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Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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Abstract

'My story cannot be painted onto a canvas - it is skin painting.

Brave, haunting and evocative, this powerful volume is poetry as memoir. From her early experiences in an institution and the effect of this on her family to the illustration of her strength as an adult, Elizabeth Hodgson helps make a slice of Aboriginal experience accessible and resonant. Skin Painting explores themes of art, identity, sexuality and loneliness. It is both universal and intimated, honest and important.' Source: Publisher's blurb

Notes

  • This collection is not the same as Hodgson's earlier manuscript, 'Skin Painting', for which she was highly commended in the 2002 David Unaipon Award. A few poems from the earlier collection have been substantially re-worked and included in the 2007 award-winning manuscript; the majority of the poems are new.

  • Dedication: Dedicated to the memory of Aunty Joy Williams 13 September 1942 - 22 September 2007. She went down fighting but there are others who have picked up the words and continued the struggle for compensation and recognition of the hurt done to Aboriginal people by the forced removal of children from their families.

    And to Les Matthews - my English teacher who told me I would become a writer.

  • Other formats: Also sound recording, e-book.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 2008 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Art Gallery i"I'm sitting in an exhibition room," , Elizabeth Hodgson , 2003 single work poetry I'm sitting in an exhibition room; alone I am trying to trace my history (p. 1)
Somewhere Beyond This Room is the Sound of Children i"Somewhere beyond this room is the sound of children tumbling into the gallery" , Elizabeth Hodgson , 2007-2008 single work poetry (p. 2)
At School I Spent My Time Staring Out of the Window i"At school I spent my time staring out of the window uniforms, classrooms,assemblies, British colonisation" , Elizabeth Hodgson , 2007-2008 single work poetry (p. 3)
Two Girls Linger by a Triptych i"Two girls linger by a triptych in one panel a white man menaces a young black" , Elizabeth Hodgson , 2007-2008 single work poetry (p. 4)
The Room is Quiet Again i"The room is quiet again I lose myself in the painting of the girl," , Elizabeth Hodgson , 2007-2008 single work poetry (p. 5)
This Is My Memory of My Life i"This is my memory of my life; no-one else can own this memory. I can tell you anything" , Elizabeth Hodgson , 2007-2008 single work poetry (p. 6-7)
Bindawalla, Binda, Bindi, Bindii i"Bindawalla, Binda, bindi, bindii bindiis prick at my heels in summer" , Elizabeth Hodgson , 2007-2008 single work poetry (p. 8)
Little Two-Year-Old in Yellow Plastic Sandals i"Little two-year-old in yellow plastic sandals second-hand, the neighbour's child discarded" , Elizabeth Hodgson , 2007-2008 single work poetry (p. 9)
A World Without Music i"Mr Cage, can you imagine a life without music?" , Elizabeth Hodgson , 2003 single work poetry Mr Cage, Can You Imagine (p. 10)
I am in a Room, it is Day but the Room is Dark, i"I am in a room, it is day but the room is dark,outside I hear children playing, laughing" , Elizabeth Hodgson , 2007-2008 single work poetry (p. 11-12)
Sometimes the Man and His wife Go Away i"Sometimes the man and his wife go away they drive to Alice Springs in their old car." , Elizabeth Hodgson , 2007-2008 single work poetry (p. 13)
These People Give Me a Religion I Do Not Want i"These people give me a religion I do not want they are moulding me with their beliefs," , Elizabeth Hodgson , 2007-2008 single work poetry (p. 14-15)
They Change My Name, I Am No Longer Elizabeth i"They change my name, I am no longer Elizabeth because another girl here has the same name;" , Elizabeth Hodgson , 2007-2008 single work poetry (p. 16)
Little Four Year Old With Bells on Her Slippers i"Little four year old with bells on her slippers tinkling through the halls of her new home" , Elizabeth Hodgson , 2007-2008 single work poetry (p. 17)
Every Weekday - Porridge i"Every weekday - porridge thin, grey" , Elizabeth Hodgson , 2007-2008 single work poetry (p. 18)
When I Don't Eat My Porridge i"When I don't eat my porridge, they call me ungratful," , Elizabeth Hodgson , 2007-2008 single work poetry (p. 19-20)
Drip by Precious Drip, My Life Re-Begins i"Drip by precious drip, my life re-begins in the hospital bed." , Elizabeth Hodgson , 2007-2008 single work poetry (p. 21)
I Have a Toy Stroller, Filled with Dolls i"I have a toy stroller, filled with dolls a pink plastic pig with a yellow shirt" , Elizabeth Hodgson , 2007-2008 single work poetry (p. 22)
One Day My Guardian Comes to Visit i"One day my guardian comes to visit I sit up straight, smooth the sheets and smile," , Elizabeth Hodgson , 2007-2008 single work poetry (p. 23)
I Know Many Places Well - Some I Can Still Smell i"I know many places well - some I can still smell the coke burning in the huge combustion stove" , Elizabeth Hodgson , 2007-2008 single work poetry (p. 24-25)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2007

Works about this Work

Poetry : Elizabeth Hodgson's Skin Painting Alison Clifton , single work review
— Appears in: M/C Reviews

— Review of Skin Painting Elizabeth Hodgson 2007 selected work poetry
Untitled Kerry Leves , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 197 2009; (p. 73)

— Review of Skin Painting Elizabeth Hodgson 2007 selected work poetry
Untitled Allison Kingscote , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 88 no. 2 2008; (p. 39)

— Review of Skin Painting Elizabeth Hodgson 2007 selected work poetry
Family, Loss, Love and Strength 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 27 August no. 433 2008; (p. 58)

— Review of Skin Painting Elizabeth Hodgson 2007 selected work poetry
The Dark Water That Reflects Our Soul Lyn McCredden , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 November 2008; (p. 37)

— Review of Skin Painting Elizabeth Hodgson 2007 selected work poetry ; Aria Sarah Holland-Batt 2008 selected work poetry
Untitled Allison Kingscote , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 88 no. 2 2008; (p. 39)

— Review of Skin Painting Elizabeth Hodgson 2007 selected work poetry
Family, Loss, Love and Strength 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 27 August no. 433 2008; (p. 58)

— Review of Skin Painting Elizabeth Hodgson 2007 selected work poetry
The Dark Water That Reflects Our Soul Lyn McCredden , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 November 2008; (p. 37)

— Review of Skin Painting Elizabeth Hodgson 2007 selected work poetry ; Aria Sarah Holland-Batt 2008 selected work poetry
Untitled Kerry Leves , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 197 2009; (p. 73)

— Review of Skin Painting Elizabeth Hodgson 2007 selected work poetry
Poetry : Elizabeth Hodgson's Skin Painting Alison Clifton , single work review
— Appears in: M/C Reviews

— Review of Skin Painting Elizabeth Hodgson 2007 selected work poetry
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