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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Hunting Flowers : Home and Its Poetic Deceits
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'It is the landscape, ultimately, that witnesses the leaving of home, and it is the memory of such landscape that makes us ache when recalling home. Geography owns us, but we too often deceive it. If we believe that we come from ‘country’, is leaving a denial, a betrayal? Is it possible that the costs of such infidelity might be higher for women?' -- from the first paragraph of the article.

Notes

  • Epigraph:
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    Leaving a town
    It is important to go
    In the early morning

    Pre-dawn light
    Touches the harbour
    Between the houses...

    It is all and alone his
    Who shoulders his bag
    And turns towards the bus-station...

    from 'Two Silences', Rosemary Dobson

  • Includes the poems 'Do Not Waste This, Your Second Chance', ‘Someone Else’s Cool’ : Prose Poem for Amy' and 'Ten Thousand Dollars'.

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    y separately published work icon Transnational Literature Eight Generations of Experience vol. 2 no. 2 May 2010 Z1694044 2010 periodical issue 2010
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Subjects:
  • Lennox Head, Alstonville - Ballina - Lennox Head area, Far North Coast, New South Wales,
  • London,
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    England,
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    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Bronte, Bondi area, Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,
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