John Watson's poetry

Beston, John (2010) John Watson's poetry. Southerly, 70 1: 179-193.

Author Beston, John
Title John Watson's poetry
Journal name Southerly
ISSN 0038-3732
ISBN 9781921556135
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 70
Issue 1
Start page 179
End page 193
Total pages 15
Editor David Brooks
Elizabeth McMahon
Place of publication Sydney, NSW, Australia
Publisher English Association
Language eng
Abstract John Watson's poetry is not widely known, but it is too important to remain outside the experience of those interested in Australian literature.Watson has a profound knowledge of the tradition of poetry in English - American as well as British and Australian - and has set about creating a highly individual place for himself within it. His facility with poetic forms and technique is evident from the opening sequence of 'Four Sonnets, Freely Based on Lope de Vega' in his first book, A First Reader, but his greatest gift, the one that sets him high among Australian poets, is his astonishing gift for metaphor. Characteristically, he thinks in terms of metaphor, and it is this habit that most stands out in his poetry.
Keyword Australian poetry -- 20th century
Oodgeroo Noonucca
Australian literature -- Aboriginal Australian authors
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Special Issue: "Golden Tongues: The Arts of Translation".

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