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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Explorations In Australian Poetry
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'This book is an anthology of essays exploring diverse issues in Australian poetry through critical perceptions of scholars in India as well as overseas. Besides, discussing the artistic and aesthetic aspects of Australian verse, these essays reflect on issues of national identity and representation, nature, space, environment, globalization and multiculturalism in the context of Australia. Some of the essays also bring to fore the comparative perspective of Australia and India as emerging multicultural / multiethnic nation in today's fast globalizing world. The papers / essays have been contributed by scholars like Nathanael O'Reilly (q.v.), Jayne Fenton Keane (q.v.), Peter Nicholson (q.v.), Phillip A. Eills, Pradip K. Patra (q.v.), Tanushree Nayak and editor of the anthology, Kanwar Dinesh Singh.'

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* Contents derived from the New Delhi,
South Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Sarup , 2010 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Australian Poetry : Reflections on Nature, Space and Identity, Jayne Fenton-Keane , single work criticism
Jayne Fenton Keane's essay presents an overview of the many treatments of nature rendered by a host of contemporary Australian poets. (v)
(p. 1-40)
Beyond Beaches, Bushes and Backwoods : Issues of National Identity and Representation in Modern Australian Poetry, Kanwar Dinesh Singh , single work criticism
In this essay, Singh discusses 'how Australian poets show a detour from the elaborate descriptions of the Australian landscape to its representation as a new nation with plurality of peoples and cultures - a multicultural nation..' (vi.)
(p. 41-57)
Constellating an Unconstellated Star : Christopher Brennan's Relationships with Australian Poetry and Poets, Phillip A Ellis , single work criticism
Phillip A. Ellis's essay 'looks at poet Christopher Brennan's relationships, and his influence, as both subject of critical and scholarly material.' (vii)
(p. 58-79)
Ern Malley : Doppelganger in the Desert, Peter Nicholson , single work criticism
Peter Nicholson's essay 'assays the curious case of Ern Malley, an entirely fictional poet, invented in 1943 to expose what the perpetrators thought of as Modernism's foolishness. Nicholson observes that the Ern Malley affair, as it has come to be known does show a certain propensity for literary politicking and obstructionism that has not been without subsequent issue.' (x)
(p. 80-88)
Wet, Wicked and Wild : Manifestations of Heat in Kevin Hart's Poetry, Nathanael O'Reilly , single work criticism
Nathaneal O'Reilly's essay 'examines how since Hart's first days in Australia, poetry, heat, summer and sex have been intertwined in his psyche.' (ix)
(p. 89-100)
The 'I' of My Poems : The Poet and the Poetic Self in David Brooks' Poetry, Phillip A Ellis , single work criticism
'Phillip A. Ellis' essay 'studies how David Brooks has developed the use of a poetic self in his poetry. It sees some of its strategies that the poet uses with the poetic 'I', and also sees how the poetic 'I' becomes constructed as part of a universalised self, arising out of the details of the poet so that we understand more about that difference between the poet and the poetic 'I' than taking it as a self-evident, and unreflected truism.' (ix-x)
(p. 101-112)
'The Commonwealth of Manu' : Ancient Indian Concept in Les Murray's Vision of Future Australia, Kanwar Dinesh Singh , single work criticism
Kanwar Dinesh Singh's essay 'studies how Les Murray's poetry represents a sense of Australianness, which is characterised by the concept of convergence of diverse cultures, ideologies, value systems and societal mores, quite akin to the heterogeneous and composite culture and social texture of the Indian nation.' (Author's abstract)
(p. 113-129)
Globalization and Poetic Sensibility : A Comparative Study of the Poems of Robert Adamson and Jayanta Mahapatra, Pradip Kumar Patra , single work criticism
Padrip Kumar Patra's essay 'compares Robert Adamson and Jayanta Mahapatra. According to Patra, both the poets have taken poetry to a height where art, life and self-awareness merge with each other.' (xi)
(p. 130-138)
Human Experiences in Most Pictorial Form : A Comparative Study of the Selected Poems of A. D. Hope and Jayanta Mahapatra, Tanushree Nayak Patra , single work criticism
Tanushree Nayak Patra's essay 'examines comparatively the poetry of A. D. Hope and Jayanta Mahapatra. According to Tanushree, though they belong to different climes and cultures - Australia and India, they have certain points in common while certain others in divergence.' (xii)
(p. 139-150)

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Overflow Rosemary Sorensen , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18-19 September 2010; (p. 19)
Overflow Rosemary Sorensen , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18-19 September 2010; (p. 19)
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