Old Letter from My Sister single work   poetry   "This letter is as dear as plaited hair"
Issue Details: First known date: 2006-2007 2006-2007
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  • Epigraph: In this house of ghosts ... I feel you near.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Indigo no. 1 Winter 2007 Z1368939 2007 periodical issue 2007 pg. 76
  • Appears in:
    y White Clay Lucy Dougan , Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2008 Z1340361 2006 selected work poetry 'A complex awareness of family life is at the heart of Lucy Dougan's new collection. Its narrative interweavings lead us from the world of books and romance into motherhood and its immersion in the world of children, then summon up, in turn, the poet's own childhood, and its barely recognised estrangements, 'the father that I did not know', and later a whole new family, to be reclaimed as her own. Dougan's poems are alive to the intimations which exist at 'the fugitive border of thought', and celebrate the imagination's power to mould, to recover, and to repair.' (Publisher's blurb) Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2008 pg. 91
    Note: Dedication: for Jenny
Last amended 12 May 2008
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