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'Caitlin Maling's second poetry collection Border Crossing (2017) departs from the home terrain of childhood and growing up in Western Australia that Maling so searingly interrogated on her first book Conversations I've Never Had (Fremantle Press 2015), shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Judith Wright Poetry Prize, and the Dame Mary Gilmore Prize. As the name suggests, Border Crossing moves away from Perth where the author grew up and turns its gaze to the self in exile...' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Westerly vol. 62 no. 1 2017 11553429 2017 periodical issue

    'Fay Zwicky, in her journal (NotebookXIII, August 2012), documents the experience of rage - a strange contrast with her lyrical prose and elegant hand: ' I haven't however, forgotten my fury about the illegal Iraq war. It belonged to me and I remember shouting my rage... I can still feel the surge of anger and frustration, no less urgently...' (25141, see ' surprised by in this issue). Zwicky extends her rage to list of social issues and injustices, a litany of various forms of violence in the world that sits at odds with the simplicity of the yellow Spirax notebook. This is the same journal that catches memories, poetry, anecdotes and ponderings, which notes inside its cover the Latinate name of the 'Moon Orchid carried at my wedding' as 'Phalynoxis Orchid'. The passage which records her anger is followed immediately by the memory of a childhood penpal.' (Introduction)

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