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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 White Camel
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'This third book is a radical departure in Morgan Yasbincek's poetry. A concentrated dialogue with the world around her, displayed in her first two books, gives way to poems that suggest aftermath and new beginning.

Their contemplations occur in the spaces left after loss, where love and grief are 'kinds of home without settlement'. They summon up the pluck and rapture of childhood, and the wisdom of religions: Buddhist, Hindu, Judeo-Christian, and a resilient and matriarchial animism.

The movement of voice here seems to rely on vacuum and echo for its definitions. The poems refract a spectrum of meanings, from inward directness, to inventive allegory. In the key poem 'gimel', the undulating gait of the white camel 'makes this direction into a future'. Yasbincek's own rhythms, as ever, are assured and light-syllabled.' (Publisher's blurb)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:John Leonard Press , 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Four Serpents of Deathi"the first serpent, black, coils at you head, her", Morgan Yasbincek , single work poetry (p. 1)
The Second Serpent is Purplei"she breaks her freeze, weaves, sand breaks", Morgan Yasbincek , single work poetry (p. 2)
Note: With title: Purple
Whitei"to some this is an upward tunnel, a kind of home", Morgan Yasbincek , single work poetry (p. 3)
Bluei"an atmosphere, she holds", Morgan Yasbincek , single work poetry (p. 4)
Balingupi"two hours lost on the backroads,", Morgan Yasbincek , single work poetry (p. 5)
A Cow and Two Kidsi"this dusty heifer", Morgan Yasbincek , single work poetry (p. 7)
Elephant Rocksi"coated in a vernix of barnacles, small crabs and doomed ladybirds", Morgan Yasbincek , single work poetry (p. 7)
Clear Lighti"Under the unmoving introspection of a massive black", Morgan Yasbincek , single work poetry (p. 8)
To the Next Poemi"don't wish to pen you or tame you, it's touch I", Morgan Yasbincek , single work poetry (p. 9)
Gimeli"in this desert words of love stand shimmering between the sand", Morgan Yasbincek , single work poetry (p. 10)
House of the Sterile Motheri"finished with the confusion", Morgan Yasbincek , single work poetry (p. 11)
Virabhadrasana Ii"I hang from this prayer", Morgan Yasbincek , single work poetry (p. 12)
Two Yoga Asanas, Morgan Yasbincek , sequence poetry (p. 12-13)
Virabhadrasana IIi"there's ancient archery in this pose", Morgan Yasbincek , single work poetry (p. 13)
Water Snaili"it moves twice as fast", Morgan Yasbincek , single work poetry (p. 14)
Rainbowi"it can happen at night", Morgan Yasbincek , single work poetry (p. 15)
Children's Hospitali"the building is a stack of", Morgan Yasbincek , single work poetry (p. 16)
Hospital Villanellei"metal doors separate", Morgan Yasbincek , single work poetry (p. 17)
New Historiesi"she let the boy in because", Morgan Yasbincek , single work poetry (p. 18)
Crossi"she takes you down from this cross lest the weight", Morgan Yasbincek , single work poetry (p. 19)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Untitled Angela Gardner , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 4 no. 2 2010;

— Review of White Camel Morgan Yasbincek , 2009 selected work poetry
Untitled Michelle Borzi , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Winter no. 121 2010; (p. 66-68)

— Review of White Camel Morgan Yasbincek , 2009 selected work poetry
Untitled Michelle Borzi , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Winter no. 121 2010; (p. 66-68)

— Review of White Camel Morgan Yasbincek , 2009 selected work poetry
Untitled Angela Gardner , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 4 no. 2 2010;

— Review of White Camel Morgan Yasbincek , 2009 selected work poetry
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