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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Dreaming in Urban Areas
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'These poems are anything but motionless. Their emotions cut, determined to map out another possibility, a place of personal and social reconciliation.' (Source: Back cover)

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Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:University of Queensland Press , 1996 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Griefi"This is not about love or", Lisa Bellear , single work poetry (p. 3)
Hanover Street Brunswick 3056 (On a Bright Sunny Afternoon)i"Cruisin' - on my way with a keen", Lisa Bellear , single work poetry (p. 4)
Writer's Blocki"To warm my hands", Lisa Bellear , single work poetry (p. 5)
Women's Liberationi"Talk to me about the feminist movement,", Lisa Bellear , single work poetry (p. 6-7)
Chops 'n' Thingsi"I can't wait to curl around", Lisa Bellear , single work poetry (p. 8)
Historical Journalsi"Historical journals offer frameworks", Lisa Bellear , single work poetry (p. 9)
To the Palawai"Bbrrr can you feel change", Lisa Bellear , single work poetry (p. 10)
Woman of the Dreamingi"My sweet woman of the Dreaming", Lisa Bellear , single work poetry (p. 11-12)
Feelingsi"Like Douwe Edberts", Lisa Bellear , single work poetry (p. 13-14)
Urbanised Reebocksi"In a creek bed at Baroota", Lisa Bellear , single work poetry (p. 15)
Fashion Statementi"Raybocks and reebans", Lisa Bellear , single work poetry (p. 16-17)
Afraid to Lovei"Dry rot ached through her heart", Lisa Bellear , single work poetry (p. 18)
Just Send a Faxi"I'm not alone", Lisa Bellear , single work poetry (p. 19)
Just for Tonighti"I'll wish on the moon", Lisa Bellear , single work poetry (p. 20)
Note: Dedication: for Damita Brown
Regretsi"Passion crept silently through", Lisa Bellear , single work poetry (p. 21)
Leave a Messagei"Yesterday I needed", Lisa Bellear , single work poetry (p. 22)
The Beginning? (for Toni Lawson)i"Three weeks have passed", Lisa Bellear , single work poetry (p. 23)
Come Dancin'i"I want to dance with", Lisa Bellear , single work poetry (p. 24)
Pursuedi"There is a phone call", Lisa Bellear , single work poetry (p. 25)
The Dreami"Yes, I have a dream", Lisa Bellear , single work poetry (p. 26)

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Undulating Separate : Locality and Nation in the Poetries of John Anderson and Lisa Bellear Bonny Cassidy , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 2 no. 18 2018;

'As Troy Bramston writes, ‘By the end of 1992, [Paul] Keating had asked Australians to think about their history and their long-term future more than any other prime minister had. He was giving voice to a new nationalism for Australia at home and abroad.’ Politically speaking, this national ‘reorientation’ away from supposed cultural ties to Europe was partly reliant upon a strengthened relationship with North America as well as Asia (437); but a ‘new nationalism’ was being activated in the culture: what Anne Brewster terms a ‘new political imaginary’ that, ‘positions indigenous and non-indigenous people in a space of co-existence and co-habitation, where hierarchy is replaced with a sense of the coevalness of contemporary indigenous and non-indigenous modernisms’ (‘Brokering Cross-racial Feminism’ 218). A significant example of this is John Anderson’s long poem, the forest set out like the night. It was published in 1995, the year before Keating’s defeat as Prime Minister. Between the terms of Keating and Howard there emerged a constant public discourse about cultural identity. Lisa Bellear’s collection of poems, Dreaming in Urban Areas was published the year of Howard’s 1996 election win, and stands out as a voice of its moment. This essay considers these books together, against the background of their political era: not as historical artefacts, but rather, as works that try to act upon local and national culture through language. In light of growing commentary on, and contribution to decolonised poetics, this discussion suggests how that tension between the two books takes on a new, timely significance. ' (Publication abstract)

My Favourite Read Phil Brown , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 December 2015; (p. 12-13)
'Ten Queensland writers reveal their fabourite book...'
Indigenous Stories Told Collectively BlackWords : Indigenous Stories Told Collectively Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 5) The BlackWords Essays 2019;

In this essay Heiss discusses and explains the important role of anthologies in the creation of communities of writers and in acknowledging, consolidating and launching writing careers.

"Once Upon a Patriachy" : Cultural Translation in the Poetry of Romaine Moreton Katherine Russo , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Partnership Id-Entities : Cultural and Literary Re-Insciption/s of the Feminine 2010; (p. 31-44)
Colonial Knowledge, Post-Colonial Poetics Lyn McCredden , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature 2010; (p. 255-277)
Bellear's Urban Dreams in Print 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 11 September no. 134 1996; (p. 18)

— Review of Dreaming in Urban Areas Lisa Bellear , 1996 selected work poetry
Shooting from the Hip Elaine Lindsay , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 186 1996; (p. 54)

— Review of Dreaming in Urban Areas Lisa Bellear , 1996 selected work poetry
Untitled John Collins , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , Autumn vol. 9 no. 1 1997; (p. 144-146)

— Review of Dreaming in Urban Areas Lisa Bellear , 1996 selected work poetry
Untitled Kerry Leves , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Heat , no. 4 1997; (p. 184-186)

— Review of Dreaming in Urban Areas Lisa Bellear , 1996 selected work poetry
The Stolen Generation Roberta Sykes , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: American Book Review , May-June vol. 18 no. 4 1997; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Dreaming in Urban Areas Lisa Bellear , 1996 selected work poetry ; The Callused Stick of Wanting Romaine Moreton , 1995 selected work poetry
Colonial Knowledge, Post-Colonial Poetics Lyn McCredden , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature 2010; (p. 255-277)
"Once Upon a Patriachy" : Cultural Translation in the Poetry of Romaine Moreton Katherine Russo , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Partnership Id-Entities : Cultural and Literary Re-Insciption/s of the Feminine 2010; (p. 31-44)
Indigenous Stories Told Collectively BlackWords : Indigenous Stories Told Collectively Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 5) The BlackWords Essays 2019;

In this essay Heiss discusses and explains the important role of anthologies in the creation of communities of writers and in acknowledging, consolidating and launching writing careers.

My Favourite Read Phil Brown , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 December 2015; (p. 12-13)
'Ten Queensland writers reveal their fabourite book...'
Undulating Separate : Locality and Nation in the Poetries of John Anderson and Lisa Bellear Bonny Cassidy , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 2 no. 18 2018;

'As Troy Bramston writes, ‘By the end of 1992, [Paul] Keating had asked Australians to think about their history and their long-term future more than any other prime minister had. He was giving voice to a new nationalism for Australia at home and abroad.’ Politically speaking, this national ‘reorientation’ away from supposed cultural ties to Europe was partly reliant upon a strengthened relationship with North America as well as Asia (437); but a ‘new nationalism’ was being activated in the culture: what Anne Brewster terms a ‘new political imaginary’ that, ‘positions indigenous and non-indigenous people in a space of co-existence and co-habitation, where hierarchy is replaced with a sense of the coevalness of contemporary indigenous and non-indigenous modernisms’ (‘Brokering Cross-racial Feminism’ 218). A significant example of this is John Anderson’s long poem, the forest set out like the night. It was published in 1995, the year before Keating’s defeat as Prime Minister. Between the terms of Keating and Howard there emerged a constant public discourse about cultural identity. Lisa Bellear’s collection of poems, Dreaming in Urban Areas was published the year of Howard’s 1996 election win, and stands out as a voice of its moment. This essay considers these books together, against the background of their political era: not as historical artefacts, but rather, as works that try to act upon local and national culture through language. In light of growing commentary on, and contribution to decolonised poetics, this discussion suggests how that tension between the two books takes on a new, timely significance. ' (Publication abstract)

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