'Following her satirical look at Ozzie Kulture in Sacred Cows, Anita Heiss ventured into the world of poetry with some hard-hitting realities about contemporary Aboriginality. Her journey as an urban blackfella is touch by politics, passion and personal growth.' (Source: Anita Heiss website)
yI'm Not Racist, But... : A Collection of Social ObservationsAnita Heiss,
Cambridge:Salt Publishing,2007Z13873442007selected work poetry (taught in 4 units)I'm Not Racist, but ... is a collection of social observations, thoughts and conversations that will challenge the reader to consider issues of imposed and real Aboriginal identity, the process of reconciliation and issues around saying 'sorry', notions of 'truth' and integrity, biculturalism and invisible whiteness, entrenched racism and political correctness.' Source: Publisher's blurb.Cambridge:Salt Publishing,2007
Note: Author note: This is a one-sided conversation. Phone rings, female voice answers the call.
ySoutherlyElizabeth Webbyvol.67no.1-22007Z14162992007periodical issue '...our task is simply to offer Elizabeth these pages as a sign of admiration, thankfulness, and great affection'. (Editorial)2007
yAntipodes : Poetic ResponsesMargaret Bradstock
Putney:Phoenix Education,2011Z17609602011anthology poetry extract Antipodes, representing poets born between 1790 and 1983, provides a wonderful introduction to the changing views of Australia and its history over the past two hundred years as well as to the excellent poetry that is part of our heritage. -- Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Webby (from the Foreword)Putney:Phoenix Education,2011