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Issue Details: First known date: 2020... 2020 Family Trees
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'In Family Trees, Michael Farrell continues to question how humans relate – to each other, and to the nonhuman, the worlds of animals, plants and objects. Inheritance can be a heavy legacy but in Michael’s expansive rendering it frees itself: how do we connect? Through affection, and through sharing, swapping and listening. Family Trees sees the return of familiar characters such as Pope Pinocchio, alongside new figures such as Lord Marmalade, Cherry the ‘Kiama Scammer’ and Adam, a paranoid country English teacher. Presented in filmic scenarios, these characters are often busily thinking, while also participating in more mundane forms of activity – gossip and sleep and work. The book includes a number of South Coast poems that take a poking interest in how language blooms off-track. It’s about memory, fantasy and the possibilities of living in conceptual space. Anything that has roots can be a family tree.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Artarmon, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Giramondo Publishing , 2020 .
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      Extent: 128p.p.
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      • Published March 2020.
      ISBN: 9781925818406

Works about this Work

What I’m Reading Luke Beesley , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: Meanjin Online 2020;
One Hundred and Eighty Degree Turns : John Bartlett Reviews ‘Family Trees’ by Michael Farrell John A. Bartlett , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , September no. 29 2020;

— Review of Family Trees Michael Farrell , 2020 selected work poetry

'It was with trepidation and some excitement that I approached a reading of Family Trees, the most recent collection of poetry by Australian poet Michael Farrell, regarded as one of our leading contemporary experimental poets.' (Introduction)

'A Universal Hum' : Three New Poetry Collections Luke Beesley , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 422 2020; (p. 53-54)

— Review of God is Waiting in the World’s Yard M. T. C. Cronin , 2019 selected work poetry ; Element : The Atomic Weight and Radius of Love Jordie Albiston , 2020 selected work poetry ; Family Trees Michael Farrell , 2020 selected work poetry

'If I were to make gauche generalisations about the poetics of MTC Cronin, Jordie Albiston, and Michael Farrell, I might respectively write conceptualtechnical, and experimental. But these established poets – each in their fifties, highly regarded – display fluency with all these descriptors, especially in their latest books.' (Introduction)

'A Universal Hum' : Three New Poetry Collections Luke Beesley , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 422 2020; (p. 53-54)

— Review of God is Waiting in the World’s Yard M. T. C. Cronin , 2019 selected work poetry ; Element : The Atomic Weight and Radius of Love Jordie Albiston , 2020 selected work poetry ; Family Trees Michael Farrell , 2020 selected work poetry

'If I were to make gauche generalisations about the poetics of MTC Cronin, Jordie Albiston, and Michael Farrell, I might respectively write conceptualtechnical, and experimental. But these established poets – each in their fifties, highly regarded – display fluency with all these descriptors, especially in their latest books.' (Introduction)

One Hundred and Eighty Degree Turns : John Bartlett Reviews ‘Family Trees’ by Michael Farrell John A. Bartlett , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , September no. 29 2020;

— Review of Family Trees Michael Farrell , 2020 selected work poetry

'It was with trepidation and some excitement that I approached a reading of Family Trees, the most recent collection of poetry by Australian poet Michael Farrell, regarded as one of our leading contemporary experimental poets.' (Introduction)

What I’m Reading Luke Beesley , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: Meanjin Online 2020;
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