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Issue Details: First known date: 2020... 2020 Itjaritjari
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'This is a story about strangeness and familiarity. It begins in the year I turned twenty. I was working as a park ranger in Central Australia. One day a local Anangu woman came into the ranger station and handed me a white plastic shopping bag. ‘Itjaritjari,’ she said.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Cordite Poetry Review Earth no. 95 1 February 2020 18628701 2020 periodical issue

    'Why ‘Earth’? Because we are of it, because we are destroying it, because there is nowhere else. Because to think about anything else right now feels like dissociation.

    'The theme of this special issue isn’t radical. It’s not political. It’s not alarmist. It’s simply about drawing attention to a clear and present danger, something that is true: life on Earth, as we know it, is under threat. As for the relationship between this matter and poetry, isn’t truth-seeking what we like to think of as the job of the artist? Or are we just being poetic and self-regarding when we say that?' (Maria Takolander, Editorial introduction)

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