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Issue Details: First known date: 1943... 1943 With the First Soft Rain
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Cosmopolitan Jindyworobak : Flexmore Hudson, Nationalism and World-Mindedness Jayne Regan , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 15 no. 3 2015;
'Poet, editor, and school teacher Flexmore Hudson is best remembered as a long time, if sometimes reluctant, supporter of Rex Ingamells’ Jindyworobak Movement. However, unlike many of his nationalist counterparts, Hudson was interested in internationalism and the encouragement of ‘self-conscious world citizens.’ In 1947 Hudson was writing the educational comic Discovery, which he would later describe as ‘hack work’, in a failed attempt to keep his highbrow magazine Poetry financially afloat. Though Hudson was doubtful of the literary merit of Discovery, both texts show signs of his concerted effort to promote respect and communication between people ‘regardless of their colour, race or religion.’ This paper will use a range of Hudson’s little studied literary output to demonstrate his simultaneous support for ‘world-mindedness’ and the Jindyworobaks. Though this double allegiance yielded tension, Hudson took advantage of the ideological intersection that saw the environment become crucial to both nationalism and new world-minded thinking. Hudson’s overtly ‘placed’ poetry, written while a resident of rural South Australia, resonated with the Jindyworobak call for literary attention to ‘environmental values’ and gave him a curious advantage as an adherent of world-mindedness.' (Publication abstract)
y separately published work icon Flexmore Hudson Paul Depasquale , Seacombe Gardens : Pioneer Books , 1981 Z141572 1981 single work criticism
Untitled 1944 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 5 February 1944; (p. 71)

— Review of With the First Soft Rain Flexmore Hudson , 1943 selected work poetry
Some Australian Poets and War M. Hagney , 1944 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 5 no. 1 1944; (p. 51-52)

— Review of Content are the Quiet Ranges Rex Ingamells , 1943 selected work poetry ; Columbus Goes West William Hart-Smith , 1943 selected work poetry ; The Australian Dream 1943 sequence poetry ; Their Seven Stars Unseen Ian Mudie , 1943 selected work poetry ; Indelible Voices : A Poem Flexmore Hudson , 1943 single work poetry ; With the First Soft Rain Flexmore Hudson , 1943 selected work poetry
Untitled Marcie Collett , 1943 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Quarterly , vol. 15 no. 4 1943; (p. 115-116)

— Review of With the First Soft Rain Flexmore Hudson , 1943 selected work poetry
Some Australian Poets and War M. Hagney , 1944 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 5 no. 1 1944; (p. 51-52)

— Review of Content are the Quiet Ranges Rex Ingamells , 1943 selected work poetry ; Columbus Goes West William Hart-Smith , 1943 selected work poetry ; The Australian Dream 1943 sequence poetry ; Their Seven Stars Unseen Ian Mudie , 1943 selected work poetry ; Indelible Voices : A Poem Flexmore Hudson , 1943 single work poetry ; With the First Soft Rain Flexmore Hudson , 1943 selected work poetry
Untitled Dorothy Auchterlonie , 1943 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin Papers , Summer vol. 2 no. 4 1943; (p. 56)

— Review of The Road to Kokoda and Other Verses Gwen Bessell-Browne , 1943 selected work poetry ; With the First Soft Rain Flexmore Hudson , 1943 selected work poetry ; Columbus Goes West William Hart-Smith , 1943 selected work poetry ; Sagitta Says Enid Moodie Heddle , 1943 selected work poetry ; Things You See When You Haven't Got a Gun Harry Hooton , 1943 selected work poetry prose
Untitled Marcie Collett , 1943 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Quarterly , vol. 15 no. 4 1943; (p. 115-116)

— Review of With the First Soft Rain Flexmore Hudson , 1943 selected work poetry
Untitled 1944 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 5 February 1944; (p. 71)

— Review of With the First Soft Rain Flexmore Hudson , 1943 selected work poetry
y separately published work icon Flexmore Hudson Paul Depasquale , Seacombe Gardens : Pioneer Books , 1981 Z141572 1981 single work criticism
Cosmopolitan Jindyworobak : Flexmore Hudson, Nationalism and World-Mindedness Jayne Regan , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 15 no. 3 2015;
'Poet, editor, and school teacher Flexmore Hudson is best remembered as a long time, if sometimes reluctant, supporter of Rex Ingamells’ Jindyworobak Movement. However, unlike many of his nationalist counterparts, Hudson was interested in internationalism and the encouragement of ‘self-conscious world citizens.’ In 1947 Hudson was writing the educational comic Discovery, which he would later describe as ‘hack work’, in a failed attempt to keep his highbrow magazine Poetry financially afloat. Though Hudson was doubtful of the literary merit of Discovery, both texts show signs of his concerted effort to promote respect and communication between people ‘regardless of their colour, race or religion.’ This paper will use a range of Hudson’s little studied literary output to demonstrate his simultaneous support for ‘world-mindedness’ and the Jindyworobaks. Though this double allegiance yielded tension, Hudson took advantage of the ideological intersection that saw the environment become crucial to both nationalism and new world-minded thinking. Hudson’s overtly ‘placed’ poetry, written while a resident of rural South Australia, resonated with the Jindyworobak call for literary attention to ‘environmental values’ and gave him a curious advantage as an adherent of world-mindedness.' (Publication abstract)
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