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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Comfort Food
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I also saw those spirit dogs

and poetry travelled with me

like rivers

I didn't ever eat alone.

'Goan Fish Curry'

'Following on from the success of her award-winning fiction debut, Heat and Light, Ellen van Neerven announces herself as a talented poet with this intoxicating collection.

'Moving between places and cultures, Comfort Food explores identity, sovereignty and the restless quest for love. Using food as her inspiration, van Neerven offers a cross-cultural vision of the exotic and the familiar. This sensuous volume sets a new benchmark in contemporary Australian poetry. ' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For those who have made me food.
  • Epigraph: I am not interested in other words for honey. I am interested in honey. –Sina Queyras, MxT

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Works about this Work

[Review Essay] Comfort Food Alison Clifton , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: StylusLit , March no. 1 2017;
'Ellen van Neerven’s debut collection of poetry, Comfort Food, is a treat for the senses. A poet of Mununjali and Dutch heritage, van Neerven is also an acclaimed author of fiction: her novel, Heat and Light (2014), won the David Unaipon Award and the Dobbie Literary Award. The poems in this impressive collection explore food as an expression of identity, love, and passion.' (Introduction)
Transcending the Conventions Michelle Cahill , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 August 2016; (p. 22)

— Review of Comfort Food Ellen van Neerven 2016 selected work poetry ; Lemons in the Chicken Wire Alison Whittaker 2016 selected work poetry
Poetry Release a Comfort for Winning Author Keira Jenkins , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 1 June no. 627 2016; (p. 8)

— Review of Comfort Food Ellen van Neerven 2016 selected work poetry
'Just two weeks after becoming a joint winner of the NSW Premier's Indigenous Writer's Award for her novel Heat and Light, Ellen Van Neerven has released her debut poetry collection. ...'
Healing Country Nathanael Pree , 2016 single work review essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 387 2016; (p. 57-58)
'Ellen van Neerven, Joel Deane, and Mike Ladd present poems about journeys, recovery, and healing, from comfort food to the experience of a stroke, within overlapping landscapes as palimpsests for their respective pathways.' (Introduction)
[Review] Ellen Van Neerven, Comfort Food Heather Taylor Johnson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 9 no. 1 2016;

— Review of Comfort Food Ellen van Neerven 2016 selected work poetry
Poetry Release a Comfort for Winning Author Keira Jenkins , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 1 June no. 627 2016; (p. 8)

— Review of Comfort Food Ellen van Neerven 2016 selected work poetry
'Just two weeks after becoming a joint winner of the NSW Premier's Indigenous Writer's Award for her novel Heat and Light, Ellen Van Neerven has released her debut poetry collection. ...'
Transcending the Conventions Michelle Cahill , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 August 2016; (p. 22)

— Review of Comfort Food Ellen van Neerven 2016 selected work poetry ; Lemons in the Chicken Wire Alison Whittaker 2016 selected work poetry
Caitlin Maling Reviews Ellen Van Neerven Caitlin Maling , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , October no. 55.1 2016;

— Review of Comfort Food Ellen van Neerven 2016 selected work poetry
October in Poetry Elena Gomez , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , October 2016;

— Review of Comfort Food Ellen van Neerven 2016 selected work poetry ; Not Fox nor Axe Chloe Wilson 2015 selected work poetry ; Not A Casual / Solitude Stacey Teague 2016 selected work poetry
[Review] Ellen Van Neerven, Comfort Food Heather Taylor Johnson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 9 no. 1 2016;

— Review of Comfort Food Ellen van Neerven 2016 selected work poetry
Healing Country Nathanael Pree , 2016 single work review essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 387 2016; (p. 57-58)
'Ellen van Neerven, Joel Deane, and Mike Ladd present poems about journeys, recovery, and healing, from comfort food to the experience of a stroke, within overlapping landscapes as palimpsests for their respective pathways.' (Introduction)
[Review Essay] Comfort Food Alison Clifton , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: StylusLit , March no. 1 2017;
'Ellen van Neerven’s debut collection of poetry, Comfort Food, is a treat for the senses. A poet of Mununjali and Dutch heritage, van Neerven is also an acclaimed author of fiction: her novel, Heat and Light (2014), won the David Unaipon Award and the Dobbie Literary Award. The poems in this impressive collection explore food as an expression of identity, love, and passion.' (Introduction)
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