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Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'The subject of this work is the author’s maternal great grandmother. Born in 1872, in St Just, Cornwall, Ethel emigrated to Australia at the age of fifteen. Beginning married life in a one-room tin shack outside Mildura, she published articles and her own collection of short stories, moving house frequently and raising six children along the way. These poems are compact and precise micro-portraits in verse. With characteristic adherence to formal, almost claustrophobic strictures set against an animate sense of buoyancy and breath, Albiston explores the tension between high poetic artifice and the small moments of an ordinary life.' (Publisher's blurb)

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Works about this Work

Experiments in Poetic Biography : Feminist Threads in Contemporary Long Form Poetry Jessica Wilkinson , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Biography : An Interdisciplinary Quarterly , Winter vol. 39 no. 1 2016; (p. 1-22)
'This essay examines long poems by contemporary women poets that represent examples of 'poetic biography,' to consider the diversity of ways in which feminist poets are writing/documenting the lives of historical figures. I am chiefly concerned with investigating the potential for poetry to expand the field of biographical writing in relation to the female historical voice (as both the writer and the written).' (Publication abstract)
Past and Present Collide as Poets Mark Elusive Time Geoff Page , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 April 2014; (p. 21)

— Review of Tempo Sarah Day 2013 selected work poetry ; Signal Flare Anthony Lawrence 2013 selected work poetry ; The Book of Ethel Jordie Albiston 2013 selected work poetry
Beyond Facts and Accuracies : Long Form Poetry as Biographical Method Jessica Wilkinson , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Axon : Creative Explorations , December vol. 4 no. 2 2014;
'This paper addresses long form poetry as non-fiction medium—specifically as biographical medium—discussing examples by writers such as Jordie Albiston, Susan Howe and Lyn Hejinian, to consider the diversity of ways in which poets are writing/documenting the lives of historical figures. My aim is to demonstrate how poetic biographies can extend our representations of these characters into new dimensions, using poetic play—the line, metaphor, frisson, juxtaposition, space and rhythm—to convey aspects of character and experience in innovative and exciting ways. I propose an extension of non-fiction writing into the poetic form as a way towards addressing historical inaccuracies and aporias, thus not only opening a space for the representation of marginal voices, but offering new frameworks for life writing.' (Publication abstract)
David Gilbey Reviews Jordie Albiston and Liam Ferney David Gilbey , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , December no. 44.0 2013;

— Review of The Book of Ethel Jordie Albiston 2013 selected work poetry ; Boom Liam Ferney 2013 selected work poetry
Dan Disney Reviews The Book of Ethel by Jordie Albiston Dan Disney , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , December no. 14 2013;

— Review of The Book of Ethel Jordie Albiston 2013 selected work poetry
[Untitled] A.J. Carruthers , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Rabbit , Spring no. 10 2013; (p. 120-127)

— Review of Home by Dark Pamela Brown 2013 selected work poetry ; The Book of Ethel Jordie Albiston 2013 selected work poetry
[Untitled] Mark O'Flynn , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 73 no. 2 2013; (p. 215-219)

— Review of The Book of Ethel Jordie Albiston 2013 selected work poetry ; Detroit Philip Hammial 2012 selected work poetry
David Gilbey Reviews Jordie Albiston and Liam Ferney David Gilbey , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , December no. 44.0 2013;

— Review of The Book of Ethel Jordie Albiston 2013 selected work poetry ; Boom Liam Ferney 2013 selected work poetry
Dan Disney Reviews The Book of Ethel by Jordie Albiston Dan Disney , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , December no. 14 2013;

— Review of The Book of Ethel Jordie Albiston 2013 selected work poetry
[Untitled] A.J. Carruthers , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Rabbit , Spring no. 10 2013; (p. 120-127)

— Review of Home by Dark Pamela Brown 2013 selected work poetry ; The Book of Ethel Jordie Albiston 2013 selected work poetry
[Untitled] Mark O'Flynn , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 73 no. 2 2013; (p. 215-219)

— Review of The Book of Ethel Jordie Albiston 2013 selected work poetry ; Detroit Philip Hammial 2012 selected work poetry
Past and Present Collide as Poets Mark Elusive Time Geoff Page , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 April 2014; (p. 21)

— Review of Tempo Sarah Day 2013 selected work poetry ; Signal Flare Anthony Lawrence 2013 selected work poetry ; The Book of Ethel Jordie Albiston 2013 selected work poetry
Beyond Facts and Accuracies : Long Form Poetry as Biographical Method Jessica Wilkinson , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Axon : Creative Explorations , December vol. 4 no. 2 2014;
'This paper addresses long form poetry as non-fiction medium—specifically as biographical medium—discussing examples by writers such as Jordie Albiston, Susan Howe and Lyn Hejinian, to consider the diversity of ways in which poets are writing/documenting the lives of historical figures. My aim is to demonstrate how poetic biographies can extend our representations of these characters into new dimensions, using poetic play—the line, metaphor, frisson, juxtaposition, space and rhythm—to convey aspects of character and experience in innovative and exciting ways. I propose an extension of non-fiction writing into the poetic form as a way towards addressing historical inaccuracies and aporias, thus not only opening a space for the representation of marginal voices, but offering new frameworks for life writing.' (Publication abstract)
Experiments in Poetic Biography : Feminist Threads in Contemporary Long Form Poetry Jessica Wilkinson , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Biography : An Interdisciplinary Quarterly , Winter vol. 39 no. 1 2016; (p. 1-22)
'This essay examines long poems by contemporary women poets that represent examples of 'poetic biography,' to consider the diversity of ways in which feminist poets are writing/documenting the lives of historical figures. I am chiefly concerned with investigating the potential for poetry to expand the field of biographical writing in relation to the female historical voice (as both the writer and the written).' (Publication abstract)
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