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  • Author:agent Pamela Brown http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/brown-pam
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Missing Up
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y separately published work icon Missing Up Pamela Brown , Sydney : Vagabond Press , 2015 9242764 2015 selected work poetry (taught in 1 units)

'These offbeat, fragmentary yet often discursive poems were written over three years up to spring 2015. In part, they epitomize the absurdities of contemporary materialism. Pam Brown's well-practised scepticism dismantles monumental intent and splices the remains into a shrewd melange of imagery and thoughtful lyric complemented by playfulness. For Pam writing poetry is a habit, a disorganised ritual. Her poetic inventories begin in everyday bricolage. Real things interrupt the poems the same way thoughts and phrases do. You know - the fridge over there, the bus stop, surf music on a radio, a raisin squashed against a floor tile - always backgrounding a connection to the 'social' as the poems make political and personal associative links. Though disquiet is present it is usually temporary - an optimistic wit plays through this idiosyncratic poetry as a kind of placebo. But, in the end, Pam Brown simply lets the language do the work.' (Publication summary)

Australian Literary Studies University of Western Australia 2016 (Semester 2)
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