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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Walking through Glass
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'Feminists are humans aware of a common pressure upon their lives. For poets, that awareness is of course felt and conveyed through language. How they observe, undo and reset language is crucial to the poetic act, if it is to have more than sentimental or decorative effect. There is a line from an early British feminist anthology: Feminists have to be more conscious than Anyone else' (Mohin, 5) This might be why poetry continues to be such and active site of feminist question, because it's where the medium of our consciousness is most pressurised and the illusion of 'nature' falls away.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry Bonny Cassidy (editor), Jessica Wilkinson (editor), St Lucia : Hunter Publishers , 2016 9841935 2016 anthology poetry

    'Australia has a rich history of feminist poetry but there is no one kind of feminist voice.

    'Each of the seventy new poems commissioned for this anthology cuts its own path through language. Together, their politics are restless, inextricably tied to the now.' (Publication summary)

    St Lucia : Hunter Publishers , 2016
    pg. ix-xix
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