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y Paperweight selected work   poetry  
Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'In her second major collection, Claire Gaskin explores the human condition, disengaging language from our assumptions in order to reassemble an emotional and intellectual integrity. In the best surrealist tradition, Paperweight plays the game of exquisite corpse - dismantling language to reveal how it imprisons experience within a system. Conversely, Gaskin then shows how imagery can liberate in moments of pure surprise and how the constraints of form such as the villanelle and the pantoum can force invention. Spare yet expressive, playful yet wise, Paperweight celebrates the visceral power of poetry and its connection to the body, personal history, and the immergence of the unconscious in us all.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Anna and Sasha Rae

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Hunter Publishers , 2013 .
      8484347636876336147.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 192p.
      ISBN: 0987580213, 9780987580214

Works about this Work

Claire Gaskin, Paperweight Martin Langford , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Long Paddock , vol. 75 no. 2 2016;

— Review of Paperweight Claire Gaskin 2013 selected work poetry
Ella O’Keefe Reviews Claire Gaskin Ella O'Keefe , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 May no. 46.0 2014;

— Review of Paperweight Claire Gaskin 2013 selected work poetry
Inside the Restless Poetry of Life's Process Michael Farrell , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9-10 August 2014; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Paperweight Claire Gaskin 2013 selected work poetry ; Circle Work Cameron Lowe 2013 selected work poetry
Ella O’Keefe Reviews Claire Gaskin Ella O'Keefe , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 May no. 46.0 2014;

— Review of Paperweight Claire Gaskin 2013 selected work poetry
Inside the Restless Poetry of Life's Process Michael Farrell , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9-10 August 2014; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Paperweight Claire Gaskin 2013 selected work poetry ; Circle Work Cameron Lowe 2013 selected work poetry
Claire Gaskin, Paperweight Martin Langford , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Long Paddock , vol. 75 no. 2 2016;

— Review of Paperweight Claire Gaskin 2013 selected work poetry
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