"Four Poems From the Strontium Age"

Title"Four Poems From the Strontium Age"
Year for Search1957
AuthorsJohnson, Louis [Albert](1924-88)
Secondary TitleNew Worlds for Old. Poems
Pagination53-56.
PublisherAperion
Place PublishedWellington, New Zealand
KeywordsAotearoa/New Zealand author, Male author
Annotation

The four poems are "Before the Day of Wrath", "It's An Ill Wind . . .", "Spring", and "Haven". The first three poems describe an atomic war and its effects. The fourth poem describes the discovery by the survivors of an unaffected valley described in eutopian terms, but the poem ends with the reappearance of dystopian officialdom.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Voyagers: Science Fiction Poetry from New Zealand. Ed. Mark Pirie and Tim Jones (Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Interactive Press, 2009), 40-43.

Author Note

Aotearoa/New Zealand author (1924-88).

Full Text

1957 Johnson, Louis [Albert] (1924-88). “Four Poems From the Strontium Age.” In his New Worlds for Old. Poems (Wellington, New Zealand: Aperion, 1957), 53-56. Rpt. in Voyagers: Science Fiction Poetry from New Zealand. Ed. Mark Pirie and Tim Jones (Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Interactive Press, 2009), 40-43.

The four poems are “Before the Day of Wrath”, “It’s An Ill Wind . . .”, “Spring”, and “Haven”. The first three poems describe an atomic war and its effects. The fourth poem describes the discovery by the survivors of an unaffected valley described in eutopian terms, but the poem ends with the reappearance of dystopian officialdom. Aotearoa/New Zealand author.