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Martin Harrison (born in 1949) is an Australian poet.

He published poems and limited edition books in London and New Zealand before his first main collection, The Distribution of Voice (University of Queensland Press),appeared in Australia in 1993. In the 80s Harrison worked as a literary journalist and reviewer as well as a producer for ABC Radio, where he was closely associated with sound art, new music and experimental radio work. His 1997 poetry collection, The Kangaroo Farm (Paperbark Press) was shortlisted for the Victorian Premiers Award, and his 2001 collection Summer (Paperbark Press) won the Wesley Michel Wright Award for poetry. A selected poems, Wild Bees (University of Western Australia Press) was shortlisted for both the South Australian Premiers Awards and the ACT Poetry Prize.

Harrison has written extensively about Australian poetry. Some of his essays are collected in the internationally acclaimed volume "Who Wants to Create Australia?" (Halstead Press). This book was a Times Literary Supplement book of the year selection for 2004.

His poetry has been translated into Mandarin (A Kangaroo Farm trans Shaoyang Zhang, Jiangsu, Nanjing 2008)and into French.

There is a wide range of critical commentary on his work, principally in Australian and some UK journals. In the main, these views focus either on the detailed micro-perceptual approach to environment and natural phenomena in his work or on the self-reflective, time filled nature of selfhood in his work or they focus, more directly, on the metaphysical nature of many of the poems. British critic David Morley has defined Harrison as the writer of "some of the most brilliant metaphysical nature poems of our time." Michael Farrell, however, considers the subjective side of his work in the preface to the Out of the Box anthology (Puncher and Wattmann, Sydney 2009) describing his poetry as about selfhood caught in the process of learning, in which "learning the self and world are in alternation." Nigel Wheale captures a similar sense, reviewing The Kangaroo Farm in the London Review of Books (20:19, 1998), describing the poems as attempts to create "livable locales" and a form of pursuit for places where, in Wheale's words, "ordinary happiness might reside."

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Total Books: 72
Francis Bacon Books and Painting
2020 - Francis Bacon Books and Painting (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780500239988
ISBN-10: 0500239983
Genre: Arts & Photography

James Moore Retrospective
2017 - James Moore Retrospective (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788862084949
ISBN-10: 8862084943
Genre: Arts & Photography

Francis Bacon France and Monaco
2016 - Francis Bacon France and Monaco (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780956873880
ISBN-10: 095687388X
Genre: Arts & Photography

Egon Schiele Jenny Saville
2015 - Egon Schiele Jenny Saville (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783775738514
ISBN-10: 3775738517
Genre: Arts & Photography

Louis Vuitton Fashion Photography
2014 - Louis Vuitton Fashion Photography (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780847843312
ISBN-10: 0847843319

Linda McCartney Life in Photographs
2011 - Linda Mccartney Life in Photographs (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783836527286
ISBN-10: 3836527286
Genre: Arts & Photography
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The De Gaulle Republic
2009 - The De Gaulle Republic (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781104839369
ISBN-10: 1104839369

Francis Bacon Incunabula
2009 - Francis Bacon Incunabula (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780500093443
ISBN-10: 050009344X
Genre: Arts & Photography

Is That So Kid David Bailey Angelica Huston
2008 - Is That So Kid David Bailey Angelica Huston (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783865216328
ISBN-10: 3865216323

Wild Bees New and Selected Poems
2008 - Wild Bees New and Selected Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781848610088
ISBN-10: 1848610084

Wild Bees
2008 - Wild Bees [University of Western Australia Press New Writing] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781921401107
ISBN-10: 1921401109

2007 - Too Much Information (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781847533357
ISBN-10: 1847533353

The Judgement of Paris
2007 - The Judgement of Paris (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781847539533
ISBN-10: 184753953X

In Camera Francis Bacon Photography Film and the Practice of Painting
Francis Bacon - In Camera
2006 - Francis Bacon - in Camera (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783865210975
ISBN-10: 386521097X

In Camera--Francis Bacon Film Photography and the Practice of Painting
Fliegen Sie sofort nach
2005 - Fliegen Sie Sofort Nach (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783865210982
ISBN-10: 3865210988

Peter Lindbergh Images Of Women
2004 - Peter Lindbergh Images of Women (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783829601436
ISBN-10: 3829601433
Genre: Arts & Photography

Our ABC' A Dying Culture One Way Forward in Arts Programming
2004 - Our Abc' a Dying Culture One Way Forward in Arts Programming (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780958121248
ISBN-10: 0958121249

David Bailey Locations Photographs 1970-1979
2003 - David Bailey Locations Photographs 1970-1979 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780500542736
ISBN-10: 0500542732
Genre: Arts & Photography

Mountain and Plain  From the Lycian Coast to the Phrygian Plateau in the Late Roman and Early Byzantine Period
1998 - The Language of Theatre [The Book of Words] (Paperback)
1984 - David Bailey [The Great Photographers] (Paperback)
1980 - 1975 (Paperback)
1976 - Leisure (Paperback)
Theatre/a Book of Words [The Book of Words] (Hardcover)