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'This paper argues that Francis Webb's Physical and intellectual escape into Canada was also one into US poetics and that Webb's US engagement has been hitherto underestimated due to confusion around the origins of 'Dawn Wind on the Islands,' 'Melvill at Woods Hole,' and Serenade to the Favourite Movie-actress' in particular. New evidence around these poems suggests Webb's chief Canadian period from 1947-1949 gave rise to a unique poetic weighing of Australian, Canadian and US histories of land and mind in his second collection Leichhardt in Theatre (1952). (Author's introduction)
'This essay examines the correspondence of Walt Whitman and Bernard O'Dowd in two senses. First, it refers to the literal correspondence, which O'Dowd initiated in March of 1890 and that continued till late 1891 before Whitman's death the following March. Second, the paper will trace out the thematic correspondence between the work of the two poets, particularly with regard to a shared poetics of cosmopolitanism and nationalism...' (197)
In this essay, Haag argues 'that the study of dustcovers and introduction/epilogues assists in scrutinizing the German imagining of Aboriginal culture. Thus the objective of this study is to identify how German publishers of translations have imagined Aboriginal literatures and cultures.' (203)