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'Blending verse novella and book-length poem, The Welfare of My Enemy is a ground-breaking, haunted portrait of the phenomenon of Missing Persons. At times disturbing, always captivating, this new book showcases Lawrence's marvellous imagery and spellbinding rhythms in a work that highlights a dark, prevailing underside to Australian society.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Robert Adamson
  • Launched by S. K. Kelen at Manning Clark House, Forrest, Australian Capital Territory, 25 March 2012.
  • Epigraph:
    I turned to where your mouth should have been
    but you were not there.

    Ciaran Carson, Rue Daguerre

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Works about this Work

Profile of a Press : Puncher and Wattmann Adrian Caesar , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 5 no. 2 2015; (p. 38-47)
'The multi-award winning poet and novelist David Musgrave founded the independent publishing company Puncher and Wattmann in 2005. Its name derives from Lucky's soliloquy in Beckett's Waiting for Godot. In ten years, the press has produced some on hundred and ten books and established itself as a significant and reputable presence in the Australian cultural landscape. Though poetry titles constitute about three-quarters of the Puncher and Wattmann list, the press has also published literary fiction, literary and cultural criticism and biography.' (Introduction 39)
Untitled Steve Evans , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 5 no. 2 2013;

— Review of The Welfare of My Enemy Anthony Lawrence , 2011 single work poetry
Poetry of the Great Australian Nightmare Rae Desmond Jones , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , March-April no. 3 2012;

— Review of The Welfare of My Enemy Anthony Lawrence , 2011 single work poetry
World of Words Jane Sullivan , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 December 2012; (p. 22) The Canberra Times , 29 December 2012; (p. 15-16) The Saturday Age , 29 December 2012; (p. 22-23)
Jane Sullivan nominates the best Australian and overseas published books for 2013.
Lamentation on the Lost Kate Middleton , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 August 2012; (p. 32) The Saturday Age , 1 September 2012; (p. 32)

— Review of The Welfare of My Enemy Anthony Lawrence , 2011 single work poetry
Empathetic, but Risky and Confronting Geoff Page , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 March 2012; (p. 27)

— Review of The Welfare of My Enemy Anthony Lawrence , 2011 single work poetry
Off the Radar Martin Duwell , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 340 2012; (p. 56)

— Review of The Welfare of My Enemy Anthony Lawrence , 2011 single work poetry
Giving Voice to Others Sue Green , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2-3 June 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of The Welfare of My Enemy Anthony Lawrence , 2011 single work poetry ; Linen Tough as History Julie Chevalier , 2012 selected work poetry
Australian Poetry 2011-2012 Judith Beveridge , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 57 no. 1 2012; (p. 30-46)

— Review of Amphora Joanne Burns , 2011 selected work poetry ; Edge Music Stuart Cooke , 2011 selected work poetry ; Linen Tough as History Julie Chevalier , 2012 selected work poetry ; Error Elizabeth Campbell , 2011 selected work poetry ; Night Birds Michelle Cahill , 2010 single work poetry ; Vishvarūpa Michelle Cahill , 2011 selected work poetry ; The Brokenness Sonnets I-III and Other Poems Mal McKimmie , 2011 selected work poetry ; Outside David McCooey , 2011 selected work poetry ; The Welfare of My Enemy Anthony Lawrence , 2011 single work poetry ; This Woman Adrienne Eberhard , 2011 selected work poetry ; Electricity For Beginners Michelle Dicinoski , 2011 selected work poetry ; Interferon Psalms : 33 Psalms on the 99 Names of God Luke Davies , 2011 selected work poetry ; Keeping Carter M. A. Carter , 2012 selected work poetry ; The Keeper of Fish Alan Fish , 2011 selected work poetry ; A Sudden Sentence in the Air : Jazz Poems Geoff Page , 2011 selected work poetry ; Concrete Tuesday David Musgrave , 2011 selected work poetry ; The Bearded Chameleon Chris Mooney-Singh , 2011 selected work poetry ; Southern Barbarians John Mateer , 2009 selected work poetry ; The Yellow Gum's Conversion Simon West , 2011 selected work poetry ; Four Refrains John Watson , 2011 selected work poetry ; Surface to Air Jaya Savige , 2011 selected work poetry ; Knuckled Fiona Wright , 2011 selected work poetry
Lamentation on the Lost Kate Middleton , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 August 2012; (p. 32) The Saturday Age , 1 September 2012; (p. 32)

— Review of The Welfare of My Enemy Anthony Lawrence , 2011 single work poetry
Forensics and Makeshift Rafts Michael Sharkey , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 2 no. 1 2012; (p. 77-83)
Words of Great Worth Robyn Annear , David Day , Lyn McCredden , Peter Pierce , Lucy Sussex , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 4 August 2012; (p. 30-31)
This column comprises the judges' comments on the shortlisted works for the 2012 Age Book of the Year Award. (The list includes three titles, outside the scope of AustLit, by James Boyce, Paul Ham and Jane Gleeson-White.)
World of Words Jane Sullivan , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 December 2012; (p. 22) The Canberra Times , 29 December 2012; (p. 15-16) The Saturday Age , 29 December 2012; (p. 22-23)
Jane Sullivan nominates the best Australian and overseas published books for 2013.
Profile of a Press : Puncher and Wattmann Adrian Caesar , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 5 no. 2 2015; (p. 38-47)
'The multi-award winning poet and novelist David Musgrave founded the independent publishing company Puncher and Wattmann in 2005. Its name derives from Lucky's soliloquy in Beckett's Waiting for Godot. In ten years, the press has produced some on hundred and ten books and established itself as a significant and reputable presence in the Australian cultural landscape. Though poetry titles constitute about three-quarters of the Puncher and Wattmann list, the press has also published literary fiction, literary and cultural criticism and biography.' (Introduction 39)
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