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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Vagabondage
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'Vagabondage is a book of poems tracking a year in the life of a single woman who sells her house when she turns 50 to live in a camper van. Vagabondage is poignant and funny, circling around the idea of home, and belonging (or not), and picking up the storage of traces of connection and memory. Vagabondage will place the reader in that in-between time of youth and old age, straddling the fine line between loneliness and solitude, regret and joy.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Memoir in verse form.
  • Epigraph:

    But couldn't everyone's life become a work of art?

    Why should the lamp or the house be an art object,

    but not your life?

    –Michel Foucault

    Language has created the word 'loneliness'

    to express the pain of being alone.

    And it has created the word 'solitude' to express the glory of being alone.

    –Paul Tillich

  • Dedication: This book is dedicated, with thanks, to all those who provided me with safe harbour in some form during my year in a Van, 2009-2010.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: UWA Publishing , 2014 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 150p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 20 August 2014
      ISBN: 9781742586342

Works about this Work

Intimacy and Otherness; Home and the Road Andy Jackson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 5 no. 1 2015; (p. 146-149)

— Review of Salt and Bone Zenobia Frost , 2014 selected work poetry ; Vagabondage Beth Spencer , 2014 selected work poetry
A Female Odysseus For the Times : Angelo Loukakis Launches ‘Vagabondage’ by Beth Spencer Angelo Loukakis , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , April - June no. 14 2015;

— Review of Vagabondage Beth Spencer , 2014 selected work poetry
From Ancient China to an Australian Road Trip Geoff Page , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 January 2015; (p. 35) The Age , 31 January 2015; (p. 29)

— Review of The Yellow Emperor : A Mythography in Verse Michelle Leber , 2014 selected work poetry ; Vagabondage Beth Spencer , 2014 selected work poetry
A Wilderness of Small Things (Mattering) Angela Gardner , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , December no. 48.1 2014;

— Review of Vagabondage Beth Spencer , 2014 selected work poetry
A Wilderness of Small Things (Mattering) Angela Gardner , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , December no. 48.1 2014;

— Review of Vagabondage Beth Spencer , 2014 selected work poetry
From Ancient China to an Australian Road Trip Geoff Page , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 January 2015; (p. 35) The Age , 31 January 2015; (p. 29)

— Review of The Yellow Emperor : A Mythography in Verse Michelle Leber , 2014 selected work poetry ; Vagabondage Beth Spencer , 2014 selected work poetry
A Female Odysseus For the Times : Angelo Loukakis Launches ‘Vagabondage’ by Beth Spencer Angelo Loukakis , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , April - June no. 14 2015;

— Review of Vagabondage Beth Spencer , 2014 selected work poetry
Intimacy and Otherness; Home and the Road Andy Jackson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 5 no. 1 2015; (p. 146-149)

— Review of Salt and Bone Zenobia Frost , 2014 selected work poetry ; Vagabondage Beth Spencer , 2014 selected work poetry
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