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Alan Wearne Alan Wearne i(A16822 works by) (a.k.a. Alan Richard Wearne)
Also writes as: 'Walker Norris'
Born: Established: 1948 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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It's Baby Boomer Party Time in Oz Alan Wearne , sequence poetry
1 Alan Wearne Reviews Ross Gibson Alan Wearne , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , November vol. 83 no. 2017;

'This is a volume of (mainly) prose poems, derived by its compiler/adaptor/author Ross Gibson, from a large dossier of New South Wales Police records. If these can be described as ‘found’ poems (even if they have been edited) it would be as likely to refer to them as ‘accidental’. Certainly, these portraits and narratives may be challenging and at times infuriating, but when fully firing they are art, very entertaining and most instructive. Centred on criminals and missing persons, the cache Gibson has discovered seems to have been made for poets to find, they being much too important for writers of contemporary Australian prose fiction. One could of course imagine plenty of such material appearing in an historical Selected Documents anthology, in particular the prologue section ‘Notes for Detectives and Men in Plain Clothes.’' (Introduction)

1 Moonlight in Vermont South; or Also Starring Bob Hawke as Himself Alan Wearne , 2017 single work short story
— Appears in: Meanjin , December vol. 76 no. 4 2017; (p. 96-105)

'The narrator's father was a member of the Whitlam Government and the Melbourne suburb is pronounced Ver-mont...' (Introduction)

1 2 y separately published work icon These Things Are Real Alan Wearne , Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2017 11483962 2017 selected work poetry

'Alan Wearne specialises in monologues and verse narratives. A young widow in post-war Melbourne fends off the approaches of her best friend’s husband; a retired femocrat recalls her lovelorn Maoist youth; a single mother falls into an abusive relationship with a drifting musician; a heroin addict is haunted by his dealer’s murder of a youth. Also included is ‘The Sarsaparilla Writer’s Centre’, a collection of satires on music, football, religion, politics, and poets.'(Synopsis)

1 2 y separately published work icon With the Youngsters : Group Sestinas and Group Villanelles Alan Wearne (editor), Flinders Lane : Grand Parade Poets , 2017 11414198 2017 anthology poetry

'From near two decades, with well over 450 personnel employed in their making these group efforts are maddeningly memorable examples of what collective brain power can do when it bends the rules, and let's face it plenty of today's poetry could do with a solid amount of rule-bending. Name the muse and she was doubtless invoked.' (Publication Summary)

1 Waitin’ for the Viet Cong i "The speaker is a recently retired femocrat", Alan Wearne , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , October no. 27 2014;
1 Anti-Clerical Polemic i "Houston, Jensen, Pell and Nile put the Son ofGod on trial, though Love thy neighbour's fine as such seems like The Man forgave too much ...", Alan Wearne , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Best Australian Poems 2014 2014; (p. 93)
1 Mixed Business i "The speaker is…", Alan Wearne , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , no. 46.1 2014; TEXT Special Issue Website Series , October no. 27 2014;
1 Extract from The Vanity of Australian Wishes Alan Wearne , 2013 extract poetry
— Appears in: The Best Australian Poems 2013 2013; (p. 183-184)
1 A Portrait of Three Young High School Teachers i "In full, pleated, white or floral-patterned skirts,", Alan Wearne , 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: Notes for the Translators : From 142 New Zealand and Australian Poets 2012; (p. 422-424)
1 Anger Management : A South Coast Fable i "If, in single motherhood there's chaos,", Alan Wearne , 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Best Australian Poems 2012 2012; (p. 9-16)
1 7 y separately published work icon Prepare the Cabin for Landing Alan Wearne , Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2012 Z1901154 2012 selected work poetry The collection includes an affectionate portrait of three Melbourne high school teachers in the early 1960s, and a saga which records the destinies of their pupils. It also includes satires on the worlds of finance and drug-dealing, literary academics and baby-boomer libertines, and seven new poems based on Australian pop songs. [From the publisher]
1 Also Starring... i "Ben Kingsley as David Malouf", Alan Wearne , 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 207 2012; (p. 92-93)
1 Sarsaparilla : A Calypso i "Fifty years past, for a fact,", Alan Wearne , 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: Fifty-One Contemporary Poets from Australia
1 Amazing Things, or An Essay Upon the Future Alan Wearne , 2012 single work essay
— Appears in: Rabbit , Spring no. 6 2012; (p. 93-101)
1 Freely and With the Appropriate Sense of Space i "A loft on the US West Coast. Out of a window the sun sinks", Alan Wearne , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Best Australian Poems 2011 2011; (p. 178-182)
1 6 y separately published work icon 6am in the Universe : Selected Poems Benjamin Frater , Rob Wilson (editor), Alan Wearne (editor), Wollongong : Grand Parade Poets , 2011 Z1812962 2011 selected work poetry
1 1 Howzat i "Caughtbowledstumpedrunoutlegbefore", Alan Wearne , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 17 July 2011; (p. 5)
1 Ode i "Industry Body, Peak Industry Body", Alan Wearne , 2010 single work poetry
— Appears in: Heat , no. 24 (New Series) 2010; (p. 201-202)
1 Magicked Away i "The taken mile reverts to inch:", 'Walker Norris' , 2010 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , December vol. 34 no. 2010;
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