La Quercia del Tasso single work   poetry   "Here, take my weight, for I'm light as shadow"
Is part of Island Days Jaya Savige 2007 sequence poetry
Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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    y Heat Cartoon Ducks no. 14 (New Series) 2007 Z1432372 2007 periodical issue 2007 pg. 76
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    y The Goddess Awakened : Partnership Studies in Literatures, Language and Education Antonella Riem Natale (editor), Luisa Camaiora Conti (editor), Maria Renata Dolce (editor), Udine : Forum , 2007 Z1546810 2007 anthology criticism This book brings together the proceedings of the International Conference entitled 'The Goddess Awakened: Partnership Studies in Education and World Literatures in English' (University of Udine 19-22 April 2007), which hosted internationally renowned writers and scholars in Education and Language Studies, from Italy, Australia, India, South Africa and the United States of America. It combines partnership epistemological models with postcolonial literary criticism, thus creating methodological connections with non-binary and inter/multi-disciplinary cultural paradigms. Its main focus of attention is on the 'archetypical' sources of texts, especially in relation to stories or 'narrations' related to the Goddess figure, metaphor of a more caring and eco-sustainable vision of life. The book investigates the persistence of the ancient Triune Goddess and of other feminine archetypes, prototypical energy present in our past and present traditions, in two periods regarded as specular and conceptually linked: contemporary literatures in English (Australian, Indian, Canadian, South African, West-Indian) and Renaissance/Late Renaissance British literature. The awakening of the Goddess is also celebrated in the arts: poetry, drama, narrative, dance, and a photographic and sculptural exhibition of the Sacred Feminine, which can be enjoyed both in the book itself and in the two accompanying DVDs (publisher website). Udine : Forum , 2007 pg. 277
    Note: As part of 'Island Days' sequence
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    y Surface to Air Jaya Savige , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2011 Z1802846 2011 selected work poetry 'Surface to Air, evolving over a period of five years from 2006 to 2011, is an impressive follow-up to Savige's extremely successful debut Latecomers. It charts Jaya's various poetic influences during this period, which have included David Malouf, Peter Porter, Les Murray and Giuseppe Ungaretti.

    'While many of the poems in latecomers, concerned the history and landscape of Bribie Island, where Savige grew up, this collection is about leaving the island and as such, it signals a departure from Latecomers.

    'The title, Surface to Air, conveys the central themes of the collection, which include: the archaeological exposure of history, both personal and cultural, to the present; the struggle for literal inspiration, (a title of one of the poems) in contemporary life, with issues ranging from consumerism to personal grievance and loss; the ubiquity of violence, and the relationship between actual violence and the simulacrum of violence and war (connoted by the phrase "surface-to-air missile"); among others. It is also an invitation to be mindful of the surface effects of language.' (From the publisher's website.)
    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2011
    pg. 15
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    y Thirty Australian Poets Felicity Plunkett (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2011 Z1811253 2011 anthology poetry

    'A landmark anthology celebrating a new generation of Australian poets.

    '1968 marked a turning point in Australian poetry, when a dynamic wave of new poets sought to revitalise a "moribund poetic culture". At the helm of that generation was John Tranter who argued that there would be cycles or generations of poets with peak moments where new poets would emerge to revitalise the culture.

    'Forty years later, with a spate of superb debut collections, Australian poetry has never looked so energetic and vital. From the imaginatively mind-boggling to the exquisitely lyrical, from tender and edgy erotic currents to wild feats of intellect and playfulness, the dynamism of contemporary Australian poetry is abundantly evident.

    'Thirty Australian Poets is the first anthology to celebrate the generation of poets born after 1968 and includes a wonderful diversity of voices and styles, from re-imagined versions of traditional forms to the experimental and avant-garde. This groundbreaking anthology captures the spirit of an exciting generation who, between them, have won every major poetry award, and made the renaissance of Australian poetry impossible to ignore.' (From the publisher's website.)

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2011
    pg. 235
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