y Woman Speak selected work   poetry  
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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Woman Speak

-sometimes rude, never crude - explores topics where the great men of literature never dared venture.

'Louise Nicholas and Jude Aquilina have melded a sensual, textured and evocative collection of poems about the lives of women, of all ages. The poems challenge and delight as they traverse women's experience, recovering women's bodies and lives using the ultimate language of life that is poetry. The many selves contained here are testimony to strength and struggle, failure and laughter, old female histories, witcheries and memories, 'the salted wound', jostling pheromones, the ridiculousness of lycra, the indignities of gynaecology, the short loves of adolescence, the risque deliciousness of sexual encounter, myths and realities from conception to old age. The writing is, in turn, celebratory, passionate, quirky, frank, moving, sassy and upfront about choosing to speak as women and as poets, no holds barred.' - Jill Jones

Notes

  • Author's note: On the Woman Speak journey we've met some wonderful people: nurses, doctors, surgeons, even Australian of the Year, Professor Ian Frazer, but best of all we have met many women who have shared their stories with us, on topics from smear tests to wardrobe malfunctions. We hope you enjoy reading Woman Speak as much as we enjoyed writing it.

    Louise and Jude

  • Dedication: for our daughters, Zoe and Jasmine

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Kent Town, Norwood, Payneham & St Peters area, Adelaide - North / North East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Wakefield Press , 2009 .
      Extent: ix, 101p.p.
      Description: illus., ports
      ISBN: 9781862548473 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Brewing Language, Speaking to Women Geoff Page , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 January 2010; (p. 14)

— Review of The Unhaunting Andrew Taylor 2009 selected work poetry ; Woman Speak Louise Nicholas Jude Aquilina 2009 selected work poetry
'WomanSpeak' by Louise Nicholas and Jude Aquilina Heather Taylor Johnson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , no. 40 2010; (p. 174-176)

— Review of Woman Speak Louise Nicholas Jude Aquilina 2009 selected work poetry
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 August 2009; (p. 30)

— Review of Woman Speak Louise Nicholas Jude Aquilina 2009 selected work poetry
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 August 2009; (p. 30)

— Review of Woman Speak Louise Nicholas Jude Aquilina 2009 selected work poetry
Brewing Language, Speaking to Women Geoff Page , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 January 2010; (p. 14)

— Review of The Unhaunting Andrew Taylor 2009 selected work poetry ; Woman Speak Louise Nicholas Jude Aquilina 2009 selected work poetry
'WomanSpeak' by Louise Nicholas and Jude Aquilina Heather Taylor Johnson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , no. 40 2010; (p. 174-176)

— Review of Woman Speak Louise Nicholas Jude Aquilina 2009 selected work poetry
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