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Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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  • Appears in:
    y Eureka Street vol. 24 no. 3 28 February 2014 7102792 2014 newspaper issue 2014 pg. 18-19
  • Appears in:
    y The Best Australian Poems 2014 Geoff Page (editor), Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2014 7989324 2014 anthology poetry

    'In The Best Australian Poems 2014, award-winning poet Geoff Page compiles an anthology that celebrates both the established and the emerging, the classical and the pioneering in contemporary Australian poetry collection for readers and writers alike.' (Source: Publisher's Blurb)

    Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2014
    pg. 40
  • 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. 147
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