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Trash Vortex single work   poetry   "In the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, plastic"
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Trash Vortex
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  • Epigraph:

    the second angel poured out his vial
    upon the sea; and it became
    as the blood of a dead man

    – (Revelation 16:3)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Writing to the Wire Dan Disney (editor), Christopher Kelen (editor), Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2016 9625708 2016 anthology poetry

    'Surely we are better than this?

    'The seeking of asylum in Australia has been politicised in recent decades. Our national conversation has vilified people fleeing persecution and desensitised the Australian polity to human suffering. We are further marginalising the most vulnerable groups in the world and at greater expense than accommodating refugees in the community. What impact does this have upon our collective ethics and national identity? And if our public conversation is steering us into murky moral territory, where may a dissenting voice be heard?

    'Writing to the Wire is a collection of poems by Australians and people who would like to be Australians. It is a book about the idea of being Australian. It is about who we are and who we would rather be. Writing to the Wire offers new ways to understand injustice, to speak out and tell stories. Poetry can show us what we’re thinking and feeling in a way our politics has failed to do.' (Publication summary)

    Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2016
    pg. 185
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon A Kinder Sea Felicity Plunkett , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2020 18610460 2020 selected work poetry 'A Kinder Sea explores the sea as sanctuary, hoard and repository. It is composed of sequences – love letters, elegies, narratives and odes – it looks outwards from the intimate to take in others' lives and voices, remaking form and craft. Felicity Plunkett's remarkable poems balance wrack and loss with vitality, resilience and beauty.' (Publication summary) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2020 pg. 21
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