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Almost Pause : Pareidolia single work   poetry   "Labile wonder, no rabbit-like fear, sea hares"
Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Almost Pause : Pareidolia
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  • Blake Prize 2013 Judges’ Comments

    ‘Almost Pause/ Pareidolia’:

    Taking from its title this poem elaborates on the vague randomness of images with a narcotic-like vividness, evoking the spiritual. The language is at once specific, gorgeous and cleverly disconnected as meanings are deferred. Mermaids, forest cockatoos and the imprinted net on a turtle’s back all become premonitions; the tone of self-address retains a calm, almost melancholic restraint. An intelligent, complex poem that addresses the phenomenon of meaning-making where there is none to be found.

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First known date: 2013
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    y separately published work icon Blake Prize The Blake Society , Sydney : The Blake Society , 2007 Z1676356 2007 website

    Website for the Blake Prize. The Blake Prize was established in 1951 for 'works of art that explore the subject of religious awareness and spirituality.' Awards also include the John Coburn Award, for emerging artists; the Blake Prize for Human Justice, for art that addresses issues of human justice, and the Blake Poetry Prize. The Prize is managed by the Blake Society.

    Source: Blake Prize website, (Sighted 17/03/2010)

    Sydney : The Blake Society , 2007
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    y separately published work icon The Best Australian Poems 2017 Sarah Holland-Batt (editor), Carlton : Black Inc. , 2017 11466558 2017 anthology poetry

    'Award-winning poet, critic, editor and academic Sarah Holland-Batt takes the helm again as editor of this year’s Best Australian Poems. ' (Publication summary)

    Carlton : Black Inc. , 2017
    pg. 98-99


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