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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Final Theory
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'Final Theory is a long poem told in episodes, combining two fragmentary story lines – the one following a couple as they travel through landscapes which are at different times pristine and ravaged by progress; the other portraying the sensations of a child tumbling through the ocean, encountering evidence of lost worlds. Researched and composed in countries that were once part of the ancient supercontinent Gondwana – New Zealand, Australia and Antarctica – the poem places its figures within vast scales of time and space. The focus on two generations, the near-future and the far-off future, raises questions about the development of consciousness, and what place we as humans have in the unfinished process of chance and change.' (Publication summary)

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Works about this Work

Country & Western Robert Wood , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Poetics Research , September no. 7 2017;

'That poetry is implicated with politics is incontrovertible.  As Theodore Adorno writes ‘art exists in the real world and has a function in it, and the two are connected by a large number of mediating links.’   Those mediating links however, the things that connect each to the other, are harder to grapple with. What does the daily life of a protest poet look like compared to a conservative one when both work in a modern university? What poetry does the politician read?' (Introduction)

“Hubcap and Lichen” : Anti-Anthropocentrism in Libby Hart’s Wild and Bonny Cassidy’s Final Theory Sally Evans , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Long Paddock , vol. 75 no. 3 2016;

— Review of Final Theory Bonny Cassidy , 2014 single work poetry ; Wild Libby Hart , 2014 selected work poetry
Helen Hagemann Reviews Final Theory by Bonny Cassidy Helen Hagemann , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain [Online] , February 2015;

— Review of Final Theory Bonny Cassidy , 2014 single work poetry
Robert Wood Reviews Final Theory by Bonny Cassidy R. D. Wood , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Writ. Poetry Review , September no. 3 2015;

— Review of Final Theory Bonny Cassidy , 2014 single work poetry
Sevles and Their Grace Notes : Poetry in Review Martin Langford , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 74 no. 1 2015; (p. 68-77)

— Review of Earth Hour David Malouf , 2014 selected work poetry ; Devadatta’s Poems Judith Beveridge , 2014 selected work poetry ; New Selected Poems Geoff Page , 2013 selected work poetry ; Radiance Andy Kissane , 2014 selected work poetry ; The Beautiful Anxiety Jill Jones , 2013 selected work poetry ; Final Theory Bonny Cassidy , 2014 single work poetry
Review : Australian Poetry Ali Smith , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 August 2014; (p. 19)

— Review of Final Theory Bonny Cassidy , 2014 single work poetry ; A Spell, A Charm John Leonard , 2007-2008 single work poetry ; The End of the World Maria Takolander , 2014 selected work poetry
Poetry Book Review: Final Theory by Bonny Cassidy Eleanor Smagarinsky , 2014 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The NSW Writers' Centre Blog

— Review of Final Theory Bonny Cassidy , 2014 single work poetry
Bonny Cassidy : Final Theory Martin Duwell , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Review , vol. 9 no. 2014;

— Review of Final Theory Bonny Cassidy , 2014 single work poetry
Clutching, Following, Wondering, Gazing : Lisa Gorton Launches ‘Final Theory’ by Bonny Cassidy Lisa Gorton , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , June - September no. 12 2014;

— Review of Final Theory Bonny Cassidy , 2014 single work poetry
Art in Words, and a Road Movie Geoff Page , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 January 2015; (p. 20)

— Review of Keeps : With Patience, Mutiny and Man Wolf Man L. K. Holt , 2014 selected work poetry ; Final Theory Bonny Cassidy , 2014 single work poetry
Country & Western Robert Wood , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Poetics Research , September no. 7 2017;

'That poetry is implicated with politics is incontrovertible.  As Theodore Adorno writes ‘art exists in the real world and has a function in it, and the two are connected by a large number of mediating links.’   Those mediating links however, the things that connect each to the other, are harder to grapple with. What does the daily life of a protest poet look like compared to a conservative one when both work in a modern university? What poetry does the politician read?' (Introduction)

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