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Note: Poetry by Jennifer Avriel Maartiniello and Margo Stanislawska-Birnberg
Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999 The Imprint of Infinity : Poetry
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'Jennifer Martiniello, as an Arrernte woman, speaks often with the voice of the land itself, at other times reinscribing its presence and formative influences through her father's, grandmother's and grandfather's experiences. Polish-born Margo Stanislawska-Birnberg's journey of inner transmigration arises from her passionate engagement over many years with the land, and living with Aboriginal communities and people who have become her friends, compatriots of heart, land and spirit. In The Imprint of Infinity two poets coming from very different background, bring a similar intensity of focus to exploring their responses to the land and elemental forces of central Australia. Their common theme is their "changeless/coloured land": its spiritual significance, its immense beauty, its colours and secrets, its people. What makes this collection unique is the juxtaposition of two distinctive voices whose complementary tonalities echo in the mind.' (Publisher's comment).

Notes

  • Dedication: Dedicated to the lifelines for which my journey is made - Angela, Marina, Stella, Daniel, Leandra, Samantha and Anthony. Jenifer Martiniello.
  • Dedication: Dedicated to my three travelling companions, my sons Olaf, Conrad and Alexander. Great thanks to my Aboriginal friends, for their friendship. Margo Stanislawska-Birnberg.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Dickson, North Canberra area, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,:Tidbinbilla Press , 1999 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Uluru By Champagnei"you are a flame in the blue dome of heaven", Jennifer A. Martiniello , single work poetry (p. 2)
Oodnadattai"breakfast and desert", Jennifer A. Martiniello , single work poetry (p. 3)
Hookeysi"I can feel your nature in this place", Jennifer A. Martiniello , single work poetry (p. 4)
The Elderi"sienna-pitted", Jennifer A. Martiniello , single work poetry (p. 5)
Spiriti"I move past you", Jennifer A. Martiniello , single work poetry (p. 6)
The Stockmani"a saltbush of a man", Jennifer A. Martiniello , single work poetry (p. 7)
Risingi"the colours of my journey", Jennifer A. Martiniello , single work poetry (p. 8)
Beyond Roebournei"a ridge, low hills", Jennifer A. Martiniello , single work poetry (p. 9)
The Singingi"bright ochres writhe", Jennifer A. Martiniello , single work poetry (p. 10)
Silhouettei"images leaf", Jennifer A. Martiniello , single work poetry (p. 11)
Top End Highwayi"skeletal hills", Jennifer A. Martiniello , single work poetry (p. 12)
At Sunset between the Eucalypts...i"there are roads in the underside of the clouds,", Jennifer A. Martiniello , single work poetry (p. 13)
Oodnadatta 2i"heat", Jennifer A. Martiniello , single work poetry (p. 14)
Hookey's Hole . Oodnadattai"this place", Jennifer A. Martiniello , single work poetry (p. 15)
Ned's Placei"Like an Ancestor Spirit", Jennifer A. Martiniello , single work poetry (p. 16)
Spirit of the Dreamingi"the colours of the land", Jennifer A. Martiniello , single work poetry (p. 17-18)
Desert Stormi"The air is drumming", Margo Stanislawska-Birnberg , single work poetry (p. 19)
Clouds - a Sky Showi"A timid one becomes a hero", Margo Stanislawska-Birnberg , single work poetry (p. 20)
Moon Plaini"Ancient heroes, why did you obliterate your creation", Margo Stanislawska-Birnberg , single work poetry (p. 21)
Desert Windi"He lies low at night", Margo Stanislawska-Birnberg , single work poetry (p. 22-23)

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Works about this Work

The Imprint of Infinity Anita Heiss , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Ulitarra , no. 15 1999; (p. 161-162)
The Imprint of Infinity Anita Heiss , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Ulitarra , no. 15 1999; (p. 161-162)
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