[Editor: This book of poetry by Joseph Furphy was published in 1916. The poems were collected, after Furphy’s death, by his friend Kate Baker.]
Poems of Joseph Furphy
[Tom Collins, author of “Such is Life”]
Collected and edited by K.B.
“Glory to God; To Men Good Will!”
“The Schoolhouse on the Plain”
What the Heart of the Poet Said to the “Bulletin”
The Death of President Lincoln
Melbourne and Sydney
Lothian Book Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd.
Because “Australia is the Unit,” and because Joseph Furphy was a pioneer, this slight tribute to the genius of the Man, is offered for the appreciation of the people of the Commonwealth of belles-lettres.
Copyright — First Edition, December, 1916
Printed by the Specialty Press Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
K. B. [Kate Baker] (editor), The Poems of Joseph Furphy, Melbourne: Lothian Book Publishing Co., 1916, page
belles-lettres = (French, literally meaning “fine letters”) literature considered to be fine art, particularly regarding literature which is entertaining, refined, and sophisticated; literature of an aesthetic or artistic nature, rather than having an informative purpose
K. B. = Catherine (Kate) Baker (1861-1953), a friend of Joseph Furphy; she was a major advocate of Furphy’s literary works and successfully campaigned for the critical recognition of his novel Such Is Life
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