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'In this remarkable annotated poem, Susan Hawthorne commits to words the horrors of war that have been left unspoken. She shatters the conspiracy of silence and dares to draw links between militarism, fundamentalism and the sex industry. She rails against the violence of war and contemplates the link between place and the history of war that is infused into the earth. With a fresh examination of her surroundings, she considers the endless cycle of war that survives on the persistence of hope—hope of an end to war, hope of an end to suffering. This is a hope that Susan Hawthorne does not ultimately share, but her courage in telling the truth about war through her poetry is a gift for readers.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Author's note: I wrote this poem in 2009 over several weeks. I had been thinking about war, about the roles played by my mother and grandmother in the twentieth-century wars. Then there was my mother's brother, imprisoned in Changi who never really recovered. How do you measure this loss?
  • For Renate.
  • Book launched at Collected Works Bookshop, Melbourne on 2 December 2011.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Melbourne, Flemington - North Melbourne area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Spinifex Press , 2011 .
      Extent: 12p.
      Description: poet.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography.
      ISBN: 9781876756987 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Review : Out of the Box and Valence Bronwyn Lacken , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 8 no. 1 2014;

— Review of Out of the Box : Contemporary Australian Gay and Lesbian Poets 2009 anthology poetry ; Valence : Considering War through Poetry and Theory Susan Hawthorne , 2011 single work poetry
Confronting the Culture, Language and History of War : Mark Roberts Reviews ‘Valence: Considering War Through Poetry and Theory’ by Susan Hawthorne Mark Roberts , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , March no. 7 2013;

— Review of Valence : Considering War through Poetry and Theory Susan Hawthorne , 2011 single work poetry
Hard Notes of War : Susan Hawthorne's Valence Lesley Lebkowicz , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Verity La , January 2012;

— Review of Valence : Considering War through Poetry and Theory Susan Hawthorne , 2011 single work poetry
Review : Out of the Box and Valence Bronwyn Lacken , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 8 no. 1 2014;

— Review of Out of the Box : Contemporary Australian Gay and Lesbian Poets 2009 anthology poetry ; Valence : Considering War through Poetry and Theory Susan Hawthorne , 2011 single work poetry
Confronting the Culture, Language and History of War : Mark Roberts Reviews ‘Valence: Considering War Through Poetry and Theory’ by Susan Hawthorne Mark Roberts , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , March no. 7 2013;

— Review of Valence : Considering War through Poetry and Theory Susan Hawthorne , 2011 single work poetry
Hard Notes of War : Susan Hawthorne's Valence Lesley Lebkowicz , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Verity La , January 2012;

— Review of Valence : Considering War through Poetry and Theory Susan Hawthorne , 2011 single work poetry
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  • 1900-1999
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