Boat Song single work   poetry   "Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing,"
  • Author: Fay Zwicky
Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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  • Appears in:
    y The West Australian 5 August 2014 7706929 2014 newspaper issue 2014 pg. 6 Section: Today
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry Journal vol. 5 no. 1 2015 8825393 2015 periodical issue 2015 pg. 101
  • 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. 40
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