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Aboriginal country / Lisa Bellear ; edited by Jen Jewel Brown.

Aboriginal country / Lisa Bellear ; edited by Jen Jewel Brown.
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A30003024629568B A821.4 BEL
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ISBN 9781742589756
Name Bellear, Lisa, 1961- author.
Title Aboriginal country / Lisa Bellear ; edited by Jen Jewel Brown.
Published [S.l.] : UWA PUBLISHING, 2018.
Crawley, WA : 2018.
Description 92 pages ; 21 cm.
Content Types text
Media Types unmediated
Carrier Types volume
Series UWAP poetry series
Notes Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Contents Aboriginal Country -- Dear Dja Baby Boori -- To no-one: And Mary did time -- Ruby was never seen again -- Poor Pretty Polly -- They named me King Billy -- The Rapist -- Love's Polished Floor -- Break the Cycle -- Mr Prime Minister (of Australia) -- Beautiful Yuroke Red River Gum -- Who hears our children's cries -- Tanna Man -- Artist Unknown -- Construct Me -- Cross through my heart -- A Suitcase Full of Mould -- Time to leave -- Mostar -- A Peaceable Existence -- Writer's Block -- Taxi -- Thirty Seconds -- Alive, alone Dreamtime -- My sister's apron -- Freedom Mandela -- A Found Poem -- Exhibition Building -- Federation Statement -- Message Failed -- Recommendation 339 -- Reconciliation spins my head -- Pursued -- Never again -- A Bridge to Reconcile -- Permission to scream -- To Wilfred Tapau -- Home -- A Significant Life -- Struggle on -- Come Dancin' -- Tears of hope -- The Jungas/police are coming -- Hear Yea, Hear Yea, Hear Yea --
Wailing and Listing of Clans, Language Groups, Nations -- Warriors without Treaties -- Imagined Reality -- Conversations (aka unfinished business) -- Heart to Heart.
Summary Much of Lisa Bellear's poetry is politics made eloquent. In Aboriginal Country many poems seem to spark with frustrated energy over Australia's political crossed circuits regarding a treaty with our First Nations peoples - as promised by Prime Minister Hawke in 1988. Reading the title poem for the first time I was struck by its power. We are on Aboriginal Country in Australia. With subtle barbs she wakes us as to how the 'ownership' (via naming 'rights') of Australian public lands and monuments lauds absent white English royalty and 'intrepid god fearing discoverers'. Yet in her closing lines the poet transforms this potential for bitterness into a moment of hushed respect for country.
Subjects Australian poetry -- Aboriginal Australian authors
Australian poetry -- 21st century
Genre Poetry.
Added Names Brown, Jen Jewel editor.
Series UWAP poetry series
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