A poem written from the perspective of the day after Australia refused permission for the Norwegian freighter, The Tampa, to land on its shores with 400 mainly-Afghan asylum seekers in August 2001.
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yOpen Boat, Barbed Wire SkySue Hicks
Sydney:Live Poets' Press,2003Z10155522003anthology poetry Includes works by more than 80 poets, predominantly from Australia, but also including representation from South Africa, the USA, the UK and New Zealand. Money raised from the sale of the book is to be used to support refugees and asylum seekers.Sydney:Live Poets' Press,2003