Doreen [by C. J. Dennis, 1917]

[Editor: This booklet by C. J. Dennis was published in 1917. As this publication did not have a contents page, a list of the contents has been provided so as to enable easier access to the text.] Doreen By C. J. Dennis Washing Day Logic and Spotted Dog Vi’lits Possum Fer ’er sweet sake I’ve […]

A Child’s Smile [by “Southern Cross”, 1944]

[Editor: This booklet of poetry by “Southern Cross” was published in 1944. As this publication did not have a contents page, a list of the contents has been provided so as to enable easier access to the text.] A Child’s Smile Eight Poems By “Southern Cross” Cherish Them Heaven’s Gate Shining Curls Little Maid Happy […]

Poetry Militant: An Australian Plea for the Poetry of Purpose [by Bernard O’Dowd, 1909]

[Editor: A booklet by Bernard O’Dowd, published in 1909.] Poetry Militant An Australian Plea for the Poetry of Purpose. By Bernard O’Dowd Author of “Dawnward?” “The Silent Land” “Dominions of the Boundary” Melbourne: T. C. Lothian, 226 Little Collins Street 1909. First Impression June 4, 1909. Poetry Militant. An Australian Plea for the Poetry of […]

A Bush Idyl [by Kenneth Mackay, 1888]

[Editor: This book-length poem by Kenneth Mackay was published in 1888.] A Bush Idyl. by Kenneth Mackay, Author of “Stirrup Jingles,” &c, &c. Edwards, Dunlop & Co., Limited, Sydney, Brisbane, and London. 1888. Inscribed to my friend James A. Mackinnon, Esq., M.L.A., &c., &c. A Bush Idyl. Part I. I saw her first the newly-wedded […]

The Bronze Trumpet: A Satirical Poem [booklet by Henry Kendall, 1866]

[Editor: This booklet-length poem was published in 1866 by an anonymous author; however, its authorship has been attributed to Henry Kendall, based upon correspondence from Kendall to Charles Harpur.] The Bronze Trumpet: A Satirical Poem by * ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “I blow through BRONZE — not breathe through silver.” — Anon. (After Browning.) Sydney: All booksellers and […]