On First Looking

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This book was originally published as:

Kent, J., Musgrave, D., & Rickett, C. (Eds.). (2018). On first looking. Waratah, Australia: Puncher & Wattman.

ISBN: 9781925780345


190402 Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting)

Avondale Research Centre

Centre for Advancement of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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On First Looking publishes poems by student writers at Avondale College of Higher Education alongside work by some of Australia’s best contemporary poets. It is the fifth volume in a project which has run over the last decade, and like the books it follows, this anthology introduces a diverse range of poetic voices and places them within the context of a wider poetic community. With a nod in homage to John Keats’ poem, ‘On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer’, this collection celebrates a long tradition of connections between writers. It is a unique showcase for work by new and mature poets, all of them united by poetry’s gift of bringing us the world as if it has been looked at for the very first time.


Due to copyright restrictions this book is unavailable for download.

Copyright © Jean Kent, David Musgrave & Carolyn Rickett, 2018.

On First Looking may be accessed from the publisher here.

Staff and students of Avondale College may access On First Looking from Avondale College Library (829.108 B46-5).

Please refer to publisher version or contact the library.