In a Dim Sea Nation single work   poetry   "she who kills polar bear defends"
Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 In a Dim Sea Nation
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  • Author note Best Australian Poetry 2003 : [The poem] was based on a dream I had, in which my girlfriend (posing as some sort of snow bandit) rescued me from a dangerous arctic movie situation. The dream evoked such a strong feeling in me that I wrote the poem down almost as it appears now. It's essentially about protection, the need to feel safe in someones's arms. I think my girlfiend really loves this poem (p. 116-116).

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  • Appears in:
    y Papertiger : New World Poetry no. 2 B. R. Dionysius (editor), 2002 Z1044917 2002 periodical issue 2002
  • Appears in:
    y The Best Australian Poetry 2003 Martin Duwell (editor), Bronwyn Lea (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2003 Z1064350 2003 anthology poetry Selection of forty-one poems published in Australian literary journals and newspapers during 2002. Contributors' notes, pp.97-111, include authors' comments on individual poems. St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2003 pg. 72-73
  • Appears in:
    y We Will Disappear David Prater , West End : Soi 3 Modern Poets , 2007 Z1437922 2007 selected work poetry West End : Soi 3 Modern Poets , 2007 pg. 11-12
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