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'I once wrote to a poetry advice column because I was afraid of my emotions and the havoc they wreaked on me. I called them ‘a huge problem’ but Diana Hamilton responded: ‘Feeling pleasure is a legitimate way of developing as a person-writer!’

'We got a kitten and I tried to write poems for her. Or some other (many) times I had a thought and realised I shouldn’t say it out loud only to find myself speaking it. When these turned to poems. Could there be a poet in the sense of a hare or another graceful creature or perhaps bitter and less warm-blooded. Like endives.

'Or when you want to write poems for the world but … and maybe a museum exhibition about a colonial botanist who collected timber specimens.

'Joined a reading group with some people who turned out to almost all be poets we read Das Kapital volume 1 which stuck with me I think my communist spirit which was born that year was also part poet.

'It’s sometimes like a heat pack muscle relaxant & then you finally can read in bed in the evenings without checking on your cat.

'I’m afraid to share more because of what emotions have done to my poetry but you can read and devein them in your own time. There is a YouTube tutorial for it probably.

'Or full communism or how Amy De’Ath says ‘i wish for us another world where we might live freely … a world of dank memes and slick gifs’.

'–Elena Gomez' (Publication summary)


  • Dedication: for Rory

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Cordite Press , 2018 .
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      Extent: 63p.
      • Published 20 August 2018.

      ISBN: 9780648056874
      Series: y separately published work icon CorditeBooks : Series 3 Melbourne : Cordite Press , 2018-2019 12913973 2018 series - publisher poetry Number in series: 6
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