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Issue Details: First known date: 2022... 2022 Lionel Fogarty Harvest Lingo
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'In his 14th collection, Harvest Lingo, Murri poet Lionel Fogarty continues his decades-long commitment to disrupting colonial language, colonial thought and their machineries of oppression. Fogarty creates poems in which language is liberated, feeding back against colonialism and strengthening languages that have been pressured by colonial linguistics. The relationship between speech and writing is constantly being bridged. But Fogarty’s stunning poiesis is much more than disruption: it also suggests new and generative ways of reading poetry across cultural spaces. The lingo of a locality is intrinsically tied into its collective identification and is a way of expressing community. Lingo may be familiar and particular, and in some ways exclusive. It can also be an imposition or co-opted by exploiters and thus become alienating. In Harvest Lingo it has many inflections.' (Introduction)

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