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1 3 y separately published work icon Sleep Catherine Cole , Nedlands : UWA Publishing , 2019 16731069 2019 single work novel

'In a small café in London a teenager, Ruth, and elderly artist, Harry, recognise something profound in each other. They strike up a conversation that leads to regular meetings and takes them on a journey through their memories of traumatic times. Harry has much to tell about his childhood beside the Canal St Martin in Paris. Ruth has collected stories about her mother’s childhood in the Yorkshire Dales and London. How much has the stain of tragedy charged these memories with the pain of loss and what use can be made of the pain?

Looking back on her special years with Harry, Ruth sees how shared memories — happy or sad — can reshape the ways in which we value the lives of others while fully living our own. Taking Harry back to Paris draws on a special relationship that will shape her own place in the world.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 2 y separately published work icon Seabirds Crying in the Harbour Dark Catherine Cole , Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2017 11622868 2017 selected work short story

'The room rustled as the children looked around. They knew no one had been to the coast but they checked in case for liars, for the too-dumb to know the difference between the real world and the television, for the dreamers.

'A young boy yearns for a rabbit; a man battles for his father's love; a group of middle-class Australians find themselves in a newly renovated house; and an elderly refugee worries about his daughter's sea voyage. Seabirds Crying in the Harbour Dark is about seeking refuge, about how we define home and what makes us feel safe. The stories in this collection ask a simple question: what does it mean to live with compassion and kindness?' (Publication summary)

1 Aphorisms for a War i "I am learning French so I can understand what needs no explanation.", Catherine Cole , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Tremble : The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize 2016; (p. 112-114)
1 From War Aphorisms i "If you fuck in the fields on a summer night the moon will appear at midnight.", Catherine Cole , 2015 single work poetry
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , April no. 17 2015;
1 Mother Love Catherine Cole , 2014 single work short story
— Appears in: Australian Love Stories 2014; (p. 88-97)
1 Dein ist Mein Ganzes Herz Catherine Cole , 2014 single work short story
— Appears in: The Sleepers Almanac No. 9 2014; (p. 85)
1 Diverse Voices in Celebration of Poetry Catherine Cole , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: TEXT : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses , April vol. 18 no. 1 2014;

— Review of Contemporary Asian Australian Poets 2013 anthology poetry
1 Jim Morrison–Père Lachaise i "A séance", Catherine Cole , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: Tincture Journal , Spring no. 3 2013; (p. 4)
1 Leda i "Faced with a simple truth:", Catherine Cole , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 6 no. 1 2013;
1 [Essay] : The Boat Catherine Cole , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: Reading Australia 2013-;

Written for the Reading Australia project, this essay serves as an introduction to Nam Le's The Boat. Cole discusses how the book 'offers a new conversation about the Vietnam War and its aftermath. The collection encompasses a diverse geography, from Iran to Colombia, the United States to Australia, Japan and the South China Sea, yet the Vietnam War is an assertive presence too in the collection’s first and last stories, "Love and Honour and Pity and Pride and Compassion and Sacrifice" and "The Boat".' Cole discusses the 'literature of emigration,' gives a synopsis of each of the collection's stories, and examines the structural format of the collection.

1 Catherine Cole Reviews Konkretion by Marion May Campbell Catherine Cole , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , June no. 13 2013;

— Review of Konkretion Marion Campbell , 2013 single work novella
1 Carlton i "A late dark comes down", Catherine Cole , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , June no. 13 2013;
1 Looking for Serge Gainsbourg i "Lying", Catherine Cole , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , June no. 13 2013;
1 Productive Creative Writers' Relationships : A Communities-of-Practice Framework Anitra Nelson , Catherine Cole , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Writing , November vol. 9 no. 3 2012; (p. 396-407)

'The notion of a ‘community of practice’ offers fruitful ways to frame and assess literary activities for the producers of literature, creative writers. Referring to Woody Allen's film Midnight in Paris (2011), the experiences of two Australian writers and the Australian Seven Writers’ community of practice, we discuss gaps that our research approach aims to fill through investigating the significance of specific writers’ literary relationships in developing their creative writing skills and work. Framing such relationships as professional ‘communities of practice’, we argue that studying the functions of contemporary writers’ relationships as working environments has the potential to inform both creative writing learning and arts policy-making. As such, advocating for a community-of-practice conceptual framework is the main aim.' (Publication summary)

1 History and Postmemory in Contemporary Vietnamese Writing Catherine Cole , Marsha Berry , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : Special Issue Website Series , April no. 10 2011;
'In this paper we argue that there are many ways in which history is embedded in a country's fiction—many of them offering questions rather than answers about a country's creative practices. In Vietnam it seems inevitable that the war against America and her allies would shape the nation's creative writing. But is this the case? And what of the ways in which later generations have reacted to the war? In Vietnam and Australia this shared history has played out differently, not least in a postmemory dialogue between a generation who remembers too much and a generation who remembers too little.' (Author's abstract)
1 Long Live Peace Catherine Cole , 2010 single work short story
— Appears in: The Perfume River : An Anthology of Writing from Vietnam 2010; (p. 94-98)
1 Home Catherine Cole , 2010 single work short story
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 69 no. 3 2010; (p. 202-207) The Best Australian Stories 2011 2011; (p. 240-247)
1 Off the Top Shelf Catherine Cole , Mark Rubbo , Michael Shmith , Clare Wright , Gig Ryan , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 31 July 2010; (p. 24-25)
The judges for the 2010 Age Book of the Year Awards provide a summary for the category for which they are responsible and comments on each shortlisted title.
1 Hell Writ in Black and White Catherine Cole , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1 May 2010; (p. 27)

— Review of Let the Dead Lie Malla Nunn , 2010 single work novel
1 6 y separately published work icon The Perfume River : An Anthology of Writing from Vietnam Catherine Cole (editor), Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2010 Z1686708 2010 anthology poetry short story

The Perfume River offers the reader perspectives on Vietnam from both inside and outside the country. The diverse array of writers include renowned authors of the Vietnamese literary canon, 2nd generation ex-pats (based in Australia & America), and non-Vietnamese authors who have special ties with the country and its culture.

The only book of its kind on the market, The Perfume River is a collection of short stories and poetry. It explores a multitude of rich themes including origin, the rural/urban divide in Vietnam, family, generation gaps, lost love, the effects of war, migration, foreigner's impressions of Vietnam, the East/West divide, ex pats, Western attitudes to Vietnam and Asia, Vietnamese attitudes to the West and everyday life in Vietnam. There are 32 contributors, including Nam Le, Andrew Lam, Bao Ninh, Pham Thi Hoai and Pam Brown. [Publisher's media release]

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