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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Occam's Aftershave
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In this new collection, John Watson ranges across a multitude of subjects in his familiarly playful and engaging style. There are many poems about art, including sequences about the painters Max Beckmann and Paul Cézanne and the photographer Lee Miller; a poem in the voice of a Wattle-bird; and the inventive sequence ‘Cowpastures’, which details the discovery, in the early 1800s near Camden, NSW, of a multitude of cattle descended from a stray herd from the first fleet.


 

Contents

* Contents derived from the Glebe, Glebe - Leichhardt - Balmain area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,:Puncher and Wattmann , 2012 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
To the Faithful Readeri"I am seated comfortably just where the ocean", John Watson , single work poetry (p. 7-10)
Positive Incapabilityi"I'm trying all the time", John Watson , single work poetry (p. 11-13)
In an Old Magazinei"In an old magazine bought with others", John Watson , single work poetry (p. 14-16)
The Poppies State Their Own Positioni"This time, they say, try and get it right;", John Watson , single work poetry (p. 17-18)
The Four Stages of Poetry as Proposed by Jimenezi"First poetry wore the tunic of innocence", John Watson , single work poetry (p. 20)
Strong and Beautifuli"Diesel Green the River", John Watson , single work poetry (p. 21)
Two Glancesi"Angophora all elbows", John Watson , single work poetry (p. 21)
Double Similei"The flame orange tug nudging the liner", John Watson , single work poetry (p. 21)
Three Miniatures, John Watson , sequence poetry (p. 21)
A Painter of Horsesi"Between Cezanne and Matisse in her horse paintings", John Watson , single work poetry (p. 22-24)
Untitled, 1964i"East Hampton, Summer 1974:", John Watson , single work poetry (p. 25-28)
A Max Beckman Retrospectivei"Painting must betray almost no concessions", John Watson , single work poetry (p. 29-33)
A Ploveri"The way time pauses for the plover standing still", John Watson , single work poetry (p. 36-37)
At Paestum, John Watson , sequence poetry (p. 36-38)
Swan-Divingi"Let us speak of the boy swan-diving between two worlds", John Watson , single work poetry (p. 37)
Looking Down the Barreli"The plover watches as we watch", John Watson , single work poetry (p. 37)
In the Shadowsi"The plover or the cat who sees what, ordinarily", John Watson , single work poetry (p. 38)
At Fecundity Beachi"Near the protected estuary end", John Watson , single work poetry (p. 39-40)
Three Feminist Poems, John Watson , sequence poetry (p. 39-42)
Processioni"At the end of summer the retinal women", John Watson , single work poetry (p. 41)

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Works about this Work

Poetry as an Art Form, with Plenty of Wit and Whimsey Geoff Page , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18-19 August 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of Rawshock Toby Fitch , 2012 selected work poetry ; Occam's Aftershave John Watson , 2012 selected work poetry
Petra White on Bonny Cassidy and John Watson Petra White , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Long Paddock , vol. 72 no. 3 2012;

— Review of Occam's Aftershave John Watson , 2012 selected work poetry ; Certain Fathoms Bonny Cassidy , 2012 selected work poetry
Poetry as an Art Form, with Plenty of Wit and Whimsey Geoff Page , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18-19 August 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of Rawshock Toby Fitch , 2012 selected work poetry ; Occam's Aftershave John Watson , 2012 selected work poetry
Petra White on Bonny Cassidy and John Watson Petra White , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Long Paddock , vol. 72 no. 3 2012;

— Review of Occam's Aftershave John Watson , 2012 selected work poetry ; Certain Fathoms Bonny Cassidy , 2012 selected work poetry
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