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Author Gaskin, Claire, author

Title Ismene's survivable resistance / Claire Gaskin
Published Waratah, NSW : Puncher & Wattmann, 2021


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 MELB  827.04 G248 A21/I  AVAILABLE
Description 68 pages ; 22 cm
Summary In this fourth major poetry collection, Claire Gaskin re-envisions the myth of Antigone by focusing on her sister Ismene. Assuming the voice of a contemporary Ismene, she asks us to consider what survivable resistance might look like for those who live on after tragedy? What kind of avenues are available to resist autocratic and patriarchal structures of power? How might we imagine a future that is different to our past and instigate real change at both a personal and public level? Ismene's accommodation of and respect for difference is privileged in these poems, as is her credo of care in situations that seem overwhelmingly difficult or impossible: 'remember those who love you love you still'. The poems identify and expose inner and outer silencing devices and refuse to be silenced. Powerfully evocative and cumulative in its reflective intensity, Ismene's Survivable Resistance demonstrates how creative engagement can enable connections between the seemingly fragmentary and how poetic form not only provides a crucial means to hear those who have survived abuses of power but can also be the vehicle for change
Analysis Australian
Subject Australian poetry -- 21st century
Genre/Form Poetry.
ISBN 9781922571038