Poet: Alex Skovron
For my mother and father, Marysia and Mietek Skovron
Most of the poems in this collection have been published previously. Acknowledgement is gratefully made to the following: Age, Age Monthly Review, Agenda (UK), Antipodes (USA), Australian, Australian Jewish News, Helix, Island Magazine, Luna, Melbourne Chronicle, Mercury, Outrider, Overland, Poetry Australia, Quadrant, Scripsi, Sud (France), Verandah, Westerly; Harold Kesteven Poetry Prize booklets for 1982, 1983 and 1984 (Creativity Centre, Brisbane); Lines from the Horizon and Other Poems (Mattara Poetry Prize anthology, University of Newcastle, 1982); Poems Selected from the Australian's 20th Anniversary Competition (Angus & Robertson, 1985); Appreciating Poetry (Macmillan, 1986); Pomegranates: A Century of Jewish Australian Writing (Millennium Books, 1988); and ABC radio programme A First Hearing. ‘Fugue’ was awarded the Wesley Michel Wright Prize for Poetry in 1983.