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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 The Bicycle Thief and Other Poems
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'The mischievous title poem, a fast-moving narrative, is a robust celebration of good-for-the-planet transport, while elsewhere motor vehicles depicted in a personal history are drolly seen as harbingers of an apocalypse.' (Publisher's blurb)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Fitzroy North, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Pepper , 2013 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Lost Thingsi"A book, often, lent", Andrew Sant , 2013 single work poetry (p. 1-2)
Postcard to Hamburgi"The postcard, never sent, arrived.", Andrew Sant , 2013 single work poetry (p. 3)
Stone Inclinationsi"Even mudstone has its clarities -", Andrew Sant , 2012 single work poetry (p. 4-6)
Performancei"A man is singing", Andrew Sant , 2013 single work poetry (p. 7-8)
Beating the Chinesei"I played table-tennis against the Chinese", Andrew Sant , 2013 single work poetry (p. 9-10)
Professional Opinioni"Trapped in an imagined desk-bound future", Andrew Sant , 2013 single work poetry (p. 11)
The Motor Car : A Personal Historyi"I was three, if I'm correct,", Andrew Sant , 2013 single work poetry (p. 12-20)
Speed and Other Libertiesi"Off season, 2005, in Iceland, the highway", Andrew Sant , 2013 single work poetry (p. 21)
Animaliai"London Zoo is closed on Christmas day.", Andrew Sant , 2013 single work poetry (p. 22-23)
Addicted to Islandsi"The first island he sighted", Andrew Sant , 2013 single work poetry (p. 24-28)
Deserter in the Counselling Roomi"Under the cover of darkness, plus", Andrew Sant , 2010 single work poetry (p. 29-30)
The First and Last Balladi"I lived with a woman", Andrew Sant , 2013 single work poetry (p. 31-33)
Mr Habitat's Birthday Candlei"There was a day, a date, two dark", Andrew Sant , 2012 single work poetry (p. 34-35)
Serious Painteri"Presto! After several days, a new painting -", Andrew Sant , 2013 single work poetry (p. 36)
Marveli"Unexpectedly, one morning, I'm being driven fast", Andrew Sant , 2013 single work poetry (p. 37)
Arrangements in Transiti"Zip up the Samson -", Andrew Sant , 2013 single work poetry (p. 38-39)
Libyai"The heat in June is incendiary", Andrew Sant , 2013 single work poetry (p. 40-43)
The Suicides at Beachy Headi"The green sweep of grass that terminates", Andrew Sant , 2013 single work poetry (p. 44)
Note: Dedication: for Adam Phillips
The Other Lifei"It continued snowing.", Andrew Sant , 2009 single work poetry (p. 45-46)
Note: Dedication: for Christopher Reid
Camouflagei"Sometimes it requires", Andrew Sant , 2012 single work poetry (p. 47)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fitzroy North, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Pepper , 2013 .
      5595847429537507022.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 84p.
      ISBN: 9781876044763 (pbk) :

Works about this Work

Poets at Home in the Natural and Manufactured Worlds Ali Smith , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 April 2013; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Certain Fathoms Bonny Cassidy 2012 selected work poetry ; The Bicycle Thief and Other Poems Andrew Sant 2013 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)

Mystery Agent Martin Duwell , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 352 2013;

— Review of The Bicycle Thief and Other Poems Andrew Sant 2013 selected work poetry
Poets at Home in the Natural and Manufactured Worlds Ali Smith , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 April 2013; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Certain Fathoms Bonny Cassidy 2012 selected work poetry ; The Bicycle Thief and Other Poems Andrew Sant 2013 selected work poetry
Mystery Agent Martin Duwell , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 352 2013;

— Review of The Bicycle Thief and Other Poems Andrew Sant 2013 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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