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Via Negativa : The Divine Dark sequence   poetry  
  • Author:agent Robert Adamson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/adamson-robert
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Via Negativa : The Divine Dark
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Includes

A Poem without Birds i "This morning the tree-ferns woke and opened out", Robert Adamson , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , October-November vol. 199 no. 2011; (p. 9) Award Winning Australian Writing 2012 2012; (p. 72-73)
A Preliminary Sketch i "An old shack by the river, deserted for years now,", Robert Adamson , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , October-November vol. 199 no. 2011; (p. 9) Award Winning Australian Writing 2012 2012; (p. 74-75)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2011
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine vol. 199 October-November 2011 Z1834430 2011 periodical issue 2011 pg. 9
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Award Winning Australian Writing 2012 Adolfo Aranjuez (editor), Melbourne : Melbourne Books , 2012 Z1909047 2012 anthology poetry short story

    'Now in its fifth edition, Award Winning Australian Writing (AWAW) continues its commitment to showcasing the best short stories and poems that have won competitions around the country. This year, Melbourne Books is again expanding the project, increasing the number of featured pieces to over fifty. AWAW 2012 will also proudly include a foreword by Mark Tredinnick, winner of the 2011 Montreal Poetry Prize and the 2012 Cardiff International Poetry Prize, and author of The Blue Plateau, Fire Diary and nine other acclaimed works of poetry and prose.AWAW's four editions have been received very favourably, with support from Lisa Dempster (Emerging Writers' Festival director), Philip Rainford (Fellowship of Australian Writers president), and authors Arnold Zable and Delia Falconer, all of whom have written forewords for the book. The critic Matthew Lamb, in The Australian, commended the "invaluable service" AWAW offers to the literary community, while, in The Age, reviewer Lorien Kaye celebrates that AWAW gives readers a chance "to value these winners". Similar sentiments are expressed by author Irma Gold, who wrote in Overland that AWAW is "a must read"; The Age critic Cameron Woodhead, who noted that "some of the contributions possess startling power"; and critic Patrick Allington, who praised the "impressive new voices" and "energy and inventiveness" collected in the book.The 2012 edition will feature the work of both emerging and established authors, including Ron Pretty, Susan McCreery, Lisa Jacobson, Kevin Gillam, Laura Jean McKay and A. S. Patric. Competitions appearing in the 2012 edition include:* Lord Mayor's Creative Writing Awards* Sydney Poetry Prize* The Age Short Story Competition* Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize* Katharine Susannah Prichard Awards* Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize* ANU Short Story Competition' (Publication summary)
     

    Melbourne : Melbourne Books , 2012
    pg. 72-75
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon 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

Works about this Work

From Prisoner to Religious Poet Peter Kirkwood , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 2 December vol. 21 no. 23 2011; (p. 3-4)
'A paradox of mystical experience is that it is often in contemplating emptiness, nothingness and darkness that the seeker comes to an awareness of divine light.

For some years this has been the preoccupation of the poet featured in this interview. It is also the subject of his poem , 'Via Negativa, the Divine Dark', which won this year's Blake Poetry Prize.' (p. 3)
From Prisoner to Religious Poet Peter Kirkwood , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 2 December vol. 21 no. 23 2011; (p. 3-4)
'A paradox of mystical experience is that it is often in contemplating emptiness, nothingness and darkness that the seeker comes to an awareness of divine light.

For some years this has been the preoccupation of the poet featured in this interview. It is also the subject of his poem , 'Via Negativa, the Divine Dark', which won this year's Blake Poetry Prize.' (p. 3)
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