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1 4 y separately published work icon She I Dare Not Name : A Spinster's Meditations on Life Donna Ward , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2020 18268465 2020 single work autobiography

'She I Dare Not Name is a compelling collection of fiercely intelligent, deeply intimate, lyrical reflections on the life of a woman who stands on the threshold of two millennia. Both manifesto and confession, this moving memoir explores the meaning and purpose Donna Ward has discovered in a life lived entirely without a partner and children. It describes a life lived on the edge of a world built in the shape of couples and families. Rippling through these pages is the way a spinster, or a bachelor, or any of us for that matter, contends with the prejudice and stigma of being different. With courage and astounding honesty, Donna uncovers the challenge of living with more solitude than anticipated and what it is like to walk the road through midlife and beyond alone. And she reveals how she found home and discovered herself within it.'

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1 An Inch at a Time Donna Ward , 2014 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Long Paddock , vol. 74 no. 3 2014;
1 Orphan of Our Nation's History Donna Ward , 2014 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 74 no. 2 2014; (p. 174-180)
1 Bright Stars Donna Ward , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Sotto , August-September 2012;
1 And Victoria’s New Voice Is… Donna Ward , 2012 single work essay
— Appears in: Sotto , August-September 2012;
1 Collected Awards Ainslee Meredith , Donna Ward , Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 2012 single work essay
— Appears in: Sotto , August-September 2012;
1 The Seven Lighthouse Moments of Joe Dolce Donna Ward , 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: Sotto , October 2012;
1 Anticipating Anne Elder Donna Ward , 2012 single work essay
— Appears in: Sotto , November 2012;
1 Poetry : The Conscience of Language Donna Ward , 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: Sotto , November 2012;
1 The Poetic Politics of Lionel Fogarty Donna Ward , 2012 single work essay
— Appears in: Sotto , November 2012;
1 1 y separately published work icon Indigo no. 6 Summer 2011 Z1763558 2011 periodical issue
1 The Weight of a Child Donna Ward , 2010 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Island , Winter no. 121 2010; (p. 56-61)
1 y separately published work icon Indigo no. 5 Summer Donna Ward (editor), 2010 Z1674675 2010 periodical issue
1 y separately published work icon Indigo no. 4 Spring Donna Ward (editor), 2009 Z1765375 2009 periodical issue
1 The Sinkings Donna Ward , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Indigo , Summer no. 3 2009; (p. 186-187)

— Review of The Sinkings Amanda Curtin , 2008 single work novel
1 1 y separately published work icon Indigo no. 3 Summer 2009 Z1576084 2009 periodical issue
1 Poetry Diary WA December 2008 Donna Ward , 2009 single work diary
— Appears in: Stylus Poetry Journal , January no. 32 2009;
It is Christmas and the poets are celebrating. In three weeks I have attended the launch of Westerly Journal No 53 where emerging poet Meredi Ortega was highlighted, the debut of the new publisher Tactile Books where Roland Leach launched the first poetry collection of Maree Dawes, the farewell of Ray Coffey from Fremantle Press which has appointed Georgia Richter to select its poetry publications, I attended three out of the five monthly poetry readings that happen around Perth, the Wheatbelt Cultural Festival and the Christmas party for Out of the Asylum Writers' group which birthed indigo- the journal of creative writing solely devoted to the work of emerging WA writers. What follows is a diary in reverse, short notes on some of those events, to give a flavour of the vibrant world of WA poetry. (The Author)
1 1 y separately published work icon Indigo no. 2 Autumn 2008 Z1488471 2008 periodical issue
1 6 y separately published work icon Indigo Indigo : Literary Journal of Western Australian Writers Donna Ward (editor), 2007 Fremantle : Out of the Asylum , 2007-2010 Z1434696 2007 periodical (6 issues) A journal dedicated exclusively to the work of resident Western Australian writers or writers who have lived in Western Australia for at least ten years.
1 1 y separately published work icon The Weighing of the Heart : An Anthology of Emerging West Australian Poets Roland Leach (editor), Donna Ward (editor), Shane McCauley (editor), Cottesloe : Sunline Press , 2007 Z1432485 2007 anthology poetry
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