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Top Lines - from Australian contemporary poets

$19.95

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Product Code: 978-1-875695-26-3

 edited by Dot Jensen Maureen Granger

Top Lines is a collection of poems from 46 of Australia's best known and most promising poets selected to appeal to lower and middle secondary students. Finding poems which will interest and are relevant to students in Years 8 - 10 has always been a problem for English teachers. Developing effective and interesting poetry lessons is likewise not easy. Problems solved.

 Who are the poets?

Robert Adamson, joanne burns, Grant Caldwell, Heather Cam, Hal Colebatch, Bruce Dawe, Geoffrey Dutton, Robert Gray, Myron Lysenko, Shane McCauley, Les Murray, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Marjorie Pizer, Elizabeth Riddell, Judith Rodriguez, Margaret Scott, Coral Hull, Christopher Kelen, Andy Kissane, Peter Kocan, Thomas Shapcott, Peter Skrzynecki, Colin Thiele, John Tranter

and many others, have chosen the poems they have written which they think will most appeal to students in years 8 - 10. The resulting collection covers a wide range of poetic forms, techniques and subjects.

 '...a worthy acquisition as a class set...a useful source of otherwise unattainable material on every English teacher's bookshelf. "Top Lines Activities and Resources", to accompany the anthology is the most useful poetry-teaching resource I have seen in many years.' - The Australian English Teacher

 Top Lines is accompanied by Top Lines Activities and Resources Book which provides teachers with information and ideas, including reproducible activity pages about: the poems, the poets, poetic inspiration, forms and structures, poetic language, techniques, analysis, and how to write a poem.

 Top Lines Contents

Robert ADAMSON

Gutting the Salmon

My Granny

David BEACH

Stuntman

Railway Station Escalators

joanne burns

horizontal hold

together

Mark BUTLER

Beethoven once (for The Doctor)

Letter to a dying man

Grant CALDWELL

Hamburgerology

Ozone But

Heather CAM

That homemade garment

How I come to own a black leather jacket with

studs, zippers, snaps, and pockets galore

Hal COLEBATCH

Casting off

Grass stems at the Zoo

Bruce DAWE

Interviewing a Poet

Doctor to Patient

Geoffrey DUTTON

The Stranded Whales

Burning Off

Carolyn GERRISH

Wearing Reeboks

Fatal Attraction

Maureen GRANGER

Family Funeral

Jason to the Rescue

Jamie GRANT

Daylight Moon

Grandfather Clock

Robert GRAY

Descent

Currawongs

Susan HAMPTON

Wax

The Kitchen Of Aunty Mi And Aunty Pearl

Libby HATHORN

Stories Grandmothers Tell

Silicone Chick

Coral HULL

King Browns, Taipans & Crocodiles

stick insect

Dot JENSEN

Hoyts

Believer

Help!

Jill JONES

Like Dante in the library

The man on the bus

Antigone KEFALA

Prodigal Son

The Lunch

Christopher KELEN

When Is the Use of a Beach Necessary?

Snow

Andy KISSANE

Fancy Footwork

Facing the Moon

 

Peter KOCAN

The Fathers

Written and Directed By ...

Martin LANGFORD

Aussie

The Disco

Tony LINTERMANS

We Think We're Something

Myron LYSENKO

She Ran Off with a One-legged Man

Billy MARSHALL-STONEKING

Spirit Child

Assimilation/Western Desert/ 1962-1974

Shane McCAULEY

Baby Stick Insect

Peter McFARlANE

Lullaby

Hey Look Mum I'm on Telly

Les MURRAY

The Rollover

The Wedding at Berrico

Vera NEWSOM

Fable

Oodgeroo NOONUCCAL

A Song of Hope

Last of His Tribe

Geoff PAGE

Christ at Gallipoli

Fledgling

Marjorie PIZER

Monologue for Henry Lawson

Ron PRETTY

Bald Hill with Gliders

Turning Off

Brian PURCELL

Morning in Tuscany

Photographer

Elizabeth RIDDELL

Here Lies

The Letter

Judith RODRIGUEZ

Poolfish

The Big Girl

The House By Water

Ian SAW

Introduced Species

You were making good time

Margaret SCOTT

The Black Swans

Shark

Kerry SCUFFINS

Suburban Girls

R.I.P. Rehabilitation in Prison

Thomas SHAPCOTT

Portrait of Captain Logan

Jemal SHARAH

Kristallnacht

Peter SKRZYNECKI

Silky Oak

Children on Swings

Colin THIELE

Radio Telescope

The Wire

John TRANTER

Smoke

Lauren WILLIAMS

My Right Leg

My Grandmother Met My Grandfather

 
 
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