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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 Dona Juanita and the Love of Boys : A Verse Novel
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Notes

  • A novel in verse form.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Perth, Western Australia,: Arts WA , 2007 .
      Extent: 95p.
      Note/s:
      • Bibliography: p. 95.
      ISBN: 9780646479712

Works about this Work

Exceedingly Uncomfortable and Always Amorous… Sarah Pearce , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , vol. 25 no. 2 2021;

— Review of Dona Juanita and the Love of Boys : A Verse Novel Gabrielle Everall , 2007 single work novel
Gareth Morgan Reviews Gabrielle Everall’s Dona Juanita and the Love of Boys Gareth Morgan , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , August no. 102 2021;

— Review of Dona Juanita and the Love of Boys : A Verse Novel Gabrielle Everall , 2007 single work novel

'In the ‘Reflection from the author’ at the beginning of Dona Juanita and the Love of Boys (Buon Cativi Press, 2020), Gabrielle Everall states: ‘The main struggle of the novella is about the protagonist’s love of boys. Some of the poems are written about two guys I had crushes on’, as well as, ‘there is lesbian erotica … as my best sexual experience was with a woman.’ This introduction, frank and fun and almost ditzy, unsettles what might be taken as quite a serious book. Performing ‘honesty’, it downplays the somewhat hysterical introduction written by John Kinsella who, ‘feel[s] this is one of the most important poetic narratives to have appeared in English anywhere, at any time.’ It draws attention to the presence of the author, the banal reality of the author’s body and personal feeling. Put simply, Everall ‘love[s]’ Dona Juanita. So do I.'  (Introduction)

Dominique Hecq Reviews Dona Juanita and the Love of Boys Dominique Hecq , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Rabbit , no. 32 2020; (p. 189-192)

— Review of Dona Juanita and the Love of Boys : A Verse Novel Gabrielle Everall , 2007 single work novel
Poetry Review Essay Shane McCauley , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Indigo , Summer no. 3 2009; (p. 188-195)

— Review of The Roof Milkers Annamaria Weldon , 2008 selected work poetry ; Cleanskin Megan McKinlay , 2007 selected work poetry ; Dance of Light : With Sculptures and Nature and Jenny De Garis in Piney Lakes Jenny De Garis , 2007 selected work poetry ; Dona Juanita and the Love of Boys : A Verse Novel Gabrielle Everall , 2007 single work novel ; In Whatever Voice : Poems Janet Jackson , 2007 selected work poetry ; It Feels Like Disbelief Paul Hetherington , 2007 selected work poetry ; Lines in the Sand : New Writing from Western Australia 2008 anthology poetry short story prose ; Over There : Poems from Singapore and Australia 2008 anthology poetry
Untitled Kevin Gillam , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Five Bells , Autumn vol. 15 no. 2 2008; (p. 47-48)

— Review of Dona Juanita and the Love of Boys : A Verse Novel Gabrielle Everall , 2007 single work novel
Untitled Kevin Gillam , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Five Bells , Autumn vol. 15 no. 2 2008; (p. 47-48)

— Review of Dona Juanita and the Love of Boys : A Verse Novel Gabrielle Everall , 2007 single work novel
Poetry Review Essay Shane McCauley , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Indigo , Summer no. 3 2009; (p. 188-195)

— Review of The Roof Milkers Annamaria Weldon , 2008 selected work poetry ; Cleanskin Megan McKinlay , 2007 selected work poetry ; Dance of Light : With Sculptures and Nature and Jenny De Garis in Piney Lakes Jenny De Garis , 2007 selected work poetry ; Dona Juanita and the Love of Boys : A Verse Novel Gabrielle Everall , 2007 single work novel ; In Whatever Voice : Poems Janet Jackson , 2007 selected work poetry ; It Feels Like Disbelief Paul Hetherington , 2007 selected work poetry ; Lines in the Sand : New Writing from Western Australia 2008 anthology poetry short story prose ; Over There : Poems from Singapore and Australia 2008 anthology poetry
Dominique Hecq Reviews Dona Juanita and the Love of Boys Dominique Hecq , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Rabbit , no. 32 2020; (p. 189-192)

— Review of Dona Juanita and the Love of Boys : A Verse Novel Gabrielle Everall , 2007 single work novel
Gareth Morgan Reviews Gabrielle Everall’s Dona Juanita and the Love of Boys Gareth Morgan , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , August no. 102 2021;

— Review of Dona Juanita and the Love of Boys : A Verse Novel Gabrielle Everall , 2007 single work novel

'In the ‘Reflection from the author’ at the beginning of Dona Juanita and the Love of Boys (Buon Cativi Press, 2020), Gabrielle Everall states: ‘The main struggle of the novella is about the protagonist’s love of boys. Some of the poems are written about two guys I had crushes on’, as well as, ‘there is lesbian erotica … as my best sexual experience was with a woman.’ This introduction, frank and fun and almost ditzy, unsettles what might be taken as quite a serious book. Performing ‘honesty’, it downplays the somewhat hysterical introduction written by John Kinsella who, ‘feel[s] this is one of the most important poetic narratives to have appeared in English anywhere, at any time.’ It draws attention to the presence of the author, the banal reality of the author’s body and personal feeling. Put simply, Everall ‘love[s]’ Dona Juanita. So do I.'  (Introduction)

Exceedingly Uncomfortable and Always Amorous… Sarah Pearce , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , vol. 25 no. 2 2021;

— Review of Dona Juanita and the Love of Boys : A Verse Novel Gabrielle Everall , 2007 single work novel
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