Telling a Hawk from a Handsaw

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Carcanet, 2008 - Poetry - 71 pages
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Celebrating common household objects as well as fine-grained Australian landscapes, this emotionally engaged collection of poetry harvests the author’s wisdom, maturity, and interest in nearly everything. Exploring diverse topics—including a bush-entangled island, a bionic elephant, and Anne Boleyn’s ghost—each work uses a mixture of humor and gravity to scrutinize the meaning in our world, through the richly orchestrated language of one of Australia’s most significant poets.

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Contents

A Vocation
9
Ending with a Preposition
22
Anne Miller
35
Parking for Zeno
49
Provincial Distinctions
56
Loving in Truth
69
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About the author (2008)

Chris Wallace-Crabbe is professor emeritus at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of The Amorous Cannibal, By and Large, Read It Again, The Universe Looks Down, and Whirling, and the editor of Oxford University Press’s Australian Writers and The Oxford Literary History of Australia.

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