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Pamela Brown Pamela Brown i(A6933 works by) (a.k.a. Pamela Jane Barclay Brown; Pam Brown; Pamela J. B. Brown; Pamela Cocabola Brown)
Also writes as: Pamela Cocabola ; Coca Bola ; 'Eve N. Malley'
Born: Established: 1948 Seymour, Seymour area, Seymour - Kilmore area, Northern Victoria, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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Details of Works Taught

Text Unit Name Institution Year
y separately published work icon Home by Dark Pamela Brown , Bristol : Shearsman Books , 2013 5981760 2013 selected work poetry (taught in 4 units)

'"Pam Brown's work is fearless, acutely observant, witty and wry. She delights in the curiosities of the everyday, in notational sprezzatura, in the penetrating encapsulation of layers of time, chance and meaning with her twists of lexicon, diction and line break. This is a work of quotidian consternation, breaking through from irony to sheer fondness and painful shadows. She sees askew—and Home by Dark has its own poignant look at decades, bodies, and changes. Pam Brown is a wonderful writer, one of the scintillating wizards of Oz poetry." —Rachel Blau DuPlessis' (Publication summary)

Writers At Work : Poetry University of Sydney 2014 (Semester 1)
y separately published work icon Home by Dark Pamela Brown , Bristol : Shearsman Books , 2013 5981760 2013 selected work poetry (taught in 4 units)

'"Pam Brown's work is fearless, acutely observant, witty and wry. She delights in the curiosities of the everyday, in notational sprezzatura, in the penetrating encapsulation of layers of time, chance and meaning with her twists of lexicon, diction and line break. This is a work of quotidian consternation, breaking through from irony to sheer fondness and painful shadows. She sees askew—and Home by Dark has its own poignant look at decades, bodies, and changes. Pam Brown is a wonderful writer, one of the scintillating wizards of Oz poetry." —Rachel Blau DuPlessis' (Publication summary)

Writers at Work: Poetry University of Sydney 2014 (Semester 1)
y separately published work icon Home by Dark Pamela Brown , Bristol : Shearsman Books , 2013 5981760 2013 selected work poetry (taught in 4 units)

'"Pam Brown's work is fearless, acutely observant, witty and wry. She delights in the curiosities of the everyday, in notational sprezzatura, in the penetrating encapsulation of layers of time, chance and meaning with her twists of lexicon, diction and line break. This is a work of quotidian consternation, breaking through from irony to sheer fondness and painful shadows. She sees askew—and Home by Dark has its own poignant look at decades, bodies, and changes. Pam Brown is a wonderful writer, one of the scintillating wizards of Oz poetry." —Rachel Blau DuPlessis' (Publication summary)

Writers at Work: Poetry University of Sydney 2015 (Semester 1)
y separately published work icon Home by Dark Pamela Brown , Bristol : Shearsman Books , 2013 5981760 2013 selected work poetry (taught in 4 units)

'"Pam Brown's work is fearless, acutely observant, witty and wry. She delights in the curiosities of the everyday, in notational sprezzatura, in the penetrating encapsulation of layers of time, chance and meaning with her twists of lexicon, diction and line break. This is a work of quotidian consternation, breaking through from irony to sheer fondness and painful shadows. She sees askew—and Home by Dark has its own poignant look at decades, bodies, and changes. Pam Brown is a wonderful writer, one of the scintillating wizards of Oz poetry." —Rachel Blau DuPlessis' (Publication summary)

Writers at Work: Poetry University of Sydney 2016 (Semester 1)
Text Unit Name Institution Year
y separately published work icon Missing Up Pamela Brown , Sydney : Vagabond Press , 2015 9242764 2015 selected work poetry (taught in 1 units)

'These offbeat, fragmentary yet often discursive poems were written over three years up to spring 2015. In part, they epitomize the absurdities of contemporary materialism. Pam Brown's well-practised scepticism dismantles monumental intent and splices the remains into a shrewd melange of imagery and thoughtful lyric complemented by playfulness. For Pam writing poetry is a habit, a disorganised ritual. Her poetic inventories begin in everyday bricolage. Real things interrupt the poems the same way thoughts and phrases do. You know - the fridge over there, the bus stop, surf music on a radio, a raisin squashed against a floor tile - always backgrounding a connection to the 'social' as the poems make political and personal associative links. Though disquiet is present it is usually temporary - an optimistic wit plays through this idiosyncratic poetry as a kind of placebo. But, in the end, Pam Brown simply lets the language do the work.' (Publication summary)

Australian Literary Studies University of Western Australia 2016 (Semester 2)
Text Unit Name Institution Year
y separately published work icon True Thoughts Pamela Brown , Cambridge : Salt Publishing , 2008 Z1523256 2008 selected work poetry (taught in 1 units) Writers at Work: Poetry University of Sydney 2009 (Semester 1)
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