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Author Mudrooroo, 1938-

Title Pacific Highway boo-blooz : country poems / Mudrooroo
Published St. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 1996


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Description 58 pages ; 20 cm
Series UQP black Australian writers
UQP Black Australian writers.
Contents Pacific Highway Boo-Blooz -- Valley Blooz -- Cheap Hotel Blooz -- Birdwatchers' Bar -- Snake -- UFO Over Mount Warning -- The Big Prawn -- Orphan Blooz -- I'll Be Nice -- Paradise -- Auntie Margaret -- They Sold the Old Chapel -- He's a Mate -- Blotched Country Boy -- Bricolage -- The Bush -- Eighteenth Century Green Politically Contrived -- Sadness of the Long Distance Runner -- Crow -- English Lit. -- Export Brisbane -- Old Ideology -- That Dog Called Fred -- The Great Australian -- Linda, Lovely Linda Close by the Byron -- Memories of Yesteryear -- Goodbye Moonimbah -- Byron Bay -- My Country Home -- Popular Literature -- Recession 1991 -- The Roadrunner on a Sandbar -- A Room -- Northern Slights of Fancy -- Sadness -- Simple Shit -- Skyline -- Images/Artytypes/Stereotypes -- Sunlight -- Visiting a House Where Once I Lived -- Grandfather Tree -- City Taming the Country -- Sadness, Sweeping Gladness -- Tracings -- Circles -- My Old Toyota
Summary The glittering stretch of snake-like highway beckons escape. To a rhythmic blues backbeat, it leads from northern New South Wales to inner-city Brisbane, continually circling back. Woven through the road narrative are poems whose humour, cant and unshakable politics express the poet's experience as a Nyoongah living in a white world
Notes CIP changed: former title was Pacific Highway boo-blues
Audience Tertiary, General
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Poetry.
Australian poetry -- Aboriginal Australian authors.
Australian poetry -- Aboriginal authors -- 20th century
Australian poetry.
Poets, Australian -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Poetry.
LC no. 96163092
ISBN 0702228346