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'Limited Cities is a collection of poems which searches for and finds grace in outlying and disadvantaged parts of the city that are often derided or ignored. The primary setting is Sydney's south-western suburbs, with their housing estates and shopping malls and highways, places featured in the media for crime, social tension and corruption. Elsewhere in the collection, these suburban scenes are set against their European counterparts, with rhapsodies on the Parisian banlieues during Advent and Lent, and list-poems set on the streets of Barcelona. Lachlan Brown's poetry draws a self-aware and precarious authenticity from these contested landscapes, using a variety of forms which allows his poems to be personal, political and revelatory by turns' (Publisher blurb).

Notes

  • Dedication:

    In memory of Noel Rowe,who greatly persuaded me to open an account with poetry

    SDG

  • Dedication: For Corinne

Contents

* Contents derived from the Artarmon, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,:Giramondo Publishing , 2012 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Macquarie Fields. Spring's Edge 2004i"Give me corrugated iron and grinning billboards", Lachlan Brown , 2007 single work poetry (p. 3-4)
Note: With title: Urban Sprawl : Macquarie Fields. Spring's Edge 2004
Macquarie Fields. Autumn's Edge 2005i"Creative as a cardboard Santa, or a battle-axe block. That's", Lachlan Brown , 2007 single work poetry (p. 4-5)
Burni"And the wind is hot, it is summer in", Lachlan Brown , 2012 single work poetry (p. 6)
Coming Homei"That bloke looks like someone I know,", Lachlan Brown , 2012 single work poetry (p. 7)
Love Songi"Air, breathing. I walk", Lachlan Brown , 2012 single work poetry (p. 8-9)
Meredithi"Dark forces dragged you cliffwards collapsed the rock", Lachlan Brown , 2012 single work poetry (p. 10)
Poem for a Filmi"Like a lo-res rainbow, stuck to the", Lachlan Brown , 2012 single work poetry (p. 13-17)
Sonneti"Who starts a question with 'Question'?", Lachlan Brown , 2005 single work poetry (p. 18)
Petrol Stations, or Nine Vouchers Without the Optimismi"No one knows", Lachlan Brown , 2012 single work poetry (p. 19-25)
Kiss Kiss Kissi"Catch this day in 120 characters,", Lachlan Brown , 2005 single work poetry (p. 26)
Afternooni"No shame past Sydenham. where", Lachlan Brown , 2012 single work poetry (p. 27-28)
Almost a Dreami"I am carried by a crowd into a square,", Lachlan Brown , 2012 single work poetry (p. 31)
Lullabyi"And at last I have found an evening,", Lachlan Brown , 2012 single work poetry (p. 32)
Disbeliefi"Listen, you sceptics! Take heed before you = ¡Escuchad, escépticos! ¡Prestad atención antes de = Escolteu-me, escèptics! Vigileu abans", Lachlan Brown , Bill Phillips (translator), Laura López Peña (translator), 2010 single work poetry (p. 33)
In a Park Outside the Cityi"Catch the loop around the lake", Lachlan Brown , 2012 single work poetry (p. 34)
Unhelped by any Windi"I am not yet asleep", Lachlan Brown , 2012 single work poetry (p. 34)
Numbering the Days, Lachlan Brown , 2012 sequence poetry (p. 34-37)
Could We Sit All Day?i"The apartments know we cannot afford to be here", Lachlan Brown , 2012 single work poetry (p. 35)
Keeping it All Goingi"O runners it seems you are helping the world in its revolution", Lachlan Brown , 2012 single work poetry (p. 35)
On Line Twoi"Some lines are clear", Lachlan Brown , 2012 single work poetry (p. 36)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

B. J. Muirhead Considers the Laughter in Lachlan Brown’s ‘Limited Cities’ Bruce Muirhead , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , April - June no. 14 2015;

— Review of Limited Cities Lachlan Brown , 2012 selected work poetry
Lasting Souvenirs of the Roads Travelled Ali Smith , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 March 2013; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Limited Cities Lachlan Brown , 2012 selected work poetry ; Water Mirrors Nick Powell , 2012 selected work poetry ; Recurrence Graeme Miles , 2012 selected work poetry
Lachlan Brown : Limited Cities Martin Duwell , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Review , vol. 8 no. 2013;

— Review of Limited Cities Lachlan Brown , 2012 selected work poetry
Aspects of Australian Poetry in 2012 Michelle Cahill , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 58 no. 1 2013; (p. 68-91)

'T he act of reading for appraisal rather than pleasure is a privilege that brings me to a deepened understanding of the contemporary in Australian poetry, the way the past is being framed, its traditions, celebrities and enigmas washed up in new and hybrid appearances or redressed in more conventional, sometimes nimbus forms. Judith Wright wrote that the ‘place to find clues is not in the present, it lies in the past: a shallow past, as all immigrants to Australia know, and all of us are immigrants.’ The discipline of reading to filter such a range of voices underlines my foreignness, making reading akin to translation, whilst reciprocally inviting the reader of this essay to become a foreigner to my assumptions and conclusions.' (Introduction)

Review Short Lachlan Brown’s ‘Limited Cities’ Amy Brown , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 June no. 42 2013;

— Review of Limited Cities Lachlan Brown , 2012 selected work poetry
Lachlan Brown : Limited Cities Martin Duwell , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Review , vol. 8 no. 2013;

— Review of Limited Cities Lachlan Brown , 2012 selected work poetry
Lasting Souvenirs of the Roads Travelled Ali Smith , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 March 2013; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Limited Cities Lachlan Brown , 2012 selected work poetry ; Water Mirrors Nick Powell , 2012 selected work poetry ; Recurrence Graeme Miles , 2012 selected work poetry
[Untitled] Geoff Page , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 72 no. 3 2012; (p. 224-228)

— Review of Limited Cities Lachlan Brown , 2012 selected work poetry ; Outside David McCooey , 2011 selected work poetry
Review Short Lachlan Brown’s ‘Limited Cities’ Amy Brown , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 June no. 42 2013;

— Review of Limited Cities Lachlan Brown , 2012 selected work poetry
B. J. Muirhead Considers the Laughter in Lachlan Brown’s ‘Limited Cities’ Bruce Muirhead , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , April - June no. 14 2015;

— Review of Limited Cities Lachlan Brown , 2012 selected work poetry
Aspects of Australian Poetry in 2012 Michelle Cahill , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 58 no. 1 2013; (p. 68-91)

'T he act of reading for appraisal rather than pleasure is a privilege that brings me to a deepened understanding of the contemporary in Australian poetry, the way the past is being framed, its traditions, celebrities and enigmas washed up in new and hybrid appearances or redressed in more conventional, sometimes nimbus forms. Judith Wright wrote that the ‘place to find clues is not in the present, it lies in the past: a shallow past, as all immigrants to Australia know, and all of us are immigrants.’ The discipline of reading to filter such a range of voices underlines my foreignness, making reading akin to translation, whilst reciprocally inviting the reader of this essay to become a foreigner to my assumptions and conclusions.' (Introduction)

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