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Issue Details: First known date: 1978... 1978 Sometimes Gladness : Collected Poems 1954-1978
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'The sixth edition of Sometimes Gladness includes three indexes to enable readers to find suitable texts. In addition to an alphabetical index, poems are also grouped according to form, and categorised by themes such as war, family, images or dreams.'

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Reading Australia

Reading Australia

This work has Reading Australia teaching resources.

Unit Suitable For

AC: Years: 9–12 (NSW Stages 5–6, English Unit 1 and 3). Age suitability depends on the focus and the choice of poems.

Themes

Australia, Australian humour, dreams, family, war

General Capabilities

Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding, Intercultural understanding, Literacy

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Longman Cheshire , 1978 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Machinei"There is a vast machine that takes the groans", Bruce Dawe , single work poetry (p. 3)
Free-Will Offering (to Gloria)i"Sweetheart, please find herewith", Bruce Dawe , single work poetry (p. 4)
All the Spring Longi"All the spring long you may possess", Bruce Dawe , single work poetry (p. 5)
Enter Without So Much as Knockingi"Blink, blink. HOSPITAL. SILENCE.", Bruce Dawe , single work poetry satire (p. 6-7)
Morning Becomes Electrici"Another day", Bruce Dawe , single work poetry (p. 8)
Pigeons Also Are a Way of Lifei"The problem was, he brooded overmuch,", Bruce Dawe , single work poetry (p. 9)
In Little Collins Streeti"In Little Collins Street a kind of light", Bruce Dawe , single work poetry (p. 10)
Abandonment of Autosi"Something about the idea", Bruce Dawe , single work poetry (p. 11)
Beatitudesi"Blessed are the files marked ACTION in the INWARD tray", Bruce Dawe , single work poetry (p. 12)
ICI Buildingi"Like that enigmatic edifice, the defaulting", Bruce Dawe , single work poetry (p. 13)
Public Library, Melbournei"Three kids came sandshoe-quiet through the door", Bruce Dawe , single work poetry (p. 14)
City Loversi"Every meeting seems a sort of miracle", Bruce Dawe , single work poetry (p. 15)
Evening : Nighti"At such a mauve", Bruce Dawe , single work poetry (p. 16)
Accident and Ambulance Sireni"At first far-off like the keening", Bruce Dawe , single work poetry (p. 17)
The City : Midnighti"Out of the sighs and breath of each small citizen", Bruce Dawe , single work poetry (p. 18)
The Victimsi"Around 1 a.m., after the last bus home,", Bruce Dawe , single work poetry (p. 19)
Provincial Cityi"Climbing the range", Bruce Dawe , single work poetry (p. 20-21)
In the New Landscapei"In the new landscape there will be only cars", Bruce Dawe , single work poetry (p. 22)
Suburban Loversi"Every morning they hold hands", Bruce Dawe , single work poetry (p. 25)
Dogs in the Morning Lighti"Responsive to the tune of lawns and trees", Bruce Dawe , single work poetry (p. 26)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Frenchs Forest, Killarney Heights - Frenchs Forest area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Pearson Education , 2006 .
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      Extent: 1vp.
      Edition info: 6th Revised edition
      Note/s:
      • Publication date 01 Jun 2006
      ISBN: 9780733978791

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording.

Works about this Work

Talking With Judy Johnson on her Approach to Poetry Cathy Bray , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Five Bells , Winter vol. 15 no. 3 2008; (p. 24-26)
Variations of Contemporary Australian Poetry : "Country Poetry" and "Town Poetry" Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Writing in Australia : Perceptions of Australian Literature in Its Historical and Cultural Context 2000; (p. 183-207)
Bruce Dawe - The Man Behind the Voice Sue Lovell (interviewer), 1989 single work interview
— Appears in: The Queensland Writer , Autumn vol. 1 no. 4 1989; (p. 5-6)
Untitled Diane Fahey , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Helix , no. 9/10 1981; (p. 10-12)

— Review of Sometimes Gladness : Collected Poems 1954-1978 Bruce Dawe , 1978 selected work poetry
Bruce Dawe at Fifty Geoff Page , 1980 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , April vol. 24 no. 4 1980; (p. 53-55) Bruce Dawe : Essays and Opinions 1990; (p. 172-178)
Untitled Bruce Beaver , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 December 1978; (p. 27)

— Review of Selected Poems Thomas Shapcott , 1978 selected work poetry ; The Cost of Seriousness Peter Porter , 1978 selected work poetry ; Sometimes Gladness : Collected Poems 1954-1978 Bruce Dawe , 1978 selected work poetry
Untitled Veronica Brady , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 11 1979; (p. 19)

— Review of Sometimes Gladness : Collected Poems 1954-1978 Bruce Dawe , 1978 selected work poetry
A Poet Who Knows About People Geoffrey Dutton , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 16 January vol. 99 no. 5143 1979; (p. 66-67)

— Review of Sometimes Gladness : Collected Poems 1954-1978 Bruce Dawe , 1978 selected work poetry ; Messages in a Bottle : Poetry by Young Australians 1978 anthology poetry
Untitled K. Goodwin , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 10-11 February 1979; (p. 8)

— Review of Sometimes Gladness : Collected Poems 1954-1978 Bruce Dawe , 1978 selected work poetry
Untitled E. Jones , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: National Times , 10 February 1979; (p. 31)

— Review of Sometimes Gladness : Collected Poems 1954-1978 Bruce Dawe , 1978 selected work poetry
Talking With Judy Johnson on her Approach to Poetry Cathy Bray , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Five Bells , Winter vol. 15 no. 3 2008; (p. 24-26)
Bruce Dawe - The Man Behind the Voice Sue Lovell (interviewer), 1989 single work interview
— Appears in: The Queensland Writer , Autumn vol. 1 no. 4 1989; (p. 5-6)
Bruce Dawe at Fifty Geoff Page , 1980 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , April vol. 24 no. 4 1980; (p. 53-55) Bruce Dawe : Essays and Opinions 1990; (p. 172-178)
Major Literary Prizes to Novelist and Biographer Rosemary Dobson , 1979 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 15 1979; (p. 6-7)
In the Matter of Law v. Dawe : Case for the Defence Philip Martin , 1979 single work
— Appears in: Southerly , December vol. 39 no. 4 1979; (p. 355-363)
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