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Flying Foxes, Wingham Brush single work   poetry   "Some of the bats are elbowing their way"
  • Author:agent Judith Beveridge
Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Flying Foxes, Wingham Brush
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  • Author's note: for Deborah Bird Rose

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Best Australian Poems 2017 Sarah Holland-Batt (editor), Carlton : Black Inc. , 2017 11466558 2017 anthology poetry

    'Award-winning poet, critic, editor and academic Sarah Holland-Batt takes the helm again as editor of this year’s Best Australian Poems. ' (Publication summary)

    Carlton : Black Inc. , 2017
    pg. 7-8
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Island no. 150 2017 12654655 2017 periodical issue

    'Remember when I was coming back from the Antarctic on that orange icebreaker, and a friend told me that he could smell home - Tassie. I told him that The Island just makes me feel so bloody sad and it rips up my insides and it's not my home. He looked at me for a while and then said, 'Tasmania's not like that at all. What you need is a welcome to country.'

    'These lines are from a letter by author Favel Parrett. She's referring to the moment of return to Hobart from a journey made possible by the Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship - she'd been researching the novel which would become When the Night Comes. The question of why a Tasmanian would feel this way about her home state is answered by the pages that follow, though the fact that the letter is addressed to Truganini - famously and erroneously considered the last Indigenous Tasmanian, who died in Hobart in 1876 - is explanation enough.' (Editorial Introduction)

    pg. 22
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