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Morgan Yasbincek Morgan Yasbincek i(A16867 works by) (birth name: Cynthia Ivory) (a.k.a. Cynthia Yasbincek)
Born: Established: 1964 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Croatian
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Morgan Yasbincek is a Perth based writer. She holds a Ph. D. from Murdoch University, where she has also worked as a lecturer and tutor. In 2002 she was a guest reader at the Kosmopolis International Festival of Literature held in Barcelona, and in 1998 was a writer in residence at the University of East Anglia, in the U. K. In 1993 she also helped establish WEB, a Perth women's writing group.

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y separately published work icon White Camel Melbourne : John Leonard Press , 2009 Z1673758 2009 selected work poetry

'This third book is a radical departure in Morgan Yasbincek's poetry. A concentrated dialogue with the world around her, displayed in her first two books, gives way to poems that suggest aftermath and new beginning.

Their contemplations occur in the spaces left after loss, where love and grief are 'kinds of home without settlement'. They summon up the pluck and rapture of childhood, and the wisdom of religions: Buddhist, Hindu, Judeo-Christian, and a resilient and matriarchial animism.

The movement of voice here seems to rely on vacuum and echo for its definitions. The poems refract a spectrum of meanings, from inward directness, to inventive allegory. In the key poem 'gimel', the undulating gait of the white camel 'makes this direction into a future'. Yasbincek's own rhythms, as ever, are assured and light-syllabled.' (Publisher's blurb)

2010 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
y separately published work icon Firelick Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2004 Z1157529 2004 selected work poetry
2005 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Poetry
y separately published work icon Liv : A Novel Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2000 Z476080 2000 single work novel

'Liv is a woman's journey of self-discovery through the stories of her family - the cross-generational struggle for identity, the trauma of war, the dislocation of migration, the humour in the mundane. Olivia draws together fragmented layers of family and personal history that are her life, that are who she is. Her search for understanding becomes a pilgrimage...' (Source: Backcover)

2000 shortlisted ASAL Awards ALS Gold Medal
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