POETRY IN MOTION: DESCRIBING AUSTRALIAN POETRY 1890-1900

ALEX JONES

Abstract


There has been a feeling that the beginning of the 1890's in Australia was marked by the production of poetry that spoke with a particularly Australian voice. According to H.A. Green: 

'Now for the first time Australia began to produce a literature from which the last echoings had almost entirely faded. which had a nature and individuality essentially its own ... '

Judith Wright makes the same kind of point: for her the poets of the nineties communicate an authentic Australianism pioneered by Gordon which had lain quiescent in the seventies and eighties.


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