1. This Happy Isle single work   poetry   "And shall thy joyous lays no more be heard?1"
Is part of Where the Bunyip Builds its Nest : Five Centos Michael Sharkey 2011 sequence poetry
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 1. This Happy Isle
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  • Author's note: 'Part 1, "This Happy Isle", can be read as ironic, but it alludes to more than it states; I trust it's also a relatively engaging concatenation. Early colonial poems exhibit interesting efforts of settlers and visitors to get to grips with the novelty of what they were experiencing; some lines reflect poems whose tone is doleful; others are from poems that celebrate the "new" land, though true to a predominant sentiment of the period, the Aborigines disappear as Cento 1 poem moves to its end.' (Source: Editorial p. 8)

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  • Appears in:
    y Southerly A Nest of Bunyips vol. 71 no. 3 2011 Z1860341 2011 periodical issue 2011 pg. 11
  • Appears in:
    y The Best Australian Poems 2012 John Tranter (editor), Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2012 Z1902441 2012 anthology poetry "In this impressive anthology John Tranter weaves many threads into a portrait of Australian poetry in 2012. Emerging poets sit alongside the celebrated, travelling from Lake Havasu City to Graz, and nursing homes to fairgrounds, with characters as diverse as David Bowie, Emily Dickinson and Rumpelstiltskin." [Source: publisher's blurb - back cover] Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2012 pg. 33-34
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