The Selected Poetry Of Yehuda Amichai

Author by : Yehuda Amichai
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Description : Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000) was Israel's most popular poet, as well as a literary figure of international reputation. In this collection, renowned translators Chana Bloch and Stephen Mitchell have selected Amichai's most beloved poems, including forty poems from his later work. A new foreword by C.K. Williams, written especially for this edition, addresses Amichai's enduring legacy and sets his poetry in the context of the new millennium.


Selected Poems Of Yehuda Amichai

Author by : Yehuda Amichai
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The Poetry Of Yehuda Amichai

Author by : Yehuda Amichai
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Publisher by : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Description : The largest English-language collection to date from Israel’s finest poet Few poets have demonstrated as persuasively as Yehuda Amichai why poetry matters. One of the major poets of the twentieth century, Amichai created remarkably accessible poems, vivid in their evocation of the Israeli landscape and historical predicament, yet universally resonant. His are some of the most moving love poems written in any language in the past two generations—some exuberant, some powerfully erotic, many suffused with sadness over separation that casts its shadow on love. In a country torn by armed conflict, these poems poignantly assert the preciousness of private experience, cherished under the repeated threats of violence and death. Amichai’s poetry has attracted a variety of gifted English translators on both sides of the Atlantic from the 1960s to the present. Assembled by the award-winning Hebrew scholar and translator Robert Alter, The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai is by far the largest selection of the master poet’s work to appear in English, gathering the best of the existing translations as well as offering English versions of many previously untranslated poems. With this collection, Amichai’s vital poetic voice is now available to English readers as it never has been before.


Poems Of Jerusalem And Love Poems

Author by : Yehuda Amichai
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Description : Yehuda Amichai was born in Germany in 1924. His family left for Israel in 1936. Among the collections of his poetry that have appeared in English are Songs of Jerusalem & Myself, Travels, & The Selected Poetry of Yehuda Amichai. He presently lives & teaches in Jerusalem. "He is one of our great poets...once one has heard his quiet, even tones, precise, distanced & passionate, one never forgets them." "I, for one, return to his poetry again & again, & always find myself shaken, as by something truly genuine & alive."


Yehuda Amichai Selected Poems

Author by : Y. AMICHAI
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Description : Yehuda Amichai was first brought to attention in this country by his inclusion in Modern Poetry in Translation (1965). The magazine's editors, Daniel Weissbort and Ted Hughes, here provide a selection of Amichai's poetry translated by various hands, placing his achievements alongside those other Eastern European poets with whom he was first introduced - Zbigniew Herbert, Miroslav Holub, Vasko Popa, Czeslaw Milosz and Andrei Voznesensky - while demonstrating what makes his own talent so unique. In Ted Hughes's words, Amichai was 'the poet whose books I still open most often, most often take on a journey, most often return to when the whole business of writing anything natural, real and satisfying, seems impossible. And that after thirty years of feeling the same way about him. The effect his poetry has on me is to give me my own life - to open it up somehow, to make it available to me afresh, to uncover all kinds of riches in every moment of it, and to free me from my mental prisons'.


Open Closed Open

Author by : Yehuda Amichai
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Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin
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Description : A new anthology of poetry by Israel's leading poet offers meditative, lyrical, and playful observations on the language of love, Jerusalem, beauty, and the Jewish experience.


A Study Guide For Yehuda Amichai S Not Like A Cypress

Author by : Gale, Cengage Learning
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Description : A Study Guide for Yehuda Amichai's "Not like a Cypress," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.


Mrs Dumpty

Author by : Chana Bloch
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Description : The poems in Mrs. Dumpty are about “a great fall,” the dissolution of a long and loving marriage, but they are not simply documentary or elegiac. What interests Chana Bloch is the inner life: how we are formed by our losses and our parents’ losses, how we learn what we need to know through our intuitions and confusions, how we deny and delay and finally discover who we are.


The Full Severity Of Compassion

Author by : Chana Kronfeld
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Publisher by : Stanford University Press
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Description : Yehuda Amichai (1924–2000) was the foremost Israeli poet of the twentieth century and an internationally influential literary figure whose poetry has been translated into some 40 languages. Hitherto, no comprehensive literary study of Amichai's poetry has appeared in English. This long-awaited book seeks to fill the gap. Widely considered one of the greatest poets of our time and the most important Jewish poet since Paul Celan, Amichai is beloved by readers the world over. Beneath the carefully crafted and accessible surface of Amichai's poetry lies a profound, complex, and often revolutionary poetic vision that deliberately disrupts traditional literary boundaries and distinctions. Chana Kronfeld focuses on the stylistic implications of Amichai's poetic philosophy and on what she describes as his "acerbic critique of ideology." She rescues Amichai's poetry from complacent appropriations, showing in the process how his work obliges us to rethink major issues in literary studies, including metaphor, intertextuality, translation, and the politics of poetic form. In spotlighting his deeply egalitarian outlook, this book makes the experimental, iconoclastic Amichai newly compelling.


Selected Poems

Author by : Yehuda Amichai
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Description : "Of this edition 50 copies have been signed & numbered by the author."


The Selected Poetry Of Dan Pagis

Author by : Dan Pagis
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Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : "The poems glow with pleasure in themselves. One can hear a kind of laughter resonating, as if having surpassed the moment and its trial, having presented suffering yet having set distance from it through the medium of his art. Though Dan Pagis has died too soon, may we learn from him to live."—David Ignatow


Selected Poems

Author by : Yehuda Amichai
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Description : Yehuda Amichai was first brought to attention in this country by his inclusion in the first issue of Modern Poetry in Translation (1965). The magazine's first editors, Daniel Weissbort and Ted Hughes here provide a selection of Amichai's poetry translated by various hands, which will place his achievement alongside those other Eastern European poets with whom he was first introduced - Herbert, Holub, Popa, Milosz and Voznesensky - while demonstrating what makes his own talent so unique. Ted Hughes described him as 'the poet whose books I still open most often, most often take on a journey, most often return to when the whole business of writing anything natural, real and satisfying, seems impossible. And that after thirty years of feeling the same way about him. The effect his poetry has on me is to give me my own life - to open it up somehow, to make it all available to me afresh, to uncover all kinds of riches in every moment of it, and to free me from my mental prisons'.


The Window

Author by : Dalia Ravikovitch
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Ravikovitch is Israel's leading woman poet whose work deals with extreme states of personal life: desolation, loss, estrangement, and breakdown. These themes are levened by her caustic wit and her sharp language.


The Past Keeps Changing

Author by : Chana Bloch
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Israel Denial

Author by : Cary Nelson
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Publisher by : Indiana University Press
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Description : Israel Denial is the first book to offer detailed analyses of the work faculty members have published—individually and collectively--in support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement; it contrasts their claims with options for promoting peace. The faculty discussed here have devoted a significant part of their professional lives to delegitimizing the Jewish state. While there are beliefs they hold in common—including the conviction that there is nothing good to say about Israel—they also develop distinctive arguments designed to recruit converts to their cause in novel ways. They do so both as writers and as teachers; Israel Denial is the first to give substantial attention to anti-Zionist pedagogy. No effort to understand the BDS movement’s impact on the academy and public policy can be complete without the kind of understanding this book offers. A co-publication of the Academic Engagement Network


Blood Honey

Author by : Chana Bloch
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Description : A poetry collection by noted translator Chana Bloch, author of four collections of poetry. As an inter-generational poet, Bloch explores the dynamics of family, relationships, Judiasm, life, and death.


The Moon Is Almost Full

Author by : Chana Bloch
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Description : The newest collection by noted poet and translator Chana Bloch


The Song Of Songs

Author by : Ariel A. Bloch
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Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : Next to Genesis, no book in the Hebrew Bible has had a stronger influence on Western literature than the Song of Songs. This attractive and exuberant edition helps to explain much of its power, while leaving its mystery intact. -- Alicia Ostriker, The New York Review of Books. Quite simply the best version in the English language. Its poetic voice, intimate, dignified, and informed by meticulous scholarship, carries us into the Eden of the original Hebrew text: a world in which the sexual awakening of two unmarried lovers is celebrated with a sensuality and a richness of music that are thrilling beyond words. -- Stephen Mitchell.


The Song Of Songs

Author by : Ariel Bloch
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Description : The Song of Songs, often referred to as the Song of Solomon, is one of the greatest love poems of all time. The Song celebrates the sexual awakening of a young woman & her lover, & the intoxicating experience of falling in love. This book of the Old Testament, composed over 2,000 years ago, continues to be a source of inspiration to poets & lovers. In their lyrical new translation, Ariel Bloch & Chana Bloch restore the sensuousness of the original in language that is rich, joyous, & passionate. Faithful to the Hebrew text, the Blochs strip away the veils of mistranslation that have obscured the power & meaning of the poem. The English & Hebrew are on facing pages. Notes.


Voices Of Israel

Author by : Joseph Cohen
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Publisher by : SUNY Press
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Description : Cohen takes an in-depth critical look at three novelists and two poets who stand at the forefront of contemporary Israeli literature, and whose works have been widely read, studied, and admired in the Western world. The critiques examine all English translations of these Israeli writers’ major works from the beginning of their careers up to the present. Cohen demonstrates the vitality and virtuosity of the so-called New Wave Israeli writers whose sources and influences are as ancient as the stories of the Hebrew Bible and as modern as the interiorization of reality found in Proust, Faulkner, Woolf, and Joyce; and the literary adaptation of relativity found in Borges, Lowry, and Durrell.


Swimming In The Rain

Author by : Chana Bloch
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Description : The new and selected poetry collection by noted translator Chana Bloch.


Teaching The Arab Israeli Conflict

Author by : Rachel S. Harris
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Publisher by : Wayne State University Press
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Description : Pedagogical resource to help faculty prepare courses on the Arab-Israeli conflict in any discipline.


Yehuda Amichai

Author by : Nili Scharf Gold
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Publisher by : UPNE
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Description : Yehuda Amichai is one of the twentieth century’s (and Israel’s) leading poets. In this remarkable book, Gold offers a profound reinterpretation of Amichai’s early works, using two sets of untapped materials: notes and notebooks written by Amichai in Hebrew and German that are now preserved in the Beinecke archive at Yale, and a cache of ninety-eight as-yet unpublished letters written by Amichai in 1947 and 1948 to a woman identified in the book as Ruth Z., which were recently discovered by Gold. Gold found irrefutable evidence in the Yale archive and the letters to Ruth Z. that allows her to make two startling claims. First, she shows that in order to remake himself as an Israeli soldier-citizen and poet, Amichai suppressed (“camouflaged”) his German past and German mother tongue both in reference to his biography and in his poetry. Yet, as her close readings of his published oeuvre as well as his unpublished German and Hebrew notes at the Beinecke show, these texts harbor the linguistic residue of his European origins. Gold, who knows both Hebrew and German, establishes that the poet’s German past infused every area of his work, despite his attempts to conceal it in the process of adopting a completely Israeli identity. Gold’s second claim is that Amichai somewhat disguised the story of his own development as a poet. According to Amichai’s own accounts, Israel’s war of independence was the impetus for his creative writing. Long accepted as fact, Gold proves that this poetic biography is far from complete. By analyzing Amichai’s letters and reconstructing his relationship with Ruth Z., Gold reveals what was really happening in the poet’s life and verse at the end of the 1940s. These letters demonstrate that the chronological order in which Amichai’s works were published does not reflect the order in which they were written; rather, it was a product of the poet’s literary and national motivations.


Reality Crumbs

Author by : Raquel Chalfi
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Publisher by : SUNY Press
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Description : First book-length collection of the work of the celebrated Israeli poet. Reality Crumbs is the first book-length collection in English of the work of the celebrated Israeli poet, playwright, and filmmaker Raquel Chalfi. Versatile and unpredictable, Chalfi’s often visionary and dramatic poetry has been acclaimed for its independence and daring by leading Israeli critics. In the words of poet and critic Eli Hirsch, her work is a “thrilling combination of simplicity and chaos, clarity and mystery.” Ever present in Chalfi’s poetry is the need to touch, to feel the tangible and sensuous, as well as a desire to break all boundaries and smash so-called conventional wisdoms, be they social, cultural, or linguistic. Her poems are often anxious, restless, inquisitive, nearly physical in their constant search for, and chasing after, that one element that will help them get a step closer to grasping the mystery at their center. And if she takes on the persona of a wild biker or a witch, it is not merely to travel freely in the land of fancy and so taste another’s life, but, more importantly, to measure the extent of her empathy. “Raquel Chalfi’s poems are filled with sharp intelligence, but also passion, gusto, and surprise. You never know where these poems are going, but they are carrying a fully lived life of pleasure and pain with them—and often they will sneak up on you and make you laugh. Or else make you want to dance.” — Alicia Ostriker “This is very wise poetry, insightful, often reminiscent of Wisława Szymborska—in its lucidity, its intellectualism, its new humanism … The range of its subject matter and the consistency of its philosophy are unique and highly impressive.” — Ariel Hirschfeld “Raquel Chalfi electrifies words that are very familiar to us, and makes us see, for the first time, what we have seen many times without seeing. She’s a lyrical poet, subtle and precise, whose work radiates warmth, life, and wisdom.” — Amos Oz “Chalfi’s poetry is complex, it cannot be defined or labeled as belonging to any particular literary trend—a multifaceted poetry, linguistically rich and daring.” — Haaretz “Chalfi is an important poet. There is independence and risk-taking in her work, and she has broken through several literary fences …You can feel the earth shaking under your feet … Her poetry is unique and remarkable … No one writes like her.” — Gabriel Moked “Chalfi tries to seize nothingness, to peel off the layers of spiritual existence … She spreads her broad poetic wings over all this with great momentum and unimaginable gentleness.” — Dimui


The Divine In Modern Hebrew Literature

Author by : Neta Stahl
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Demonstrating the pervasive presence of God in modern Hebrew literature, this book explores the qualities that twentieth-century Hebrew writers attributed to the divine, and examines their functions against the simplistic dichotomy between religious and secular literature. The volume follows both chronological and thematic paths, offering a panoramic and multilayered analysis of the various strategies in which modern Hebrew writers, from the turn of the nineteenth century through the twenty-first century pursued in their attempt to represent the divine in the face of metaphysical, theological, and representational challenges. Modern Hebrew literature emerged during the nineteenth century as part of the Haskalah (Jewish Enlightenment) movement, which attempted to break from the traditional modes of Jewish intellectual and social life. The Hebrew literature that arose in this period embraced the rebellious nature of the Haskalah and is commonly characterized as secular in nature, defying Orthodoxy and rejecting God. Nevertheless, this volume shows that modern Hebrew literature relied on traditional narratological and poetic norms in its attempt to represent God. Despite its self-declared secularity, it engaged deeply with traditional problems such as the nature of God, divine presence, and theodicy. Examining these radical changes, this volume is a key text for scholars and students of modern Hebrew literature, Jewish studies and the intersection of religion and literature.


Years I Walked At Your Side

Author by : Mordechai Geldman
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Publisher by : SUNY Press
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Description : The first book-length collection in English of this major Israeli poet. from “At Your Side” Years I walked at your side like our prophet Isaiah barefoot naked and bare I will put on no cover until you see me until you recognize an other one person at least and so know yourself as well Mordechai Geldman came of age as a poet in the seventies, an auspicious and transformative time in the development of modern Hebrew literature, as poets and writers rejected the flowery, the hyperbolic, and the sentimental and opted instead for a more direct and intimate speech. While his early poems tended to rely on linguistic exploration, his vision soon turned inward, as he came to favor the simple, the true, the authentic. Geldman’s poems are direct and accessible, touching on and revealing the divine and the sacred in the so-called mundane. “One of the best poets writing in Hebrew today . . . [Geldman’s poems are] multifaceted and multidimensional . . . a compelling intellectual challenge that blends existential sorrow with humorous charm.” — Haaretz “One of Geldman’s poetic characteristics is the arc of his cultural associations and sensibilities, an arc that extends from East to West, and is quite rare in the Israeli literary landscape . . . The sensual and cultural richness, the fine musicality, the originality of observation, and the thematic singularity combine to make Geldman’s work an important and beautiful treasure in contemporary Hebrew poetry.” — Rina Litvin Praise for the Hebrew Edition of Years I Walked at Your Side “[Geldman’s] reach is perhaps not surprising for a psychoanalyst confronted professionally and temperamentally with the inner as well as outer manifestations of human experience. Readers come away with an impression of the poet as uomo universale, a genuinely Renaissance personality, conversant with Greek mythology, world and Jewish history, Chinese culture, the fine arts, flora and fauna, and the expanses of literary imagination.” — Stanley F. Chyet and Warren Bargad, No Sign of Ceasefire: An Anthology of Contemporary Israeli Poetry “These are the poems of a wise man, incessantly plagued by epistemological questions.” — Yedioth Ahronoth “Mordechai Geldman’s Years I Walked at Your Side . . . reveals a poet at the height of his creative powers, and places him among the great poets of Hebrew poetry. His poems are meditative, sensual, autobiographical; and always the sudden splash of color, surprising in its simplicity, and affecting us deeply.” — Maariv “Geldman is one of the very few Hebrew poets who have so boldly embraced the sensual while dealing with the materialistic notions of self and universe.” — TimeOut “Linguistically and rhythmically reserved, Geldman’s poems achieve a fine balance between the emotional and experiencing self, and the philosophical/metaphysical meanings they invoke.” — Moznaim “Reading Geldman’s Years I Walked at Your Side allows the reader to follow the great transformations in the work of one of our most important poets.” — Israel Today “Geldman creates a complete and coherent poetic universe, a kind of laboratory where the self investigates itself, its consciousness, and its dialectical relationship with the world. Geldman’s poems are direct and uncompromising, taking on the large themes that have been central to philosophy and art from time immemorial.” — Davar “Geldman possesses remarkable linguistic and creative abilities. His poems exhibit beauty and depth, investigating the private self as well as the universal, while devoid of all prejudice or preconception. The clarity and virtuosity of his language, its musicality, grant a classicist dimension to his natural nonconformism, as he engages the darker corners of human existence.” — Uzi Shavit


The Selected Poetry Of Dan Pagis

Author by : Dan Pagis
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Description : Dan Pagis (1930-1986) spent three of his adolescent years in a Nazi camp before arriving in Palestine in 1946. He became one of the most vibrant voices in modern Israeli poetry and is considered a major world poet of his generation. A master scholar of Hebrew literature, Pagis drew fully on classical texts and infused his poetry with a centuries-old mysticism. Yet he also brought an immediacy and colloquialism to Hebrew poetry. In these superbly translated poems, Dan Pagis's voice can be heard celebrating the human spirit.


The Song Of Songs

Author by : Anonim
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Description : The Song of Songs, often referred to as the Song of Solomon, is one of the greatest love poems of all time. The Song celebrates the sexual awakening of a young woman & her lover, & the intoxicating experience of falling in love. This book of the Old Testament, composed over 2,000 years ago, continues to be a source of inspiration to poets & lovers. In their lyrical new translation, Ariel Bloch & Chana Bloch restore the sensuousness of the original in language that is rich, joyous, & passionate. Faithful to the Hebrew text, the Blochs strip away the veils of mistranslation that have obscured the power & meaning of the poem. The English & Hebrew are on facing pages. Notes.


Good Morning World

Author by : Dorit Weisman
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Description : Poetry. This is a first bilingual (Hebrew-English) edition of Dorit Weisman's selected poems, praised, by poets Ronny Someck, Eli Hirsh, and Giland Meiri. Weisman ia a winner of a number of poetry awards, international and Israeli, including the Yehuda-Amichai Prize for Poetry. "In one of her poems, Dorit Weisman suggests 'dancing the Csárdás with you.' Reading her poetry will demonstrate that this is metaphorical: The Hungarian dance, the Israeli dance hall and the DJ are all Charles Bukowski. Strange? No, nothing can be strange in a book which opens with 'A Small Poem About Small Breasts.'"--Ronny Someck "The dry, restrained reportage and the poet's prosaic extraction from her everyday experiences all cover an internal seething, restraining a wish to explode...What follows as a second thread in Weisman's poetry is the authenticity, the sorrow at the crumbling family, entrenched within, all drenched with humor, quietude and much love."--From the judges' of the Yehuda Amichai Prize for Poetry, 2003 "The shattering of happiness, and the wish to protect it, to acknowledge the existence, or at least the memory through the empty spaces that threaten it--through the anxiety, knowledge of change, aging, yearning, loss--is returned aplenty in Weisman's poetry."--Eli Hirsh "The poem contains a remarkable Whitmanesque movement, describing in the first person, through the eyes of a backpacker, Australia's great spirit of wide open spaces."--Gilad Meiri