AustLit logo
y separately published work icon Swallow selected work   poetry  
Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Swallow
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Composed of four sections beginning with the persona of a fabled sea-diver clutching seaweed in her hands and culminating in the wing-beat of a giant kinetic bird, Swallow expands the mythological flight of a migratory bird into a credence of vagrancy, refracted through images drawn from tides, letters, beehives and oranges. These poems are bites of empty sky brimming with the tension of a lightning storm. Swallow has all the sensuousness of Potter's earlier work; her poems are beautifully wrought, resounding.' -- (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my mother, Diana
  • Epigraph:

    Where I could not follow
    With wing of swallow

    Thomas Hardy, 'The Going'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Parkville, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Five Islands Press , 2010 .
      Extent: 81p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 79-81)
      ISBN: 9780734041593

Works about this Work

Dwelling in Multiple Possibilities Sarah Holland-Batt , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Long Paddock , vol. 72 no. 1 2012;

— Review of Swallow Claire Potter , 2010 selected work poetry ; Porch Music Cameron Lowe , 2010 selected work poetry
Poetry Review Sarah Day , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Spring no. 126 2011;

— Review of Possession : Poems about the Voyage of Lt James Cook in The Endeavour 1768-1771 Anna Nicholson , 2010 selected work poetry ; Patience, Mutiny L. K. Holt , 2010 selected work poetry ; The Simplified World Petra White , 2010 selected work poetry ; Swallow Claire Potter , 2010 selected 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
Swallow Sandra Burr , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , April vol. 15 no. 1 2011;

— Review of Swallow Claire Potter , 2010 selected work poetry
Phillip Ellis Reviews Swallow by Claire Potter Phillip A Ellis , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , May no. 9 2011;

— Review of Swallow Claire Potter , 2010 selected work poetry
Pleasures and Risks Geoff Page , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 May 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of Swallow Claire Potter , 2010 selected work poetry
Phillip Ellis Reviews Swallow by Claire Potter Phillip A Ellis , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , May no. 9 2011;

— Review of Swallow Claire Potter , 2010 selected work poetry
Swallow Sandra Burr , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , April vol. 15 no. 1 2011;

— Review of Swallow Claire Potter , 2010 selected 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
Poetry Review Sarah Day , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Spring no. 126 2011;

— Review of Possession : Poems about the Voyage of Lt James Cook in The Endeavour 1768-1771 Anna Nicholson , 2010 selected work poetry ; Patience, Mutiny L. K. Holt , 2010 selected work poetry ; The Simplified World Petra White , 2010 selected work poetry ; Swallow Claire Potter , 2010 selected work poetry
Last amended 5 Dec 2012 11:43:14
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X