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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Creature of Flight
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  • Epigraph: Eros comes nowhere near her - Sappho

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    y separately published work icon White Camel Morgan Yasbincek , Melbourne : John Leonard Press , 2009 Z1673758 2009 selected work poetry

    '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)

    Melbourne : John Leonard Press , 2009
    pg. 31
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Border Crossings : Narrative and Demarcation in Postcolonial Literatures and Media Russell West-Pavlov (editor), Jennifer Wawrzinek (editor), Justus Makokha (editor), Heidelberg : Winter Verlag , 2012 Z1858265 2012 anthology criticism Heidelberg : Winter Verlag , 2012 pg. 206
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