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Alternative title: What Saying Says
  • Author: Lionel Fogarty http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/fogarty-lionel
Issue Details: First known date: 2004 2004
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Murri poet Lionel Fogarty is one of the most challenging Indigenous writers - one of the most 'unassimilated' to Western standards in both style and content. For the first time, readers see his voice expressed not only through writing, but through his art as well. Lionel's drawings are unique in their infusion of 20th century avant-garde elements and Indigenous Australian symbolism, producing spirit figures of a futuristic Dreaming that complement the poet's call for a powerful and independent indigenous identity.' (Source: Fishpond website)

Notes

  • Dedication: I dedicate this book to my new-born son Yarrin-Nhugi-Nhugi-Gai-Gai.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Southport, Southport area, Gold Coast, Queensland,: Keeaira Press , 2004 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Lionel Fogarty , 2004 single work criticism
Lionel Fogarty talks about being Aboriginal and the suffering and struggles he and his family have had. He also dicusses the maintaining of relationships and his understandings of the English language and how he expresses this through his poetry and drawings.
(p. 4-5)
Balance Earth 20057 Corroborate Lovei"Nature taking neccessity in food "low fools"", Lionel Fogarty , 2004 single work poetry (p. 7)
Unsangi"Hardest songs looks be from danced", Lionel Fogarty , 2004 single work poetry (p. 8-9)
Murrandoo are the . . .i"Murrandooare youngest warrior", Lionel Fogarty , 2004 single work poetry (p. 10)
Draft Essayisti"Draft me Essayist", Lionel Fogarty , 2004 single work poetry (p. 11)
Embassyi"Travelling in another lands people", Lionel Fogarty , 2004 single work poetry (p. 12-14)
Evil Spurting Forwardi"Evil spurting forward", Lionel Fogarty , 2004 single work poetry (p. 15)
Fig It Outi"I lived out ignorant rants", Lionel Fogarty , 2004 single work poetry (p. 16)
Heart of a European . . .i"Heart of european capsuled my luxuriant", Lionel Fogarty , 2004 single work poetry (p. 17)
Chapel Communisti"210 years on our moons shone", Lionel Fogarty , 2004 single work poetry (p. 18)
Assume Unbelieversi"Don't believe in land rights", Lionel Fogarty , 2004 single work poetry (p. 19)
Kuranda Revitalisedi"Tjapukai keep dancing yubba tidda", Lionel Fogarty , 2002 single work poetry (p. 20)
Hopei"A friend is a herb smoked", Lionel Fogarty , 2004 single work poetry (p. 21)
I Sus Ii"The power to each bully's sound", Lionel Fogarty , 2004 single work poetry (p. 22)
Ignor Eradicativei"At him At me AT What", Lionel Fogarty , 2004 single work poetry (p. 23)
Kings Are Pined Flaunted Loved Onesi"She want her X Pussy feet", Lionel Fogarty , 2004 single work poetry (p. 24-25)
Lest Refeelingi"Lest refeeling the Murris who once lived", Lionel Fogarty , 2004 single work poetry (p. 26)
Mabo Decision Was ...i"Mabo decision was but a courtesy sustained", Lionel Fogarty , 2004 single work poetry (p. 27)
Maidens Keeperi"These word I speak even sing", Lionel Fogarty , 2004 single work poetry (p. 29)
Mission in Actioni"No liberated man foreholds halls", Lionel Fogarty , 2004 single work poetry (p. 30-31)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Southport, Southport area, Gold Coast, Queensland,: Keeaira Press , 2004 .
      3782383519595958770.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 64p.
      Edition info: 1st ed.
      Description: illus. (b & w)
      Note/s:
      • Additional artwork by Patrice Power
      ISBN: 0958116946 (hbk)

Works about this Work

y Speaking the Earth's Languages : A Theory for Australian-Chilean Postcolonial Poetics Stuart Cooke , New York (City) Amsterdam : Rodopi , 2013 6178076 2013 single work criticism

Speaking the Earth’s Languages brings together for the first time critical discussions of postcolonial poetics from Australia and Chile. The book crosses multiple languages, landscapes, and disciplines, and draws on a wide range of both oral and written poetries, in order to make strong claims about the importance of ‘a nomad poetics’ – not only for understanding Aboriginal or Mapuche writing practices but, more widely, for the problems confronting contemporary literature and politics in colonized landscapes.

The book begins by critiquing canonical examples of non-indigenous postcolonial poetics. Incisive re-readings of two icons of Australian and Chilean poetry, Judith Wright (1915–2000) and Pablo Neruda (1904–1973), provide rich insights into non-indigenous responses to colonization in the wake of modernity. The second half of the book establishes compositional links between Aboriginal and Mapuche poetics, and between such oral and written poetics more generally.

The book’s final part develops an ‘emerging synthesis’ of contemporary Aboriginal and Mapuche poetics, with reference to the work of two of the most important avant-garde Aboriginal and Mapuche poets of recent times, Lionel Fogarty (1958–) and Paulo Huirimilla (1973–).

Speaking the Earth’s Languages uses these fascinating links between Aboriginal and Mapuche poetics as the basis of a deliberately nomadic, open-ended theory for an Australian–Chilean postcolonial poetics. 'The central argument of this book,' the author writes, 'is that a nomadic poetics is essential for a genuinely postcolonial form of habitation, or a habitation of colonized landscapes that doesn’t continue to replicate colonialist ideologies involving indigenous dispossession and environmental exploitation.' [from the publisher's website]

Find the Nest Where Freedom Had No Paper Works Pamela Brown (interviewer), 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: Jacket2 , 2012 2012;
A Radical Tonic Peter Minter , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 268 2005; (p. 53)

— Review of Minyung Woolah Binnung : What Saying Says : Poems and Drawings by Lionel Fogarty Lionel Fogarty 2004 selected work poetry ; Smoke Encrypted Whispers Sam Wagan Watson 2004 selected work poetry
Revolt and Reconciliation : An Intercultural Readiing of Lionel Fogarty's 'Guerrilla Poetry' Eleonore Wildburger , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reconciliations 2005; (p. 151-166)
'In the course of analysing a random selection of Lionel Fogarty's poetry I have pointed to the necessity of interculturally appropriate, intersubjective research methods' (165). Wildburger advocates an approach to textual analysis based on 'mutual respect, as practised in intercultural dialogues' (166).
A Radical Tonic Peter Minter , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 268 2005; (p. 53)

— Review of Minyung Woolah Binnung : What Saying Says : Poems and Drawings by Lionel Fogarty Lionel Fogarty 2004 selected work poetry ; Smoke Encrypted Whispers Sam Wagan Watson 2004 selected work poetry
Revolt and Reconciliation : An Intercultural Readiing of Lionel Fogarty's 'Guerrilla Poetry' Eleonore Wildburger , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reconciliations 2005; (p. 151-166)
'In the course of analysing a random selection of Lionel Fogarty's poetry I have pointed to the necessity of interculturally appropriate, intersubjective research methods' (165). Wildburger advocates an approach to textual analysis based on 'mutual respect, as practised in intercultural dialogues' (166).
Find the Nest Where Freedom Had No Paper Works Pamela Brown (interviewer), 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: Jacket2 , 2012 2012;
y Speaking the Earth's Languages : A Theory for Australian-Chilean Postcolonial Poetics Stuart Cooke , New York (City) Amsterdam : Rodopi , 2013 6178076 2013 single work criticism

Speaking the Earth’s Languages brings together for the first time critical discussions of postcolonial poetics from Australia and Chile. The book crosses multiple languages, landscapes, and disciplines, and draws on a wide range of both oral and written poetries, in order to make strong claims about the importance of ‘a nomad poetics’ – not only for understanding Aboriginal or Mapuche writing practices but, more widely, for the problems confronting contemporary literature and politics in colonized landscapes.

The book begins by critiquing canonical examples of non-indigenous postcolonial poetics. Incisive re-readings of two icons of Australian and Chilean poetry, Judith Wright (1915–2000) and Pablo Neruda (1904–1973), provide rich insights into non-indigenous responses to colonization in the wake of modernity. The second half of the book establishes compositional links between Aboriginal and Mapuche poetics, and between such oral and written poetics more generally.

The book’s final part develops an ‘emerging synthesis’ of contemporary Aboriginal and Mapuche poetics, with reference to the work of two of the most important avant-garde Aboriginal and Mapuche poets of recent times, Lionel Fogarty (1958–) and Paulo Huirimilla (1973–).

Speaking the Earth’s Languages uses these fascinating links between Aboriginal and Mapuche poetics as the basis of a deliberately nomadic, open-ended theory for an Australian–Chilean postcolonial poetics. 'The central argument of this book,' the author writes, 'is that a nomadic poetics is essential for a genuinely postcolonial form of habitation, or a habitation of colonized landscapes that doesn’t continue to replicate colonialist ideologies involving indigenous dispossession and environmental exploitation.' [from the publisher's website]

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