Empty Texas

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Paper Bark Press, 1999 - Australian poetry - 79 pages
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Poets' Voices is an international series of books with audio CD's which present collections of poems by significant poets whose work is not available in existing publications. Their poems appear in the original language, together with an English translation on the facing page. With each book, whenever possible, there is a CD recording of the poet reading poems in the collection in the original language and when feasible, in the English translations. Poets' Voices will also feature monographs on key poets about whose lives, works, and influence little is currently available.

Empty Texas is the second volume of poetry by Peter Minter, a young Australian poet. Following the success of his first volume, Rhythm in a Dorsal Fin, which was widely praised and made Minter the youngest poet ever to be shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry in 1996. Empty Texas represents a maturing and broadening of Minter's scope and vision. Empty Texas scrutinizes relations between language, sensuality, and cognition, and articulates a view of life and death which is utterly honest and uncompromising.

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Contents

Prologue v7 0
As One Returned From the Grave
Living Systems
Febricula
One For The Livey
Swallow
Civilisation
On Smoking by the Harbour Thinking of Friends Recently Published in the Australians Review of Books
Mythos
37
Scenic
38
Melody
39
Liver
40
Beige
41
Blotto
42
Gravity
43
RevEnfant
44

Face Without Issue
Describing Phenomena
n Empty Texas
ii
Linguige
34
Odalisk
35
Lust
36
45
45
NeoclassicisM
46
Reverses
47
Reputation
48
Bliss
49
Copyright

About the author (1999)

Peter Minter, an award-winning poet, editor and scholar, lectures in Indigenous studies and poetics at the Koori Centre, University of Sydney. His poetry collections include blue grass, Empty Texas and Rhythm in a Dorsal Fin.

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