected work poetry ; Possession : Poems about the Voyage of Lt James Cook in The Endeavour 1768-1771 Anna Nicholson , 2010 selected work poetry ; The West : Australian Poems 1989-2009 John Mateer , 2010 selected work poetry ; La, La, La Tatjana Lukic , 2009 selected work poetry ; Porch Music Cameron Lowe , 2010 selected work poetry ; Postcards from the Centre Ron Pretty , 2010 selected work poetry ; Swallow Claire Potter , 2010 selected work poetry ; Little River James Quinton , 2010 selected work poetry ; Where N Equals a Determinacy of Poetry Scott-Patrick Mitchell , 2010 selected work poetry ; Heartscapes Kaye Mill , 2010 selected work poetry ; Green Hair Susan McMichael , 2010 selected work poetry ; Starlight : 150 Poems John Tranter , 2010 selected work poetry ; The Gossip and the Wine Peter Steele , 2011 selected work poetry ; The Geometry of Flight Angela Smith , 2010 selected work poetry ; Keepers Philip Salom , 2010 selected work poetry ; Seasons of Doubt and Burning : New and​ Selected Poems Robyn Rowland , 2010 selected work poetry ; Time Will Tell Emma Rooksby , 2010 selected work poetry ; New Selected Poems : A Collection of Flowers : 1967-2009 Edwin Wilson , 2010 selected work poetry ; Collected Poems : Francis Webb Francis Webb , 2011 collected work poetry
Reading Post-Colonial Australia Bill Ashcroft , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature 2010; (p. 15-37)
Breath, Laughter, Creation : Launches, Reviews and Errata for Francis Webb Collected Poems Toby Davidson , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Island , Spring no. 126 2011; (p. 132-138)
'One of the paradoxes of any collected poems edition is that it is only complete once in the hands of its readers, yet readers have their own visions of completeness which may outflank those of the editor. In such cases, an editor should immediately and publicly respond, which is my duty here with respect to Francis Webb Collected Poems (UWA Publishing, 2011). I will also touch on reviews and performances of Webbs's work that have proliferated since the book's first launch at the Perth Writer's Festival.' (Author's introduction, p. 132)
Francis Webb and the 1960s Toby Davidson , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 27 no. 1 2013; (p. 19-24)
After seven years in England, Francis Webb (1925-1973) flew back to Australia in November 1960. While his English experience was a chequered one characterized by various experiences of institutionalization, his final four years in the Norfolk region permitted him some freedom of movement and creative inspiration through the area's medieval roots, which for the poet were also ancestral, his great-grandfather hailing from Yarmouth. Here, Davidson traces Webb's physical and poetic return to Australia through biographical sources, including newly published accounts by his friend Sr. Pauline Fitz-Walter and his direct influence on two Generation of 68 luminaries, Bruce Beaver (1928-2004) and Robert Adamson (1943-).' (Editor's abstract)
(Un)Belonging in Australia : Poetry and Nation Lyn McCredden , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 73 no. 1 2013; (p. 40-56)

'What kind of appetite does poetry have for creating new discourses about the nation? This essay will ask if poetry can re-imagine and re-write what are often oppressive and exclusionary national discourses, asking how - historically and in contemporary work - poetry has been concerned with national forms of belonging and unbelonging. Further, the essay will ask whether Australian poetry is able to generate new and even hopeful language in which to think about the nation.' (Author's introduction)

Poetry and Confessing : Francis Webb, Vincent Buckley and the Case of Cardinal Mindszenty Andrew Lynch , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Telling Stories : Australian Life and Literature 1935–2012 2013; (p. 174-180)
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