Hook and Eye: A Selection of Poems

Hook and Eye: A Selection of Poems

by Judith Beveridge, Paul Kane (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807600009
Publisher: Braziller, George Inc.
Publication date: 09/05/2014
Series: Australian Poets Series
Pages: 98
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Judith Beveridge is the author of four highly regarded collections of poems and editor of several anthologies.
The recipient of numerous awards, including many of Australia’s most prestigious prizes, she serves as poetry editor of Meanjin and teaches at the University of Sydney.

Paul Kane is a poet and critic who has published six collections of poems and a dozen other books. He has received a Fulbright award, Guggenheim and NEA Fellowships and grants from the Mellon Foundation. He is general editor of The Braziller Series of Australian Poets, and is currently
Professor of English and Environmental Studies at Vassar College. He lives in
Warwick, New York.

Table of Contents

A Note on Judith Beveridge xi


Girl Swinging 5

Orb Spider 7

Fox in a Tree Stump 8

The Caterpillars 9

On Polling Day 11

Walking in the Angophora Forest at Night 13

The Domesticity of Giraffes 15

The Clerical Angel 17

The Two Brothers 19

The Eunuch's Lament 21

When Will the Kennelman Come 23

Naming Roses 24

Girl on a Rooftop Flying a Kite 26

To the Islands 28

Woman and Child 30

The Fisherman's Son 32


Man Washing on a Railway Platform Outside Delhi 37

The Dung Collector 39

Bahadour 41

The Saffron Picker 43

from "Between the Palace and the Bodhi Tree"

The Vow 44

The Krait 45

One Sight 47

Doubt 49

The Kite 50

Grass 51

Benares 52

In the Forest 53

Source 55


from "Driftgrounds?Three Fishermen"

The Shark 59

The Cast 60

Tackle 61

Delancey 63

Jellyfish 65

Winda Woppa 66

Whale 68

Gale 69

The Point 71

Grennan Mending Nets 72

River Music 73

Capricorn 74


The Harbor 79

Cockatoos 80

The Hive 81

The Binoculars 83

The Mosquito, Riffs and Plaints 85

Herons at Dusk 87

The Aquarium 88

from Devadatta's Poems

Alms Round, Sarnath 92

The Past 93

At Rajkote, After the Rains Retreat 95

Notes to Poems 96

Biographical Note 98

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