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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Friendly Fire
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  • Dedication: To Katharine Margot and to my late parents.

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Works about this Work

Untitled Lisa Gorton , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , October no. 72 2011; (p. 56)

— Review of Friendly Fire Jennifer Maiden , 2005 selected work poetry
The Lives of Others : Tactics of Encounter and Wandering in Jennifer Maiden's Poetry Bonny Cassidy , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 26 no. 1 2011; (p. 51-68)

In' this discussion of Maiden's poetics, Cassidy looks at the way she has 'developed and refined a poetics motivated by her belief in "living out an idea" in poetic form', 'using the idiom of warfare to compare various scenarios of human conflict: from Vietnam to Iraq, and from the White House to the kitchen sink' (p. 51). She shows how Maiden, despite using an extended trope of war 'has continued to suspend the poetic space above political partisanship, through ironic approaches to voice and form, such as parataxis, compounded similes, and pastiche of tone and image. This heightened poetics has provided an enlighteningly self-reflexive enactment of her earliest poems. By demanding that her readers make a decision about how they encounter the poetic space, Maiden's poetry possesses a politics without being political, just as it possesses an ethics without morality.' (p. 68)

Poet of the Political Takes Age Book of the Year Prize Jason Steger , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 26 August 2006; (p. 2)
Life and a Maiden Jason Steger , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 26 August 2006; (p. 26)
Heavy Hitters Kerry Leves , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 183 2006; (p. 73-77)

— Review of Friendly Fire Jennifer Maiden , 2005 selected work poetry ; The Kindly Ones Susan Hampton , 2005 selected work poetry ; Gateway to the Sphinx Tony Page , 2004 selected work poetry ; Head and Shin Tim Thorne , 2004 selected work poetry ; The People Singers : The Surfers Paradise Poems John Millett , 2005 selected work poetry ; Latecomers Jaya Savige , 2005 selected work poetry ; Avenues and Runways Aidan Coleman , 2005 selected work poetry ; Rattus Rattus : New and Selected Poems Peter Rose , 2005 selected work poetry ; Best Bitter Tim Thorne , 2006 selected work poetry
Words of Wisdom and Insight Peter Pierce , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 December 2005; (p. 26)

— Review of Friendly Fire Jennifer Maiden , 2005 selected work poetry ; The New Arcadia John Kinsella , 2005 selected work poetry ; Peeling Apples Tessa Morris-Suzuki , 2005 selected work poetry ; Suburban Anatomy Penelope Layland , 2005 selected work poetry
The Way We Live Now Lisa Gorton , 2005-2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 277 2005-2006; (p. 57-58)

— Review of Friendly Fire Jennifer Maiden , 2005 selected work poetry
Public and Private David McCooey , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 January 2006; (p. 25)

— Review of Friendly Fire Jennifer Maiden , 2005 selected work poetry ; Rattus Rattus : New and Selected Poems Peter Rose , 2005 selected work poetry
Heavy Hitters Kerry Leves , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 183 2006; (p. 73-77)

— Review of Friendly Fire Jennifer Maiden , 2005 selected work poetry ; The Kindly Ones Susan Hampton , 2005 selected work poetry ; Gateway to the Sphinx Tony Page , 2004 selected work poetry ; Head and Shin Tim Thorne , 2004 selected work poetry ; The People Singers : The Surfers Paradise Poems John Millett , 2005 selected work poetry ; Latecomers Jaya Savige , 2005 selected work poetry ; Avenues and Runways Aidan Coleman , 2005 selected work poetry ; Rattus Rattus : New and Selected Poems Peter Rose , 2005 selected work poetry ; Best Bitter Tim Thorne , 2006 selected work poetry
Untitled Lisa Gorton , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , October no. 72 2011; (p. 56)

— Review of Friendly Fire Jennifer Maiden , 2005 selected work poetry
Life and a Maiden Jason Steger , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 26 August 2006; (p. 26)
Poet of the Political Takes Age Book of the Year Prize Jason Steger , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 26 August 2006; (p. 2)
The Lives of Others : Tactics of Encounter and Wandering in Jennifer Maiden's Poetry Bonny Cassidy , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 26 no. 1 2011; (p. 51-68)

In' this discussion of Maiden's poetics, Cassidy looks at the way she has 'developed and refined a poetics motivated by her belief in "living out an idea" in poetic form', 'using the idiom of warfare to compare various scenarios of human conflict: from Vietnam to Iraq, and from the White House to the kitchen sink' (p. 51). She shows how Maiden, despite using an extended trope of war 'has continued to suspend the poetic space above political partisanship, through ironic approaches to voice and form, such as parataxis, compounded similes, and pastiche of tone and image. This heightened poetics has provided an enlighteningly self-reflexive enactment of her earliest poems. By demanding that her readers make a decision about how they encounter the poetic space, Maiden's poetry possesses a politics without being political, just as it possesses an ethics without morality.' (p. 68)

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