Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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1. The Secret Language of Border Guards i "What we dream we might say to each other,", Richard James Allen , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , December no. 14 2013;
2. The Secret Language of Those Who Wish To Cross i "Do not speak to us of faith.", Richard James Allen , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , December no. 14 2013;

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  • Appears in:
    y Mascara Literary Review no. 14 December 2013 6809028 2013 periodical issue 2013
  • Appears in:
    y Fixing the Broken Nightingale Richard James Allen , Australia Macao : Flying Island Books , 2013 7091933 2013 selected work poetry Australia Macao : Flying Island Books , 2013 pg. 86-88
  • Appears in:
    y Writing to the Wire Dan Disney (editor), Christopher Kelen (editor), Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2016 9625708 2016 anthology poetry

    'Surely we are better than this?

    'The seeking of asylum in Australia has been politicised in recent decades. Our national conversation has vilified people fleeing persecution and desensitised the Australian polity to human suffering. We are further marginalising the most vulnerable groups in the world and at greater expense than accommodating refugees in the community. What impact does this have upon our collective ethics and national identity? And if our public conversation is steering us into murky moral territory, where may a dissenting voice be heard?

    'Writing to the Wire is a collection of poems by Australians and people who would like to be Australians. It is a book about the idea of being Australian. It is about who we are and who we would rather be. Writing to the Wire offers new ways to understand injustice, to speak out and tell stories. Poetry can show us what we’re thinking and feeling in a way our politics has failed to do.' (Publication summary)

    Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2016
    pg. 169-170
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