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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 All the Shamans Work In Safeway : Poems for Young Adults 1990-2005
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Notes

  • Dedication: To Mick, who makes me laugh.
  • Author's note on verso: These are poems/ for the voice and the ear,/ not just the page./ Read them out loud/ to celebrate/ the magic and music/ of language.

  • Author's note: The title of this book implies no disrespect of the spiritual practice and tradition of shamanism: it refers to the often-undetected magic that inhabits the lives of ordinary people.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Charnwood, Belconnen area, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,:Ginninderra Press , 2006 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Beci"From the first twinge of belly ache", Terry Whitebeach , single work poetry (p. 7-10)
Happy Familiesi"When are you going to stay with your father, next,", Terry Whitebeach , single work poetry (p. 11)
In Which I Discuss the Transforming Power of the Creative Imagination with My Daughteri"Do you mind if I tell lies about you", Terry Whitebeach , single work poetry (p. 12)
Class Differencei"I read an article in an education journal once", Terry Whitebeach , single work poetry (p. 13)
In Praise of My Blenderi"I decided we'd be vegetarian", Terry Whitebeach , single work poetry (p. 14)
The Grandmotheri"The grandmother is fierce,", Terry Whitebeach , single work poetry (p. 15-17)
The Crippled Dancing Gianti"My grandfather was a cripple", Terry Whitebeach , single work poetry (p. 18-19)
Namesi"'I am Mark-want-to-be-a-warrior, son of Dad-know-it-all.'", Terry Whitebeach , single work poetry (p. 20)
Cape Barren Island Schooli"The whole school comes out to the airstrip to meet me,", Terry Whitebeach , single work poetry (p. 21)
Daniel Eaglei"Daniel Eagle flies in his bed", Terry Whitebeach , single work poetry (p. 22)
Uniform Inspectioni"Tanya - carefully dishevelled", Terry Whitebeach , single work poetry (p. 23)
Conversationsi"My teenage children honour their parent,", Terry Whitebeach , single work poetry (p. 24-26)
17-Year-Old Bluesi"Bec and I scream at each other", Terry Whitebeach , single work poetry (p. 27)
Note: Title: Seventeen-year-old Blues
Apprentice Chef Talks to His Mumi"7a.m. - alarm", Terry Whitebeach , single work poetry (p. 28-29)
Michael Speaksi"You know Nevil?", Terry Whitebeach , single work poetry (p. 30-31)
Bec Revisitedi"At 17 she's moved on to better things.", Terry Whitebeach , single work poetry (p. 32-34)
The Return of Words : 1i"eighty ks out of Hedland", Terry Whitebeach , single work poetry (p. 35)
Note: No subtitle.
Eagle-wing Rock, Arizonai"I had a dream once in Seattle", Terry Whitebeach , single work poetry (p. 36)
In Watsonville, California Watsonville California Women's Bush Campi"This is a lizard dreaming place, I tell her.", Terry Whitebeach , single work poetry (p. 36)
Note:

With alternate title.

Author's note: The references to Native American teachings are reproduced with the permission of Seneca Wolf Clan teacher, Jamie Sams.

Hospitali"One leg shorn", Terry Whitebeach , single work poetry (p. 38)

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