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The Buried Wish single work   poetry   "In the memory of Fariborz Karma who took his"
Issue Details: First known date: 2020... 2020 The Buried Wish
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  • Author's note: My family and I sought asylum to Australia by boat in 2013 when I was fifteen. We were taken to Nauru detention center for around five years before being medivaced to Australia in November 2018. I was there when Fariborz Karami passed away. Now I live in Logan on community detention visa which means I am not allowed to work, study or travel interstate.

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    y separately published work icon Australian Poetry Journal Modern Elegy vol. 10 no. 1 Ellen van Neerven (editor), David McCooey (editor), Felicity Plunkett (editor), Eunice Andrada (editor), 2020 20794583 2020 periodical issue poetry 'In September 2019, Jacinta Le Plastrier invited me, Eunice, David and Felicity to be co-editors of this Australian Poetry Journal ‘modern elegy’ issue. At that time, I was not to know what 2020 would bring, or what it would be like to ask poets to write an elegy in 2020. The bushfires last summer should have been prevented, and Country should have been spared. But instead of giving First Nations people autonomy of their land and ability to perform their culture, science and caring for Country, the government is obsessed with continuing an extractive colonisation that will continue to kill us and other living beings we are in kinship with.' (Ellen van Neerven, Foreword 1, Introduction) 2020 pg. 39
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