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yThe Goddess Awakened : Partnership Studies in Literatures, Language and EducationAntonella Riem Natale
Luisa Camaiora Conti
Maria Renata Dolce
Udine:Forum,2007Z15468102007anthology 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
'The Best Australian Poetry 2009 celebrates the originality and verve of Australian poetry at this moment. In this collection of 40 poems Alan Wearne brings long experience as a poet and teacher of poetry, and a sharp eye for the surprising. Bookended with an introduction by Wearne and the poets' commentary on their work, this year's collection is a sophisticated and accessible sampling of recent achievements in Australian poetry.' (From the publisher's website.)
Biographical notes on the contributing poets are included, together with a substantial comment by each poet their selected poem.
ySurface to AirJaya Savige,
St Lucia:University of Queensland Press,2011Z18028462011selected 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
'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.)