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Smoke encrypted whispers / Samuel Wagan Watson.

Title
Smoke encrypted whispers / Samuel Wagan Watson.
Author
Watson, Samuel Wagan, 1972-
Publication
St Lucia, Qld., Australia : University of Queensland Press ; Portland, Or. : Distributed in the USA and Canada by International Specialized Books Services, 2004.

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Description
ix, 171 p.; 20 cm.
Subject
Aboriginal Australians > Poetry
Genre/Form
Poetry
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Contents
A prelude -- Magnesium girl -- After 2 a.m -- Back seat driver -- On the river -- Waiting for the good man -- Raindrops fall in vain -- Chloe in the window box -- The postman's privilege -- Musing : the graveyard shift -- New farm is closed -- White stucco dreaming -- The crooked men -- Brown water looting -- Jetty nights -- Carefree -- Deadman's mouth harp -- A verse for the cheated -- The fatal garden -- Radio thick blood -- Midnight's boxer -- Surgery music -- A bent neck black and flustered feather mallee -- The gloom swans -- A black bird of my mind -- Fly-fishing in woolloongabba -- Shout-me-a-wine requiem -- Crust -- The writer's suitcase -- Midnight's plague -- Labelled -- For the wake and skeleton dance -- The dingo lounge -- Valley man -- Cheap white-goods at the dreamtime sale -- The mosquito room -- Mudflat -- It starts -- 1986 -- Poem 9 -- Once was a rifle range -- The Kabul manifest -- The job -- Hotel bone -- When dogs gamble -- The late shift erupts -- Bone yard, South Brisbane -- Cold storage -- The dusk sessions -- Kangaroo crossing -- What more -- Were not truckin' around -- Nil by mouth -- The golden skin of cowgirls -- Floodlight sonatas -- Abandoned factories -- Scenes from a getaway car -- Night racing -- 3 a.m. escape -- Pre-flight -- 95 cents a litre -- Deo optimo maximo -- Gasoline -- Literary festival bump-out -- Itinerant blue -- Products of Mexico -- Gas tank sonnets -- Sunday -- The last bullfighter -- Back road -- Sultry gridlock musings -- Brunswick St. Blues -- Ambulance chaser -- Talking to the airplanes -- Three-legged dogs -- Fire -- The night house -- Jaded Olympic moments -- Without regret -- Future primitive -- The night train from Newcastle -- Sortie -- The finder's fee -- Skeletons in the trunk -- The thousand-yard stare -- King -- Last exit to Brisbane -- Hollow squall -- Smoke signals -- Tigerland -- Scared of the dark -- Wecker road -- Cribb island -- Capalaba -- Rip -- Smoke water -- Author's notes #1 -- Darkroom -- Fisherman islands -- Paper trails to midnight -- Author's notes #2 -- Ghosts of boundary street -- Dog tired tune -- When I crossed the ditch -- Author's notes #3 -- The dust company -- From boundary street, west end... -- Snapshots -- Aunty grey smoke -- Author's notes -- conclusion -- Revolver.
ISBN
0702234710 (pbk.)
LCCN
^^2004463450
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library