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'The title poem of this collection ('Ladylike') draws on pamphlets associated with the notorious case of the bigamist Mary Carleton, who was executed in 1673, and texts contemporary with it; women from Sigmund Freud's case studies provide the material for the series of poems, 'Round Vienna'; and the sequence 'Cleft' is dedicated to Kate Lilley's mother, Australian literary giant Dorothy Hewett.

'Throughout this collection, Kate mines the areas of her scholarly specialisation - the early modern period - as well as contemporary popular culture and matches it with some of the twentieth century's enduring interests such as psychoanalysis and Freud.

'Ladylike is a valuable addition to Australian poetry at large and will be of interest to readers of poetry, early modern history, Freud and early psychoanalysis.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: Melisssa Anagrammatized (a dedication)

    Misheard Aisle/ Malaise Ids Her

    Deliria Shames/ Deliria Mashes

    A Shared Simile/ Harmed Liaises

    Maid Airs Heels/ Maid Lash Siree

    Alias Mired She/ Arias Shield Me

    Dahlia Seem Sir/ Dahlia Sires Me

  • Epigraph: Everyone knows what the female complaint is - Lauren Berlant

Contents

* Contents derived from the Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,:UWA Publishing , 2012 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Fifty Minutes, Kate Lilley , 2012 single work autobiography (p. xi-xiii)
The Double Session, Kate Lilley , 2012 sequence poetry (p. 1-26)
Draftyi"there's a safe house round the corner", Kate Lilley , 2007 single work poetry (p. 3)
Rhapsodyi"The past is awake and stirring", Kate Lilley , 2006 single work poetry (p. 4)
Sprechstimmei"Beauty was never my friend.", Kate Lilley , 2006 single work poetry (p. 4)
I Wanted to Feel Closer to Godi"I wanted to show my affection", Kate Lilley , 2012 single work poetry (p. 6)
Collegiatei"It's a buttoned-up preppy scene", Kate Lilley , 2003 single work poetry (p. 7-8)
Executricei"Trance or decompensate, trick or treat,", Kate Lilley , 2003 single work poetry (p. 9)
Metalandi"Telephone, bottle, stair", Kate Lilley , 2012 single work poetry (p. 10)
Peti"The new teacher takes me out:", Kate Lilley , 2007 single work poetry (p. 11)
Crushi"When I say that history was my favourite", Kate Lilley , 2011 single work poetry (p. 12)
Almanaci"Panadol Tuesday", Kate Lilley , 2003 single work poetry (p. 13)
Human Scalei"Preposterous recall (stop naming names)", Kate Lilley , 2012 single work poetry (p. 14)
Sworni"Turned out crook (as predicted)", Kate Lilley , 2012 single work poetry (p. 15)
Tell the Truthi"Tough-on-crime hindsight", Kate Lilley , 2012 single work poetry (p. 16)
My Badi"In the doghouse my date barks back", Kate Lilley , 2005 single work poetry (p. 17)
Bookwormi"I am a man of routine", Kate Lilley , 2012 single work poetry (p. 18)
Baghdad Grammysi"Prince and Beyonce tearing up Purple Rain", Kate Lilley , 2012 single work poetry (p. 19)
Anniversary (Summer Vacation)i"Our first date was Summer Vacation: 1999", Kate Lilley , 2011 single work poetry (p. 20-21)
1-800-Deniedi"Take this watch in token of my etc.", Kate Lilley , 2011 single work poetry (p. 22)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: UWA Publishing , 2012 .
      person or book cover
      Image courtesy of UWA Publishing.
      Extent: xiii, 73p.p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 73).
      ISBN: 9781742584393 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Aspects of Australian Poetry in 2012 Michelle Cahill , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 58 no. 1 2013; (p. 68-91)

'T he act of reading for appraisal rather than pleasure is a privilege that brings me to a deepened understanding of the contemporary in Australian poetry, the way the past is being framed, its traditions, celebrities and enigmas washed up in new and hybrid appearances or redressed in more conventional, sometimes nimbus forms. Judith Wright wrote that the ‘place to find clues is not in the present, it lies in the past: a shallow past, as all immigrants to Australia know, and all of us are immigrants.’ The discipline of reading to filter such a range of voices underlines my foreignness, making reading akin to translation, whilst reciprocally inviting the reader of this essay to become a foreigner to my assumptions and conclusions.' (Introduction)

Reading Contemporary Verse : The Swarm and Its (Ill)literacies Martin Langford , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 72 no. 2 2013; (p. 68-74)
Nodes of Bright Colour Stuart Cooke , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 2 no. 2 2012; (p. 85-90)

— Review of Ladylike Kate Lilley , 2012 selected work poetry ; Crimson Crop Peter Rose , 2012 selected work poetry
Untitled Pamela Brown , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 72 no. 1 2012; (p. 222-227)

— Review of Ladylike Kate Lilley , 2012 selected work poetry
Wild Ways and Inky Borders Geoff Page , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 July 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of Ladylike Kate Lilley , 2012 selected work poetry ; First Light Kate Fagan , 2012 selected work poetry
Petticoat Slide Rose Lucas , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 342 2012; (p. 61)

— Review of Ladylike Kate Lilley , 2012 selected work poetry
Poet Peeks through Her Veil of Art John Tranter , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23 - 24 June 2012; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Ladylike Kate Lilley , 2012 selected work poetry
What It Means To Be a Woman Gig Ryan , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 July 2012; (p. 37) The Saturday Age , 21 July 2012; (p. 34)

— Review of Ladylike Kate Lilley , 2012 selected work poetry
Wild Ways and Inky Borders Geoff Page , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 July 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of Ladylike Kate Lilley , 2012 selected work poetry ; First Light Kate Fagan , 2012 selected work poetry
Untitled Pamela Brown , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 72 no. 1 2012; (p. 222-227)

— Review of Ladylike Kate Lilley , 2012 selected work poetry
Reading Contemporary Verse : The Swarm and Its (Ill)literacies Martin Langford , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 72 no. 2 2013; (p. 68-74)
Aspects of Australian Poetry in 2012 Michelle Cahill , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 58 no. 1 2013; (p. 68-91)

'T he act of reading for appraisal rather than pleasure is a privilege that brings me to a deepened understanding of the contemporary in Australian poetry, the way the past is being framed, its traditions, celebrities and enigmas washed up in new and hybrid appearances or redressed in more conventional, sometimes nimbus forms. Judith Wright wrote that the ‘place to find clues is not in the present, it lies in the past: a shallow past, as all immigrants to Australia know, and all of us are immigrants.’ The discipline of reading to filter such a range of voices underlines my foreignness, making reading akin to translation, whilst reciprocally inviting the reader of this essay to become a foreigner to my assumptions and conclusions.' (Introduction)

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