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  • Author:agent Yu Ouyang http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/ouyang-yu
Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Meditation on the Pointlessness of Poetry
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'What is poetry? I no longer ask such questions. Instead, every time I begin a new term with new classes on writing in English, sometimes creative writing, I tell myself and them: Forget what poetry is. Instead, write down your first poem on a blank piece of paper, in English, a language you have spent years learning.  (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Westerly vol. 64 no. 1 2019 16956937 2019 periodical issue 'There has been much conversation, in the last few months, around the question of what it means to be Australian. This is to be expected in an election cycle, and particularly in the context of contention over policies on various social and environmental issues. When connected to the larger container of ‘nation’, ideas of place become politically loaded. There is a responsibility, in this, for writers. With the power and privilege of voting comes the ethical demand that the publishing writer be conscious of what they are contributing to social discourse.' (Publication introduction) 2019 pg. 44-52
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