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'We are all detectives. We eavesdrop. We are all wired to ask questions. One of the most primordial, intrinsic needs of humans is to comprehend the world and to communicate that understanding. Poetry and science have grown up together as siblings. For millennia we have stretched out our hands to the night sky and wondered where we have come from. Poetry and science are our way into wonder. They are closer together than they are apart. Early poets like Lucretius or Virgil wrote about science in reverence. We have read many poems and seen magnificent art on all kinds of science: topography, neuroscience, meteorology, engineering, microbes, cosmology. We read a poem and run to the science to know more. We look at the stars and run inside to write a poem. We have always wanted to push further our boundary of knowledge, connect with the environment and metaphorically lasso a galaxy or two while we’re at it.'   (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Poetry Journal Tribute, Observations vol. 10 no. 2 2021 21500980 2021 periodical issue poetry

    'Do not be afraid to think.

    'Test form, renew form, or defy it.

    'Know there is a new permission to speak, and for more voices.

    'Not to censure, censor our inheritances—in which there is still the cherishable, the followable—but to question, yes, that. To make that effort, with caring, love, and as needed, fierceness.

    'To write, read the self, which can also be multiple, as are our inheritances, and also within if wished for, community.

    'When I first devised the idea of this New Series two years ago, it was intended to be celebratory, motivated by the current flourishing which is occurring in poetry and poetry publication in Australia. In it, another poet/critic or poetry community associate is ‘allied’ with a new or recent Australian poetry collection, be that an individual volume, or an anthology, or another platform. Some books go back a little (there is one from 2017), but most are of the past 12-24 months; the impetus was to make tribute to a splendid range of contemporary Australian poetry publishing.' (Jacinta Le Plastrier, Introduction)

    2021
    pg. 116-119
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