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Peter Bakowski Peter Bakowski i(A3878 works by) (a.k.a. Peter Paul Bakowski)
Born: Established: 1954 Carlton, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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1 Mariette Handke Talks with Her Book Group Friends Peter Bakowski , Ken Bolton , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , vol. 39 no. 4 2020; (p. 54)
1 Schoolgirl i "The long banks of windows disclose nothing", Peter Bakowski , Ken Bolton , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , vol. 39 no. 4 2020; (p. 11)
1 The Morning Clientele at Pellegrini's i "A gaggle of nurses,", Peter Bakowski , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Communion Literary Magazine , December no. 14 2020;
1 Isolated Cottage, Skopelos, 16 October 1972 i "Ink spilt on the best tablecloth.", Peter Bakowski , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Collaboration , no. 31 2019;
1 y separately published work icon Wardrobe of Selves Peter Bakowski , Canberra : Recent Work Press , 2019 18577667 2019 selected work poetry

'Sometimes I sit at the kitchen table
at 2 in the morning
and have a go at writing a poem.

'Wardrobe of Selves examines what differentiates our private self from our public self—how often or rarely each of us is candid, driven to reveal our oldest secrets and scars; or calculating, moving through rooms and situations with bravado and ambition; or on the cusp of giving birth to our most remarkable self or conversely jettisoning a limited self which has held us back for too long.

'The real and fictitious individuals portrayed in Wardrobe of Selves represent a spectrum of responses to pivotal human moments of idyll and dilemma, creativity and fury.

'Wardrobe of Selves, Peter Bakowski’s seventh full-length poetry collection, pays homage to: the acrostic poem, aphorisms, blues and roots music, the cities of Berlin, Melbourne and Paris, espionage, film noir, haiku, humour, modern history, pacifism, painting, photography portraiture, proverbs, quotations, the sonnet, surrealism and travel.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Mr Greene Attends a Party, Cannes, 19 April 1946 i "Boldness—you’ve always admired it in others. The way they", Peter Bakowski , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: StylusLit , March no. 5 2019;
1 y separately published work icon The Elsewhere Variations Peter Bakowski , Ken Bolton , Mile End : Wakefield Press , 2019 17227786 2019 selected work poetry

'The Elsewhere Variations is a series of poems by Peter Bakowski and Ken Bolton in which themes develop, are abandoned, resurface, where poems answer, continue or oppose each other. The usual thrills of collaborative projects. But these are unusual and will get attention just on that basis - and they are variously funny, mysterious, & occasionally moving.

'There are eight sets of six: forty-eight poems. They begin with a lightly fictionalised account of the poetry wars of inner Melbourne - but from there they undertake a survey of human happiness, ambition and acceptance.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Portrait of Emma Palandra in the CBD, Melbourne, July 2018 i "Wearing a fake fur,", Peter Bakowski , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , May no. 91 2019;
1 Portrait of Noel Calais, Bodypunch Boxing Gym, 71—75 Wangee Road, Lakemba, 29 October 2005 i "Being a New Zealander in Sydney isn’t pest free.", Peter Bakowski , Ken Bolton , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Otoliths , 1 November no. 51 2018;
1 A Bitter Taste i "The Global Financial Crisis—the Global Fried Chicken.", Ken Bolton , Peter Bakowski , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Otoliths , 1 November no. 51 2018;
1 Portrait of Andy Pultro, Flat 8, 9 Balfour Road, Rose Bay, 13 February 1994 i "Andy didn’t return Celeste’s calls,", Peter Bakowski , Ken Bolton , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Otoliths , 1 November no. 51 2018;
1 Outro i ""Are you alright, Frank?" "I don't feel great.", Ken Bolton , Peter Bakowski , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Otoliths , 1 November no. 51 2018;
1 Portrait of Celeste Paladi, Room 24, The Biltmore Private Hotel, Bondi, 27 December 1993 i "By her bed, Celeste finds a clean glass,", Peter Bakowski , Ken Bolton , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Otoliths , 1 November no. 51 2018;
1 Perspective—Coogee, Sydney 2016 i "Janey comes in. “Hi, Jane,” I greet her,", Ken Bolton , Peter Bakowski , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Otoliths , 1 November no. 51 2018;
1 The Truants : Sixpack 4 : Fourth Set Peter Bakowski , Ken Bolton , 2018 sequence poetry
— Appears in: Otoliths , 1 November no. 51 2018;
1 Aesthetics i "I’m on the ferry—well, I’m still on the ferry—", Ken Bolton , Peter Bakowski , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Otoliths , 1 November no. 51 2018;
1 Al Gorrano Talks to a Fellow Dog Owner, 79th Street, New York City, 15 May 2017 i "Sure I talk to my dog, have his undivided attention. You won’t catch him", Peter Bakowski , Ken Bolton , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Otoliths , 1 November no. 51 2018;
1 Afternoons i "I'm schlepping down Sixth past places where I used to hang out once.", Peter Bakowski , Peter Bakowski , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Otoliths , 1 November no. 51 2018;
1 A Nice Set of Wheels i "A bowl of cornflakes with warm milk—", Peter Bakowski , Ken Bolton , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Otoliths , 1 November no. 51 2018;
1 Palisades i "I almost forget to notice it some nights—", Ken Bolton , Peter Bakowski , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Otoliths , 1 November no. 51 2018;
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