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Caitlin Maling Caitlin Maling i(A110808 works by) (a.k.a. Caitlin Mary Maling)
Born: Established: Western Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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1 y separately published work icon Fish Work Caitlin Maling , Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2021 20776395 2021 selected work poetry

'Fish Work brings the great barrier reef into poetic focus, exploring not just the fish that occupy the reefs but that vast variety of life-forms – including human – that make the reef a uniquely diverse environment. Developed over three years of field-work, during which time the poet lived and worked alongside marine researchers, Fish Work asks us to reconsider what it means to live with other beings, human and extra-than-human.

'Blending the language of scientific research with the language of popular culture and her familiar conversational register, Fish Work is unlike any other book of poetry currently available in Australia.

'This collection represents the first dedicated poetic investigation into the Great Barrier Reef in a time a climate change, paying particular attention to the far northern Great Barrier Reef, specifically Lizard Island Research Station where the poet spent several months over several years undergoing fieldwork with the scientific researchers in residence.'

Source : publisher's blurb

1 1 Calenture i "Burnished pastures on the edge of summer", Caitlin Maling , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22 August 2020; (p. 18)
1 Odd Sea i "There is skin", Caitlin Maling , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 9 no. 1 2019; (p. 68)
1 A Vernacular Landscape Caitlin Maling , 2019 single work prose
— Appears in: Westerly , vol. 64 no. 2 2019; (p. 232-238)
'In poetry, we speak often of finding your voice. Now that I live in Australia again, sometimes people still ask me if they can hear something a little bit from elsewhere in mine. I spent four years in Texas listening to the music commonly known as ‘bro’ country, sounding out each hard plosive and drawl in the ten repeated words that seem to comprise each song. I particularly like ‘truck’ for how it hits hard at every aspect of your mouth almost like clicking your tongue or a bird insisting with its beak that food lies beneath the bark.' (Introduction)
1 The Cleaner Fish Will Never Be Mythic i "would die alongside Achilles but not be mourned", Caitlin Maling , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Island , no. 156 2019; (p. 92)
1 3 y separately published work icon Fish Song Caitlin Maling , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2019 14976990 2019 selected work poetry

'The poems in Maling's third collection, Fish Song, explore the effects of climate change in the Western Australian coastal sites of Cervantes and Grey. Maling's new work is rich and diversity, exploring physical landscapes as well as historical and socio-cultural aspects of place. The work takes her increased interest in ecopoetics and feminist poetics from Border Crossing and refashions her rural WA landscape in unique ways.' (Publication summary)

1 Wake in Fright i "The roo, stewed,", Caitlin Maling , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Stilts , August no. 1 2018;
1 Randolph Stow's 'Hungry Waiting Country' Caitlin Maling , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: Feeding the Ghost : 1 : Criticism on Contemporary Australian Poetry 2018; (p. 190-213)

'Many decades after he had left Western Australia and settled in Suffolk, Randolph Stow would continue to be asked if he considered himself an Australian writer. In interviews, Stow would attempt to distance himself from ideas of roots, denying the label "Australian^ for his preferred "Anglo-Australian" ("A Conversation" 71). Similarly, Stow frames his interest in Western Australia as purely related to childhood, the town of Geraldton being the place where he just happened to grow up ("Mostly Private Letters" 354). Since Stow's death in 2010 interest in locating him on a cultural map of Australia has continued. With the re-release of his major fiction works through the Text Publishing Classics series in 2015 and the publication of Suzanne Falkiner's 2016 biography Mick: A Life of Randolph Stow, Stow is enjoying a resurgence, one that continues to try to locate him as an Australian or Western Australian writer. Yet as in his lifetime, Stow's poetry remains relatively critically neglected despite the most comprehensive selection of his poetry appearing in 2013 accompanied by an extensive introductory essay by John Kinsella. The Kinsella essay demonstrates how consideration of Australianness in Stow's poetry and prose almost always relates to consideration of landscape. Part of the confusion around assigning Stow a definitive designation as a Western Australian place writer must be that Stow does not write about place in any one way...' (Introduction)

1 You, Perth and Me Caitlin Maling , 2018 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , September 2018;

'It was meant to be a story of a boy, a girl and a city – but time, grief and a relentless heart leave a mark that’s hard to wash off. '  (Introduction)

1 Plague i "Walking in white socks,", Caitlin Maling , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 May no. 86 2018;
1 Fisheries Raid i "Two-face deckies embedded at the caravan park.", Caitlin Maling , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Best Australian Poems 2017 2017; (p. 120)
1 Aye, There's the Rub i "There's no undercurrent of cruelty", Caitlin Maling , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 7 no. 2 2017; (p. 48)
1 Committee Meeting i "Gary leaves his genny on overnight", Caitlin Maling , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Island , no. 151 2017; (p. 84)
1 Feral i "The bees settle on the lawn, four, five swarms,", Caitlin Maling , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 76 no. 3 2017; (p. 47)
1 Those Days i "I always wrote the story beginning to ending, like those poems about men", Caitlin Maling , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 76 no. 3 2017; (p. 3)
1 Travelling through the Dark : Six Weeks in Oregon Caitlin Maling , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Westerly , vol. 62 no. 1 2017; (p. 162-167)

'It was coming to the end of my time in America. PhD applications still ongoing, I didn't know where I was going but the movers were booked, the cars and furniture in the process of being sold. It was back to that space of deciding what is necessary and what is easy to replace. I had done a lot, seen a lot, been twenty-something across twenty-something states, tried out their names in my mouth. I liked the South, the long vowels and how the rusting history on every street hung low, like a flag of a pole.' (Introduction)

1 Caitlin Maling Reviews Opera by Stuart Cooke Caitlin Maling , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain : An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics , June vol. 4 no. 1.1 2017;

— Review of Opera Stuart Cooke , 2016 selected work poetry
1 Diego’s Head i "Brother, in dreams I meet you in the hallway in Paris", Caitlin Maling , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 March vol. 57 no. 1 2017;
1 4 y separately published work icon Border Crossing Caitlin Maling , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2017 10154602 2017 selected work poetry

'Caitlin Maling’s second volume Border Crossing continues to showcase the development of an exciting new voice in Australian poetry.

'Now Maling’s poems shift from the first volume’s gritty treatment of childhood and adolescence growing up in WA, to a consideration of what it is to be an Australian in America, where the conflicting voices and identities of home and abroad jostle against and seek their definitions from each other. In this volume, as in the first, her emphasis on place – geography and environment – is as strong as ever.' (Publication summary)

1 The Falling i "I want the building", Caitlin Maling , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 August no. 55.0 2016;
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