In this feature, Jordie Albiston talks about her writing with Anna Messariti and reads a selection of her poems. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Source: A Pod of Poets website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/poetica/features/pod/poets/albiston.htm Sighted 19/06/2009
'Prize-winning poet Jordie Albiston’s third book is dramatic. It spotlights the crunch times in the life of Jean Lee 1919-1951 from adventurous girl to hanged woman. It captures the times, the completion of the Harbour Bridge, the youth culture of the milk bars, the 'overpaid, oversexed, over here’ American servicemen during the War, the invasion of petty crims for the 1949 Melbourne Cup won by Faxzami. Above all, it understands. Jean's last God-troubled speeches raise her mean life to suburban tragedy.' (Publication summary)