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y separately published work icon The Sea-Cucumber selected work   poetry  
  • Author:agent Martin Johnston http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/johnston-martin
Issue Details: First known date: 1978... 1978 The Sea-Cucumber
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Notes

  • Dedication: This book is for Nadia

  • Epigraph: [lengthy quote from The Golden Bough]

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:University of Queensland Press , 1978 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Sea-Cucumberi"We'd all had a bit too much that night when you brought out your painting,", Martin Johnston , 1978 single work poetry (p. 1-2)
Mazurka for Buzzing Fly (Grand Master Akiba Rubinstein Speaks)i"The spectacles perched on my brain", Martin Johnston , 1978 single work poetry (p. 3-4)
Gradus Ad Parnassumi"Over a tabasco sandwich, with black coffee", Martin Johnston , 1976 single work poetry (p. 5-8)
Poem Resumed after Its Interruption When in Draft Form by the Death of Igor Stravinskyi"bubbled over the caulked side", Martin Johnston , 1978 single work poetry (p. 9-13)
Letter to Sylvia Plath (i.m. C.C.)i"Impacted fans of dawn unfold", Martin Johnston , 1970 single work poetry (p. 14-15)
Fault Linei"One might be happier if they were less banal", Martin Johnston , 1978 single work poetry (p. 16)
The Blood Aquariumi"Pan Apolek's scarf whirls the horizon inward,", Martin Johnston , 1978 single work poetry (p. 17-35)
Critical Notes on Marcel Prousti"Rain slaps the bridge and the sea tilts. Water gathers", Martin Johnston , 1978 single work poetry (p. 36)
Moriarty at Reichenbachi"I squat here under the falls waiting", Martin Johnston , 1978 single work poetry (p. 37)
Cavei"Sharp mornings on railway stations", Martin Johnston , 1978 single work poetry (p. 38-39)
Uncertain Sonnets : 1 : (Airport)i"Her arms are gravelled at the undertow", Martin Johnston , 1978 single work poetry (p. 40)
Uncertain Sonnets (for Julie), Martin Johnston , 1978 single work poetry (p. 40-44)
Uncertain Sonnets : 2 : (the Decisions)i"Not to be human but an emerald", Martin Johnston , 1978 single work poetry (p. 41)
Uncertain Sonnets : 3 : (Vernal Equinox)i"Polychromatic springtime's gay cadenza", Martin Johnston , 1978 single work poetry (p. 42)
Uncertain Sonnets : 4 : (for George Seferis)i"Delicate veined pale green sepals arching in nightfall's turquoise quiver", Martin Johnston , 1978 single work poetry (p. 43)
Uncertain Sonnets : 5 : Directions for Dreamfishingi"First you must blow a bottle round your sleep", Martin Johnston , 1978 single work poetry (p. 44)
Quantumi"The art photographer alone", Martin Johnston , 1971 single work poetry (p. 45-46)
Spinozai"Spinoza scratched a core of light", Martin Johnston , 1971 single work poetry (p. 47)
Sequestrumi"There's a special sort of madness in the colours", Martin Johnston , 1971 single work poetry (p. 48)
That Mine Own Precipicei"this morning I seem to have woken up", Martin Johnston , 1971 single work poetry (p. 49)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

A Quick Graph : On Martin Johnston Paragraphs from an Unwritten Letter to John Tranter Brian Kim Stefans , 2000 single work prose
— Appears in: Jacket , April no. 11 2000;
The New Mannerism Christopher Pollnitz , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Martin Johnston : Selected Poems and Prose 1993; (p. 278-282)

— Review of The Sea-Cucumber Martin Johnston , 1978 selected work poetry
Poems of Subtle Perception and Ruthless Intellect John Tranter , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Martin Johnston : Selected Poems and Prose 1993; (p. 276-278)

— Review of The Sea-Cucumber Martin Johnston , 1978 selected work poetry
Martin Johnston (1947-1990) Gig Ryan , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Scripsi , vol. 7 no. 3 1992; (p. 229-244) Journal of Poetics Research , March no. 4 2016;
Exiled by Circumstance and Inclination : Martin Johnston 1947-1990 Martin Duwell , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Editions , September no. 8-9 1990; (p. 9-10) Martin Johnston : Selected Poems and Prose 1993; (p. 273-276)
The New Mannerism Christopher Pollnitz , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , September vol. 38 no. 3 1978; (p. 342-357)

— Review of At Last No Reply Graeme Curtis , 1977 selected work poetry ; Icelandic Solitaries Alan Gould , 1978 selected work poetry ; Shakti Rae Desmond Jones , 1977 selected work poetry ; Round Trip Miles Little , 1977 selected work poetry ; The Departure Kevin Hart , 1978 selected work poetry ; Crying in Early Infancy : 100 sonnets John Tranter , 1977 sequence poetry ; Hovering Narcissus : Poems Laurence Collinson , 1977 selected work poetry ; The Sea-Cucumber Martin Johnston , 1978 selected work poetry ; West of the Cunderang 1977 selected work poetry ; Vita Australis Didier Coste , 1977 selected work poetry
Poetic Images Bright and Not-So-Bright Geoffrey Dutton , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 6 June vol. 99 no. 5111 1978; (p. 61-62)

— Review of Icelandic Solitaries Alan Gould , 1978 selected work poetry ; The Sea-Cucumber Martin Johnston , 1978 selected work poetry ; The Departure Kevin Hart , 1978 selected work poetry ; Thrusting into Darkness Robert Clark , 1978 selected work poetry ; Product : Later Verses Robert D. FitzGerald , 1977 selected work poetry ; Friendly Street Poetry Reader No.2 1978 anthology poetry
Poems of Subtle Perception and Ruthless Intellect John Tranter , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: The National Times , 26 August 1978; (p. 42)

— Review of The Sea-Cucumber Martin Johnston , 1978 selected work poetry
Reality Transformed by Art Rae Desmond Jones , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: Makar , June vol. 14 no. 2 1980; (p. 59-61)

— Review of The Sea-Cucumber Martin Johnston , 1978 selected work poetry
Poems of Subtle Perception and Ruthless Intellect John Tranter , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Martin Johnston : Selected Poems and Prose 1993; (p. 276-278)

— Review of The Sea-Cucumber Martin Johnston , 1978 selected work poetry
Martin Johnston (1947-1990) Gig Ryan , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Scripsi , vol. 7 no. 3 1992; (p. 229-244) Journal of Poetics Research , March no. 4 2016;
Writer's New Gambit Pays Off 1984 single work criticism biography
Exiled by Circumstance and Inclination : Martin Johnston 1947-1990 Martin Duwell , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Editions , September no. 8-9 1990; (p. 9-10) Martin Johnston : Selected Poems and Prose 1993; (p. 273-276)
A Quick Graph : On Martin Johnston Paragraphs from an Unwritten Letter to John Tranter Brian Kim Stefans , 2000 single work prose
— Appears in: Jacket , April no. 11 2000;
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