Refugee Sewing Circle single work   poetry   "in the company of isolation"
Issue Details: First known date: 2005 2005
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  • Appears in:
    y Blue Dog : Australian Poetry vol. 4 no. 7 June 2005 Z1220531 2005 periodical issue 2005 pg. 49
  • 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. 164
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