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Heather Sladdin Heather Sladdin i(A22465 works by) (a.k.a. H. A. Sladdin; Heather A. Sladdin; Heather Sladdin Stuart)
Born: Established: 1953 Adelaide, South Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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1 1 y separately published work icon Patterns of Being : A Verse Novel Heather Sladdin , Melbourne : Heather Sladdin , 2015 8688737 2015 single work novel

'Patterns of Being is a fictional narrative in open verse. The story is told by Annie, who recalls her childhood trauma and imagines the remembrances of Lilly, her aunt and Aril, a nymph-like girl who moves through dimensions of time and space. The poetry conjures the landscape of South Australia; its beaches, small country towns and mallee scrubland. Annie constructs a unique world view for survival.'

Source: Back-cover blurb.

1 y separately published work icon The Grammar of Grapes Heather Sladdin , South Australia : Heather Sladdin , 2012 9139768 2012 selected work poetry

'The grammar of grapes is a selection of Heather Sladdin’s poems, many of which have been published in magazines and literary journals. With a gentle air of erotica blowing through them, they deal with human relationships, frustration, intimacy, sensuality and the mysterious nature of memory. Initially the physical and emotional landscape is set in dark hues, yet eventually, the poetry elevates us to life’s effervescent light, profound beauty and mystery. By using subtle rhyme and a rhythm building up to the unstated, Heather is able to penetrate our hearts, haunting us with the unseen. She understands the power of silent moments, empty spaces where the reader can enter and become part of the evolving landscape.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Rooms of Discovery Heather Sladdin , South Australia : Heather Sladdin , 2012 9139736 2012 selected work poetry

'These lyric poems are located in Adelaide and its surrounding hills. They reflect moments in relationship with spouse, lover, friend, family and community. Some poems are open verse with space for reflection, others are more traditional in form but still contain the essential music of Heather Sladdin's poetic voice. Poems such as 'fishing' and 'together' emphasise the spiritual bond between lovers that is expressed through images in nature. 'School morning' and 'the conductor' capture the momentum of everyday life, to remind the reader that we are all interconnected. Towards the end of the collection there are poems dealing with loss, such as 'shipwrecked' and finally, 'night crossing' calling us towards self-acceptance and love.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Rooms of Discovery i "there he is", Heather Sladdin , 2010 single work poetry
— Appears in: Friendly Street Poetry Reader : Thirty-Four : After the Race 2010; (p. 72)
1 Beastie i "Beastie broods in the rafters", Heather Sladdin , 2010 single work poetry
— Appears in: Antithesis , vol. 20 no. 2010; (p. 140)
1 Cruci-fiction at Yatala Prison i "the rolling golden grasses of Pooraka", Heather Sladdin , 2010 single work poetry
— Appears in: Antithesis , vol. 20 no. 2010; (p. 112-113)
1 Untitled Heather Sladdin , 2006 single work obituary (for Ray Stuart )
— Appears in: Five Bells , Summer vol. 13 no. 1 2006; (p. 32-33)
1 Fishing i "his mit-like hands", Heather Sladdin , 2005 single work poetry
— Appears in: Friendly Street Poets : Twenty-Nine : Blur 2005; (p. 107)
1 Bronchitis, at People's Palaces i "water turning clockwise", Heather Sladdin , 2004 single work poetry
— Appears in: Friendly Street Poets Twenty-Eight : Another Universe 2004; (p. 92)
1 On the Verandah i "three flies dance spirals", Heather Sladdin , 2004 single work poetry
— Appears in: Friendly Street Poets Twenty-Eight : Another Universe 2004; (p. 92)
1 It Is Dark in Her Hallway i "it is dark in her hallway", Heather Sladdin , 2003 single work poetry
— Appears in: Friendly Street Poetry Reader : Twenty Seven : Blue 2003; (p. 56)
1 There She Is ... i "there she is standing naked in the rusty sand", Heather Sladdin , 2003 single work poetry
— Appears in: Friendly Street Poetry Reader : Twenty Seven : Blue 2003; (p. 16-17)
1 The White Stallion i "a rusty field", Heather Sladdin , 2001 single work poetry
— Appears in: Friendly Street Reader : Twenty-Five : Flow 2001; (p. 99)
1 y separately published work icon Friendly Street Reader : Twenty-Five : Flow Flow; Friendly Street Reader : 25 Richard Hillman (editor), Heather Sladdin (editor), Adelaide Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 2001 Z969956 2001 anthology poetry

'Flow is a title, a signpost not a theme. Flow is a word which describes a way of reading across, with or beside the poetry. Flow is an illustration of the way the editors have selected, collated, and edited this collection of the 104 best poems read during the year 2000 at Australia's longest running poetry venue - Friendly Street Poets.' (Publication summary)

1 The Shadow of Providence Heather Sladdin , 2000 single work poetry
— Appears in: Friendly Street Reader : Twenty-Four 2000; (p. 92)
1 A Stranger Eating Eggs Heather Sladdin , 2000 single work poetry
— Appears in: Friendly Street Reader : Twenty-Four 2000; (p. 94)
1 To Glimpse Heather Sladdin , 1999 single work poetry
— Appears in: Friendly Street Poets Twenty-Three : Beating Time in a Gothic Space Beating Time In a Gothic Space 1999; (p. 87)
1 Ibis i "Strutting ibis", Heather Sladdin , 1998 single work poetry
— Appears in: Studio : A Journal of Christians Writing , Summer (1998-1999) no. 73 1998; (p. 30)
1 A Cemetery of Trees Heather Sladdin , 1998 single work poetry
— Appears in: Opinion , vol. 27 no. 1 1998; (p. 13)
1 Old Summer Heather Sladdin , 1998 single work poetry
— Appears in: Opinion , vol. 27 no. 1 1998; (p. 32)
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