Flying Blind: New and Selected Poetry 1985-2015

Flying Blind: New and Selected Poetry 1985-2015

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ISBN-13: 9781925529838
Publisher: Mosher's Business Support Pty Ltd
Publication date: 10/27/2016
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Tony Scanlon, born Surry Hills, Sydney in 1945, holds a PhD from the University of New England (NSW) in Early English Literature.

His career as a teacher ranges from teaching primary children, through to supervising post-Doctoral studies. He has also worked with Aboriginal people in prisons and remote communities in Northern Australia. For several years he worked in Darwin in adult literacy education, as well as with Vietnamese "boat people" in acclimatisation programmes in the early 1980s. He retired from teaching in 2009.

He has worked extensively as a reviewer for a number of publications, including a period as the N.T. correspondent for The Australian Book Review. His creative writing has been awarded the Red Earth Poetry award for Northern Territory poetry twice; his first collection, Rain at Gunn Point (Kardoorair Press, ed A.J. Bennett, 1990), won the Jesse Litchfield Award for Northern Territory Literature (1991). His work with Aboriginal people and his profound empathy with them is reflected in much of his poetry, as are his concerns with man's cataclysmic impact on the natural world and its creatures. His second collection, A Mask of Stone (Kardoorair Press, ed A.J. Bennett, 1995), was well received critically and was adopted into several senior literature English courses in NSW secondary schools.

His poetry has appeared in a number of anthologies and literary journals and he has read at many poetry venues, in secondary schools, at Creative Writing seminars, and on AM and FM radio programmes in NSW and interstate.

He is married, with four children, and a growing band of grandchildren.

Table of Contents

- FOREWORD
- PREFACE

Relationships
- FLYING BLIND
- AT FIRST SIGHT
- OCTOBER
- A MAN FROM PRAGUE
- KEKASIHKU
- A GAME OF CARDS
- NIGHT FISHING
- A MASK OF STONE
- FOR BELINDA, ON HER EIGHTEENTH
- CANOEING THE MURRUMBIDGEE
- ANNA AT BUTTERFLY GORGE
- FOR SUSAN
- SECOND HONEYMOON
- ORCHIDS IN PO WAH YUEN
- IN DECEMBER
- SUSAN IN THE GARDEN
- ANNIVERSARY
- ALCHEMY
- SERVICE
- AFTER THE BALL
- AT THE LIGHTS
- BATTERED CHILDREN
- JANUARY AND MAY
- DRIFTING
- POST MORTEM AMORIS
- SILENCE

People and Places
- THE SPIRIT OF PROGRESS
- "FARM COTTAGE" SUITE
- BALMORAL QUARTET
- BACKING THE TEDDIES
- CLONTARF NOCTURNE
- SUBURBAN TRAIN
- HIGH HOLBORN STREET
- LOST IN VENICE
- SHOPPING ON THE CHAMPS ELYSEE
- IN ST. PAUL'S
- MONOLOGUE IN SURABAYA
- THE NUNS OF SHWEDAGON
- BOSNIA
- JEEPNEYS
- ON SHANGHAI ROAD
- THE CUVU VILLAGERS TAKE COMMUNION
- WOMAN IN A ROOM
- ON THE EDGE OF EVERY TOWN ...
- STRANGE TOWNS

In the Deep North
- DRY SEASON
- FLYING TO PAPUNYA
- OBIRI ROCK
- ARTISTS
- BUFFALO CREEK
- LANGUAGE LESSON
- MORNING MUSTER
- NIGHTMARES IN WARD NINE
- A DEATH IN CUSTODY
- ESCAPE CLIFFS
- THE HANGED MAN
- GHOSTS
- JACKY GALLIPOLI
- RADIO WATCH
- RAZOR WIRE
- BLACK KITE
- STORYTELLERS

Change and Mortality
- OMENS
- SATURDAY MATINEE, (LANE COVE RIO)
- BRANDIVINO DAYS
- KEPT IN
- SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPH
- TWO RED DOGS
- EASTER RAIN AT BLACKHEATH
- COMING BACK TO THE HILL
- BIRNHAM WOOD
- CUB SCOUTS AT SIRIUS COVE
- DIGGERS
- ELEGY FOR THE YOUNG DEAD
- DOMESTIC TRAGEDIES
- FINAL EXAM
- GHOST TOUR, PORT ARTHUR
- LETTERS
- PIPERS, KNOX COLLEGE
- SAD PILGRIMAGE
- THE FINAL WORD
- THE PILOT
- THE PLEIADES
- TINTAGEL
- WOLLUNDRY LAGOON
- PHOENIX

Man and Nature
- AUBADE
- CHILDREN'S PYTHON
- CROWS AT WEST HEAD
- DEAD HORSE GAP
- FIRE SETTERS
- FISH
- FLYING FOX
- FOREST KINGFISHER
- FOREST
- FRIGATE BIRDS
- HOODED RAT
- RAINBOW LORIKEETS
- RIGHT WHALES
- SAND PAINTINGS
- SEA WASPS, LEE POINT
- SNOW LEOPARD
- SUN BEAR
- THUNDERSTORM, KOSCIUSKO
- WALLABY AND DOGS
- WALLABY
- WHISTLING DUCKS
- WHITE COCKATOOS
- WILD DOGS

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