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Michael Giacometti Michael Giacometti i(A108240 works by)
Gender: Male
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1 In the Soft Light of Dawn i "Impale those concave corners", Michael Giacometti , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Anthology 2019; (p. 90-93)
1 Some Portraits of Country i "1. The distant mountain", Michael Giacometti , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 August vol. 82 no. 2017;
1 1 y separately published work icon My Life and Other Fictions : A Collection of Short Stories (and Why They Were Written) Michael Giacometti , Strawberry Hills : Spineless Wonders , 2017 11449615 2017 selected work short story

'These are arresting stories that cast a spotlight on the borderlands of black and white, desire and fate, life and death. A six-year-old Aboriginal girl, dumb and abused and deceased, yearns for her mother’s touch. The illiterate hangman of Ned Kelly wants to do his first job ‘good’. A blind translator disembarks at a desert town to decipher a curse that is killing language. The commander of HMS Antaeus sails with the shades of Ulysses and the poets Dante and Virgil to claim Mt Purgatory for King and Country. The same-named son of his same-named father is called to assume his birth right at the scene of a railroad accident. After countless lifetimes of conflict, an aspirant surrenders, and a leaf falls.

'Within these 12 fictions, 74 people perish, while the demise of hundreds, or thousands, of others is inferred. But they are far from being morbid meditations. With ethos, pathos and humour, Giacometti’s characters illuminate their ignorant Fate, or attempt to transcend it.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 The Madness or the Method Michael Giacometti , 2014 single work essay
— Appears in: Cracking the Spine : Ten Short Stories and How They Were Written 2014; (p. 84-92)
1 1 My Abbr.d Life Michael Giacometti , 2014 single work short story
— Appears in: Cracking the Spine : Ten Short Stories and How They Were Written 2014; (p. 81-83)
1 The Unnameable Michael Giacometti , 2011 single work short story
— Appears in: Escape : An Anthology of Short Stories 2011; (p. 253-263)
1 Two Cultures Can Hold Each Other Michael Giacometti , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 70 no. 2 2011; (p. 14-15)
1 Death in the Andes Michael Giacometti , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Northern Territory Literary Awards 2011 2011; (p. 68-71)
'Otra muerte en las montañas’ declared the front page of Mendoza’s daily newspaper Diario Uno. If there was any uncertainty about the meaning of the headline, the full colour photograph of the body, lifeless in a pool of blood on the snow, erased it. Vale Shigeru Kimura of Japan, found dead at 6000 metres above sea level at the base of the rocky and difficult canaleta. He came to Argentina to climb Cerro Aconcagua, 6962 metres, roof of the Americas, second highest of the Seven Summits. ...'
1 Blind to [all but] the Unnamable Michael Giacometti , 2011 single work short story
— Appears in: Northern Territory Literary Awards 2011 2011; (p. 21-26)
'Sir, a bony finger tapped in Morse on the back of his hand. Sir, harder this time, insistent, we are approaching ... Creek. Sir, tap-tap-tap, tap-tap, tap-taaap-tap. The translator, M, sat up without registering the bright torch being shone directly in his face, or the darkness enclosing the hand, the man, the room and corridor behind it; he smelt the man’s minted breath, tasted the hint of garlic that the mint was sucked to hide; he savoured the superstitious fear that still oozed like cheap perfume from his glands, and the rhythmic rallentando clack-clack over the stapled joins of track. ...'
1 Boot Circle i "Spokes of tendon-wool-", Michael Giacometti , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Clubs and Societies 2011;
1 Scale i "Miniature euros", Michael Giacometti , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Clubs and Societies 2011;
1 Deviant i "Light refracts through true-", Michael Giacometti , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Clubs and Societies 2011;
1 Sitting in the Saddle i "The ridge reclines", Michael Giacometti , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Clubs and Societies 2011;
1 Implied i "Landscape of abstract", Michael Giacometti , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Clubs and Societies 2011; First Light : Clubs, Societies and Poetry 2012; (p. 38)
1 Scale 2 i "Only two inches", Michael Giacometti , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Clubs and Societies 2011;
1 Overnight with Franz Near Mt Giles Michael Giacometti , 2011 single work prose
— Appears in: Clubs and Societies 2011;
1 Here i "The existence of", Michael Giacometti , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Clubs and Societies 2011; First Light : Clubs, Societies and Poetry 2012; (p. 38)
1 Implied (Suggested Version) i "These lines of contour", Michael Giacometti , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Clubs and Societies 2011; First Light : Clubs, Societies and Poetry 2012; (p. 38)
1 Haiku Overheard at Lone Dingo i "‘Any Kathmandu", Michael Giacometti , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Clubs and Societies 2011;
1 Confession of an Inveterate Peak Bagger i "[ … ]", Michael Giacometti , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Clubs and Societies 2011;
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