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Author Maiden, Jennifer, 1949- author

Title Drones and phantoms / Jennifer Maiden
Published Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing Company ;. Moorebank : NewSouth Books [Distributor]
Artarmon, NSW : Giramondo Publishing Company, 2014


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  827.03 M2175 A21/D  AVAILABLE
Description 80 pages ; 21 cm
regular print
Series Giramondo poets
Giramondo poets.
Contents Diary poem: Uses of live odds -- Offshore -- Diary poem: Uses of cosiness -- The Day of Atonement -- Drones and phantoms -- Diary poem: Uses of Ethiopia -- Digging for Hoffa -- Hillary and Eleanor 10: The coppice -- 'So that's who those motorbikes were' -- 'I've done this wrongly before' -- The reflection -- Victoria and Tony 1: A useful fan -- Victoria and Tony 2: The backburn -- Victoria and Tony 3: Woods and feathers -- Victoria and Tony 4: The minimal monarch -- Diary poem: Uses of Judith Wright -- The sweet shop gone -- Diary poem: Uses of Frank O'Hara -- Getting Anne back -- George Jeffreys 15: The fourth terrace -- George Jeffreys 16: George Jeffreys woke up in South Iceland -- Diary poem: Uses of the politician's wife -- White cyclamen -- The live grey cell -- Diary poem: Uses of sparrows -- Diary poem: Uses of dismemberment -- Something rotten -- Clare and Manus -- Maps in the mind -- Diary poem: Uses of silence -- My heart has a deep water harbour -- In proportion
Summary Winner of the Victorian Premier's Literature Award, the richest literary prize in Australia and shortlisted for the international Griffin Poetry Prize, Drones and Phantoms is a powerful successor to Maiden's prize-winning collection Liquid Nitrogen, and again features her unique interweaving of the personal and the political, in the use of intimate and public poetic modes within each poem and within the collection as a whole. The poems are in fact conversations, not only between the poet and the reader, but between historical and political figures, such as Princess Diana and Mother Teresa, Tanya Pliberesek and Jane Austen, Mandela and Obama, Queen Victoria and Tony Abbott, Kevin Rudd and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who come to life in Maiden's poems to discuss their anxieties and ethical insecurities. There are also poems on the Cypriot financial crisis, Jimmy Hoffa, Judith Wright, Julia Gillard, the Copenhagen giraffe killing and Russian power in the Crimea. Maiden is unique both for the interrogative power of her poems, and the sense of vulnerability they express, in their subjects, and in the poet herself
Analysis Australian
Audience Adult
Subject Australian poetry -- 21st century.
Imaginary conversations -- Poetry.
Genre/Form Poetry
LC no. 2014471499
ISBN 9781922146724