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y separately published work icon Darger : A Sequence of Poems sequence   poetry  
Alternative title: Darger : His Girls
Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Darger : A Sequence of Poems
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Notes

  • Epigraph:

    Perhaps all romance is like that: not a contract between

    equal parties but an explosion of dreams and desires

    that can find no outlet in everyday life. Only a drama

    will do and while the fireworks last the sky is a

    different colour.

    Jeanette Winterson: The Passion

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Glebe, Glebe - Leichhardt - Balmain area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,: Puncher and Wattmann , 2012 .
      image of person or book cover 7699714706989454557.jpg
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      Alternative title: Darger : His Girls, A Sequence of Poems About the Life of Henry Darger, 1892-1973
      Extent: 80p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references.
      ISBN: 9781921450648 (pbk.)
      Series: y separately published work icon Puncher and Wattmann Poetry Puncher and Wattmann (publisher), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009- Z1881195 2009 series - publisher poetry

Works about this Work

Artists Sketched in Verse Geoff Page , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 April 2013; (p. 22-23)

— Review of Darger : A Sequence of Poems Julie Chevalier , 2012 sequence poetry ; The Collected Blue Hills Laurie Duggan , 2012 selected work poetry
Aspects of Australian Poetry in 2012 Michelle Cahill , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 58 no. 1 2013; (p. 68-91)

'T he act of reading for appraisal rather than pleasure is a privilege that brings me to a deepened understanding of the contemporary in Australian poetry, the way the past is being framed, its traditions, celebrities and enigmas washed up in new and hybrid appearances or redressed in more conventional, sometimes nimbus forms. Judith Wright wrote that the ‘place to find clues is not in the present, it lies in the past: a shallow past, as all immigrants to Australia know, and all of us are immigrants.’ The discipline of reading to filter such a range of voices underlines my foreignness, making reading akin to translation, whilst reciprocally inviting the reader of this essay to become a foreigner to my assumptions and conclusions.' (Introduction)

Artist and Protector of Girls Joanne Burns , 2012-2013 single work column
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , November 2012 - February 2013 no. 6 2012-2013;
Artists Sketched in Verse Geoff Page , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 April 2013; (p. 22-23)

— Review of Darger : A Sequence of Poems Julie Chevalier , 2012 sequence poetry ; The Collected Blue Hills Laurie Duggan , 2012 selected work poetry
Artist and Protector of Girls Joanne Burns , 2012-2013 single work column
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , November 2012 - February 2013 no. 6 2012-2013;
Aspects of Australian Poetry in 2012 Michelle Cahill , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 58 no. 1 2013; (p. 68-91)

'T he act of reading for appraisal rather than pleasure is a privilege that brings me to a deepened understanding of the contemporary in Australian poetry, the way the past is being framed, its traditions, celebrities and enigmas washed up in new and hybrid appearances or redressed in more conventional, sometimes nimbus forms. Judith Wright wrote that the ‘place to find clues is not in the present, it lies in the past: a shallow past, as all immigrants to Australia know, and all of us are immigrants.’ The discipline of reading to filter such a range of voices underlines my foreignness, making reading akin to translation, whilst reciprocally inviting the reader of this essay to become a foreigner to my assumptions and conclusions.' (Introduction)

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