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John Hawke John Hawke i(A13690 works by)
Born: Established: 1965 ;
Gender: Male
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1 John Hawke Launches False Fruits by Matthew Hall John Hawke , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain : An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics , June vol. 4 no. 1.1 2017;
1 Unruly Energies : Two Surveys of Australian Poetry John Hawke , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 389 2017; (p. 43-45)
‘According to The Magic Pudding, Bunyip Bluegum’s erudition is established through his ability to ‘converse on a great variety of subjects, having read all the best Australian poets’, a questionable achievement in Norman Lindsay’s day. A glance through the Annals of Australian Literature reveals the paucity of quality Australian poetry volumes published through most of the twentieth century, with selection shaped by the tastes of powerfully controlling editors, especially Douglas Stewart. Even in 1966, Max Harris’s survey essay on ‘Conflicts in Australian Intellectual Life’ – in which he inveighs against the academic gatekeeping of critics such as A.D.  Hope, James McAuley, and Vincent Buckley in the post-‘Ern Malley’ era – notes the limited opportunities for publication by emerging ‘younger non-intellectual’ poets. This situation changed dramatically for the generation of poets who appeared in the 1970s, with generous subsidies and the emergence of a range of independent and commercial publishing opportunities for poetry volumes: poets of this generation – whilst splitting the spoils along the lines of painstakingly demarcated coteries – responded to this opportunity by producing oeuvres often staggeringly more voluminous than those of the poets who preceded them (Kenneth Slessor’s 100 Poems would these days barely constitute a single publication).’ (Introduction)
1 South East i "Lightning signs", John Hawke , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain: An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics , August vol. 3 no. 2 2016;
1 PiO, Fitzroy : The Collective Biography (Collective Effort Press 2015) John Hawke , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 6 no. 1 2016; (p. 109-111)

— Review of Fitzroy : The Biography TT. O , 2015 selected work poetry
1 Running with the Pack i "These lost boys translucent in the radiance", John Hawke , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 August no. 55.0 2016;
1 Sea Priestess i "They are draining the submerged cathedral,", John Hawke , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Journal of Poetics Research , September no. 5 2016;
1 A Direct Invocation of Supernature : John Hawke Launches ‘Ticket to Ride’ by Philip Hammial John Hawke , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , April - June no. 14 2015;

— Review of Ticket to Ride Philip Hammial , 2015 selected work poetry
1 4 y separately published work icon Aurelia John Hawke , Carlton : Cordite Press , 2015 8623953 2015 selected work poetry

'In his retelling of the myth of Orpheus – where Eurydice is described as ‘the profoundly obscure point to which art and desire, death and night, seem to tend’ – Maurice Blanchot charts the relationship between poetry and loss, by which to desire is to necessitate, even to invoke, obscurity: to confine the object of desire, along with the poet, to song; to translate life into word, and, through word, into dream. In this conception, to write is always to admit to, but also to dwell with, loss – to experience the loss of a once-loved person as a mode of living. When Nerval writes that dreams are a second life, he not only refers to the dreams we experience in sleep, but also to the dreams that arise as a consequence of lost desires, dreams perhaps thwarted by chance: of lives once meant, but never lived.

'These lives often coexist with our own as lost alternatives, counter-experiences or impossible possibilities; they lie within the everyday like a subtext, or a haunting. To transmute desire into language is to erect a monument to that desire, to announce it as permanent, but also to profoundly transform both the subject and the object of desire: to confine them, in their relationship, to the monument and the tomb. Since evocation presupposes loss or absence – as Mallarmé showed – then to write is to desire something that continually slips away, and must once again be invoked in a series of repetitions and beginnings that both conjure and obscure. '–John Hawke' (Publication summary)

1 The Night Air i "He is running through the school", John Hawke , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Axon : Creative Explorations , December vol. 4 no. 2 2014;
1 Pieta i "These similarities cannot be exchanged for a garland", John Hawke , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 74 no. 1 2014; (p. 215-216)
1 2 y separately published work icon Poetry and the Trace Ann Vickery (editor), John Hawke (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2014 7683397 2014 anthology criticism

'Poetry and the Trace is a compelling collection of critical essays by poets and scholars, offering fresh and teasing reflections on the art of contemporary poetry. As the volume’s title declares, poetry is enmeshed with ‘the trace’, Derrida’s ‘mark of the absence of a presence’. The trace: glimpsed in the haunting evanescence of poetry, its quicksilver breath, its collisions between desire and melancholy, between memory and loss. The trace is poetry’s musicality, its dance between distance and intimacy. ' (Publication summary)

1 ‘Distant and Kindred Analogies’ in Recent Australian Poetry John Hawke , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 59 no. 1 2014; (p. 144-163)

— Review of Threefer Ken Bolton , 2013 selected work poetry ; Towns in the Great Desert Peter Boyle , 2012 selected work poetry ; Hotel Hyperion Lisa Gorton , 2013 selected work poetry ; The Best Australian Poems 2013 2013 selected work poetry ; The Vision of Error : A Sextet of Activist Poems John Kinsella , 2013 selected work poetry ; Night Writing Kathryn Lomer , 2014 selected work poetry ; Even in the Dark Rose Lucas , 2013 selected work poetry ; Unbelievers, or 'The Moor' John Mateer , 2013 selected work poetry ; Ephemeral Waters Kate Middleton , 2013 selected work poetry ; New Selected Poems Geoff Page , 2013 selected work poetry ; Leaves of Glass David Prater , 2013 selected work poetry ; Unearthed Tracy Ryan , 2013 selected work poetry ; Goad Omen Corey Wakeling , 2013 selected work poetry
1 The Point i "The green strip of land projecting low from the bay", John Hawke , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 215 2014; (p. 85)
1 John Hawke Reviews Javant Biarujia and Michael Farrell John Hawke , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , no. 41 2013;

— Review of Resinations Javant Biarujia , 2012 selected work poetry ; Open Sesame Michael Farrell , 2012 selected work poetry
1 The Conscience of Avimael Guzman i "In grey wind where snow turns to ice, leaving no shelter,", John Hawke , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Best Australian Poems 2013 2013; (p. 164-167) Cordite Poetry Review , no. 41 2013; 20 Poets : Selected Poems, Cordite Books Series 1 & 2 2017; (p. 1-5)
1 Destroy Kansas to Reveal Oz : From John Ashbery to Francis Webb John Hawke , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , December no. 44.0 2013;
1 Suggestible like a Straw Pounded with a Rubber Mallet i "Viewed through the sliding", John Hawke , 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 November no. 40.0 2012;
1 Letter to the Editor John Hawke , 2012 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 November 2012; (p. 3)
1 Post-Symbolism : James McAuley, A. D. Hope and Patrick White John Hawke , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literature and the Symbolist Movement 2009; (p. 134-151)
1 The Art of Magic : Kenneth Slessor John Hawke , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literature and the Symbolist Movement 2009; (p. 84-109)
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