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'Gayelene Carbis documents family obsessions, the enduring wounds of childhood, the familial shadows that pursue and possess us, and the subtle twists and shifts in human interaction that bedevil and fracture relationships. The result is an extended meditation upon loss and longing, and human fragility, tempered by moments of humour and beauty, and lines which leap out with radiant imagery and insight.' (Publication Summary)
 

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  • Dedication: To Lyndon for this and so much more

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Parkville, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Five Islands Press , 2017 .
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      • Publication date 01 May 2017

      ISBN: 9780734053602

Works about this Work

‘This Is What Happened’ : Gayelene Carbis’ Anecdotal Evidence Autumn Royal , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: TEXT : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses , October vol. 21 no. 2 2017;

'Gayelene Carbis’ Anecdotal Evidence allows poetry to highlight and create contradictions within the binaristic understanding of ‘public’ and ‘personal’. To do so is essential for generating space for tender and vulnerable expressions we’re still unaccustomed to or discouraged from observing. One of the most daring features of Carbis’ poetry is her persistent emphasis on the lyrical ‘I’ in relation to memory. The ‘I’ or the persona within each poem expresses perspectives in such concentrated ways that there are no nostalgic curtains to hide behind. This is important because nostalgia – through its idealisation and longing – has the propensity to conceal and therefore silence.' (Introduction)

‘This Is What Happened’ : Gayelene Carbis’ Anecdotal Evidence Autumn Royal , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: TEXT : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses , October vol. 21 no. 2 2017;

'Gayelene Carbis’ Anecdotal Evidence allows poetry to highlight and create contradictions within the binaristic understanding of ‘public’ and ‘personal’. To do so is essential for generating space for tender and vulnerable expressions we’re still unaccustomed to or discouraged from observing. One of the most daring features of Carbis’ poetry is her persistent emphasis on the lyrical ‘I’ in relation to memory. The ‘I’ or the persona within each poem expresses perspectives in such concentrated ways that there are no nostalgic curtains to hide behind. This is important because nostalgia – through its idealisation and longing – has the propensity to conceal and therefore silence.' (Introduction)

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