2. Drought and Doctrine single work   poetry   "The creeks are dry, and many rivers too,"
Is part of Where the Bunyip Builds its Nest : Five Centos Michael Sharkey 2011 sequence poetry
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 2. Drought and Doctrine
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  • Author's note: 'Part 2, "Drought and Doctrine", picks up lines from a hotchpotch of period pieces from the mid-19th century through to late Victorian or Edwardian times. This cento embraces Victorian ideas of progress and civilisation, pastoral expansion, disappointed hopes, the discovery of gold, and what William Lane called the "working man's paradise" - a dream of social equality and contentment.' (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. 12-13
  • 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. 34-35
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