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Kenneth Slessor Kenneth Slessor i(A11083 works by) (birth name: Kenneth Adolf Schlösser) (a.k.a. Kenneth Adolf Slessor)
Born: Established: 27 Mar 1901 Orange, Orange area, Bathurst - Orange area, Central West NSW, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 30 Jun 1971 Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Male
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Details of Works Taught

Text Unit Name Institution Year
Five Bells i "Time that is moved by little fidget wheels", Kenneth Slessor , 1939 single work poetry (taught in 2 units)
— Appears in: Five Bells : XX Poems 1939; (p. 15-20) One Hundred Poems : 1919-1939 1944; (p. 119-123) An Anthology of Australian Verse 1952; (p. 336-340) A Book of Australian Verse 1956; (p. 97-101) The Penguin Book of Australian Verse 1958; (p. 75-79) Australian Idiom : An Anthology of Contemporary Prose and Poetry 1963; (p. 199-202)

— Appears in: Meridian , vol. 17 no. 2 2000; (p. 93-105)
Creative Writing NYU - Sydney 2015 (Semester 2)
Five Bells i "Time that is moved by little fidget wheels", Kenneth Slessor , 1939 single work poetry (taught in 2 units)
— Appears in: Five Bells : XX Poems 1939; (p. 15-20) One Hundred Poems : 1919-1939 1944; (p. 119-123) An Anthology of Australian Verse 1952; (p. 336-340) A Book of Australian Verse 1956; (p. 97-101) The Penguin Book of Australian Verse 1958; (p. 75-79) Australian Idiom : An Anthology of Contemporary Prose and Poetry 1963; (p. 199-202)

— Appears in: Meridian , vol. 17 no. 2 2000; (p. 93-105)
Australian Literature : Classic and Popular University of Western Australia 2012
Text Unit Name Institution Year
y separately published work icon Kenneth Slessor Selected Poems Kenneth Slessor , Sydney : HarperCollins , 2014 7172898 2014 selected work poetry (taught in 4 units)

'Kenneth Slessor (1901-71) is one of Australia's finest poets and this is the definitive collection of 103 poems; all he had ever published. This is the author's selection of his work from 1919 to 1939, first published as One Hundred Poems in 1944 (with the addition of three further poems in 1957). It draws from his acclaimed books, Earth Visitors (1926), Cuckooz Contrey (1932) and Five Bells (1939). Introduced by Dennis Haskell, this selection includes Slessor's own piece about his work, 'Some Notes on the Poems'. From his historical series, 'Five Visions of Captain Cook', to his memorial to the loss of a friend, 'Five Bells', from the tragic landscape of El Alamein, made famous in 'Beach Burial', to the meditation 'Out of Time', Slessor's poetry continues to dazzle contemporary audiences.' (Publication summary)

Australian Literature Charles Sturt University 2015 (Semester 2)
y separately published work icon Kenneth Slessor Selected Poems Kenneth Slessor , Sydney : HarperCollins , 2014 7172898 2014 selected work poetry (taught in 4 units)

'Kenneth Slessor (1901-71) is one of Australia's finest poets and this is the definitive collection of 103 poems; all he had ever published. This is the author's selection of his work from 1919 to 1939, first published as One Hundred Poems in 1944 (with the addition of three further poems in 1957). It draws from his acclaimed books, Earth Visitors (1926), Cuckooz Contrey (1932) and Five Bells (1939). Introduced by Dennis Haskell, this selection includes Slessor's own piece about his work, 'Some Notes on the Poems'. From his historical series, 'Five Visions of Captain Cook', to his memorial to the loss of a friend, 'Five Bells', from the tragic landscape of El Alamein, made famous in 'Beach Burial', to the meditation 'Out of Time', Slessor's poetry continues to dazzle contemporary audiences.' (Publication summary)

Australian Literature Charles Sturt University 2016 (Semester 2)
y separately published work icon Kenneth Slessor Selected Poems Kenneth Slessor , Sydney : HarperCollins , 2014 7172898 2014 selected work poetry (taught in 4 units)

'Kenneth Slessor (1901-71) is one of Australia's finest poets and this is the definitive collection of 103 poems; all he had ever published. This is the author's selection of his work from 1919 to 1939, first published as One Hundred Poems in 1944 (with the addition of three further poems in 1957). It draws from his acclaimed books, Earth Visitors (1926), Cuckooz Contrey (1932) and Five Bells (1939). Introduced by Dennis Haskell, this selection includes Slessor's own piece about his work, 'Some Notes on the Poems'. From his historical series, 'Five Visions of Captain Cook', to his memorial to the loss of a friend, 'Five Bells', from the tragic landscape of El Alamein, made famous in 'Beach Burial', to the meditation 'Out of Time', Slessor's poetry continues to dazzle contemporary audiences.' (Publication summary)

Australian Literature and the Canonical Imaginary University of Sydney 2014 (Semester 2)
y separately published work icon Kenneth Slessor Selected Poems Kenneth Slessor , Sydney : HarperCollins , 2014 7172898 2014 selected work poetry (taught in 4 units)

'Kenneth Slessor (1901-71) is one of Australia's finest poets and this is the definitive collection of 103 poems; all he had ever published. This is the author's selection of his work from 1919 to 1939, first published as One Hundred Poems in 1944 (with the addition of three further poems in 1957). It draws from his acclaimed books, Earth Visitors (1926), Cuckooz Contrey (1932) and Five Bells (1939). Introduced by Dennis Haskell, this selection includes Slessor's own piece about his work, 'Some Notes on the Poems'. From his historical series, 'Five Visions of Captain Cook', to his memorial to the loss of a friend, 'Five Bells', from the tragic landscape of El Alamein, made famous in 'Beach Burial', to the meditation 'Out of Time', Slessor's poetry continues to dazzle contemporary audiences.' (Publication summary)

Australian Literature and the Canonical Imaginary University of Sydney 2015 (Semester 1)
Text Unit Name Institution Year
y separately published work icon Poems Kenneth Slessor , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1957 Z531943 1957 selected work poetry (taught in 5 units) Australian Literature Charles Sturt University 2013 (Semester 2)
y separately published work icon Poems Kenneth Slessor , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1957 Z531943 1957 selected work poetry (taught in 5 units) Australian Literature (Bathurst campus) Charles Sturt University 2011 (Semester 2)
y separately published work icon Poems Kenneth Slessor , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1957 Z531943 1957 selected work poetry (taught in 5 units) Australian Literature (Bathurst campus) Charles Sturt University 2012
y separately published work icon Poems Kenneth Slessor , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1957 Z531943 1957 selected work poetry (taught in 5 units) Australian Literature 1920-1960 University of Sydney 2009 (Semester 1)
y separately published work icon Poems Kenneth Slessor , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1957 Z531943 1957 selected work poetry (taught in 5 units) Australian Modernism University of Sydney 2011 (Semester 2)
Text Unit Name Institution Year
William Street i "The red globes of liqht, the liquor-green,", Kenneth Slessor , 1939 single work poetry (taught in 1 units)
— Appears in: Five Bells : XX Poems 1939; (p. 33) Second Unk White's Laugh Parade : One for the Road 1940; (p. 2) One Hundred Poems : 1919-1939 1944; (p. 115) ABC Weekly , 10 August 1946; (p. 5) Poems 1975; (p. 117) The Collins Book of Australian Poetry 1981; (p. 125)
Creative Writing University of New South Wales 2014 (Semester 2)
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