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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Australian Poetry Since 1788
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'A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major poets, and lesser-known but equally affecting ones, and all manifestations of Australian poetry since 1788, from concrete poems to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the humorous to the confessional, and from formal to free verse. Translations of some striking Aboriginal song poems are one of the high points. Containing over 1000 poems from 170 Australian poets, as well as short critical biographies, this careful reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this a superb book that can be read and enjoyed over a lifetime.' (From the publisher's website.)

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Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: University of New South Wales Press , 2011 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Two Aboriginal Songsi"Korindabria, korindabria, bogarona, bogarona. Iwariniang", 1905-1999 single work poetry (p. 3)
Van Diemen's Landi"Come all you gallant poachers that ramble free from care,", 1956-1964 single work poetry (p. 4-5)
Botany Bayi"Farewell to old England for ever,", 1885 single work poetry Botany Bay I (p. 5-6)
No. I : Australian Courtshipi"The Currency Lads may fill their glasses", 'Juvenal' (fl. 1832) , 1832 single work poetry Botany Bay Courtship The Lass in the Female Factory (p. 8-9)
The Convict's Arrivali"I am a native of the land of Erin, and lately banished from that lovely shore;", Francis MacNamara , 1899 single work poetry Moreton Bay (p. 10-11)
Note: With title: A Convict's Lament on the Death of Captain Logan.
Dawn and Sunrise in the Snowy Mountainsi"A few thin strips of fleecy clouds lie long", Charles Harpur , 1984 single work poetry (p. 13)
A Mid-Summer Noon in the Australian Foresti"Not a bird disturbs the air,", Charles Harpur , 1851 single work poetry (p. 13-14)
A Mid-Summer Noon in the Australian Foresti"Not a bird disturbs the air,", Charles Harpur , 1851 single work poetry A Midsummer Noon in the Australian Forest (p. 13-14)
Lost in the Bushi"Lost in the Bush! the night approaching fast,", Charles Harpur , 1842 single work poetry
'Humorous piece on Squatter Will's predicament' (Webby)
(p. 14-17)
A Coast Viewi"High 'mid the shelves of a grey Cliff, that yet", Charles Harpur , 1857 single work poetry (p. 18-20)
A Basket of Summer Fruiti"First see those ample melons-brindled o'er", Charles Harpur , 1850 single work poetry (p. 20-21)
A Flight of Wild Ducksi"Far up the River - hark! 'tis the loud shock", Charles Harpur , 1845 single work poetry (p. 21-22)
The Old Bullock Drayi"Oh! the shearing is all over, and the wool is coming down,", 1894 single work poetry (p. 23-24)
Colonial Courtship, or Love on the Diggingsi"What a rum lot the gals are out here,", Charles Thatcher , 1976 single work poetry (p. 25-26)
Note: With title: Gold-Fields Girls
Dick Briggs from Australiai"Dick Briggs a wealthy farmer's son", Charles Thatcher , 1957-1976 single work poetry (p. 26-27)
Note: With title: The Queer Ways of Australia
The Old Keg of Rumi"My name is old Jack Palmer, and I once dug for gold,", 1957-1964 single work poetry (p. 28-29)
The Old Bark Huti"Oh, my name is Bob the swagman, and I'll have you understand", Anonymous , 1888 single work poetry (p. 29-31)
Ye Wearie Wayfarer!, Adam Lindsay Gordon , 1919 single work extract (p. 33-36)
Note: Consists of two stanzas from the original.
The Sick Stockrideri"Hold hard, Ned! lift me down once more, and lay me in the shade,", Adam Lindsay Gordon , 1869 single work poetry (p. 36-38)
From the Wrecki""Turn out boys" - "What's up with our super. to-night?", Adam Lindsay Gordon , 1870-1914 single work poetry (p. 38-41)

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Archipelagos of Sense : Thinking About a Decolonised Australian Poetics Peter Minter , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 73 no. 1 2013; (p. 155-169)

'In Archipelagos of Sense: Thinking About a Decolonised Australian Poetics, Peter Minter expands on Les Murray's line that 'the whole world is an archipelago', proffering an archipelagic sensibility where 'locations on the surface of the planet can be understood as earthly temporal and spatial archipelagos'...(Vickery and Alizadeh, 18)

A New Front Opens in the ‘Poetry Wars’ John Tranter , David McCooey , Peter Minter , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , December-January no. 2 2012;

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Australian Poetry Since 1788 Goes Digital Joanne Simpson , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Artery , December 2012;
Untitled David Musgrave , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 72 no. 1 2012; (p. 263-267)

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Cultural Erasure Patrick McCauley , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , September vol. 56 no. 9 2012; (p. 76-80)
Poetic Justice Peter Pierce , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1-2 October 2011; (p. 18-19, 21)

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1788 and All That Verse David McCooey , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 1 October 2011; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011 anthology poetry
Large Take on a Small World Nicole Moore , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 October 2011; (p. 27)

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A Well-Versed Chronicle of Our Lyrical Past and Present Mike Ladd , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12-13 November 2011; (p. 30-31)

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A Treasure House of Poems Martin Langford , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 122-127)

— Review of Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011 anthology poetry

‘At 1090 pages, containing 'over 1000 poems from 170 Australian poets', Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray's new volume is a large collection, dwarfing its rivals The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry, edited by John Kinsella (2009, about 300 poems) and The Puncher and Wattmann Anthology of Australian Poetry, edited by John Leonard (also 2009, about 450 poems). All three anthologies come at the end of a relatively fallow period when, although there have been many anthologies with a specific brief (contemporary, women's, religious), with the exception of John Leonard's 1998 Oxford Anthology there have been no synopses of the Australian oeuvre since Rodney Hall in 1981 and Les Murray in 1986. Leaving aside the effort involved, and the economics of realising such large projects, one reason for their scarcity must surely be because it has become increasingly difficult to master the variety of perspectives and the sheer number of publications involved in researching recent Australian verse.’ (Publication abstract)

Undercover Marc McEvoy , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 September 2011; (p. 33)
A column canvassing current literary news including a brief notice on the publication of Australian Poetry Since 1788 and a preview of the 2011 Brisbane Writers Festival, at which the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards will be announced.
A Pair of Ragged Claws Stephen Romei , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24 -25 September 2011; (p. 19)
A column canvassing current literary news.
Material Criticism Michael Farrell , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Jacket2 , 2011 2011;
Gathering Work from the Wide Horizons Geoffrey Lehmann , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Financial Review , 28 October 2011; (p. 6-7)
The Making of an Anthology :Fewer Poets in Our Largest Anthology Geoffrey Lehmann , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 336 2011; (p. 28-32)
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