Gawimarra: Gathering

Author:   Jeanine Leane
Publisher:   University of Queensland Press
ISBN:  

9780702266324


Pages:   112
Publication Date:   30 January 2024
Format:   Paperback
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A stunning work of poetry from an award-winning First Nations writer, seamlessly weaving the personal and the political. This superb collection moves from deeply tender meditations on Country, culture and kinship, to experimental archival poems dissecting the violence and destruction of the settler-colony. Jeanine Leane's poems are richly palpable in texture, imagery and language, layering the personal with the political, along with a sharp-tongued telling of history. Cleverly divided into three parts, 'Gathering', 'Nation' and 'Returning', Gawimarra weaves back and forth in a dedication to strong matriarchs, and the core acts of gathering and returning - memory, language, history - resonate powerfully throughout. This remarkable book is the result of decades of poetic, political, and cultural work and reflection.

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Author:   Jeanine Leane
Publisher:   University of Queensland Press
Imprint:   University of Queensland Press
Dimensions:   Width: 12.80cm , Height: 1.00cm , Length: 19.60cm
Weight:   0.099kg
ISBN:  

9780702266324


ISBN 10:   0702266329
Pages:   112
Publication Date:   30 January 2024
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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"'Salvo and salve, these bracing poems return to ""this ground of unfinished business"", animated by remarkable resilience, care and love. Gawimarra extends a generous invitation to the reader; these poems will leave you changed.' - Sarah Holland-Batt 'Like a river that forks and returns into itself like a braid, Gawimarra emerges, submerges and re-emerges: black sisterhood, motherhood and womanhood; the loss and learning of language; and love for Aboriginal places and people.' - Mykaela Saunders 'This is highly nuanced activist poetry that speaks from the very core of Country with compassion, understanding, community and inviolable spirit.' - John Kinsella 'Jeanine Leane's voice soars in this unbound collection of poetry. She simultaneously tells it like it is and creates connection over those things that work to divide us. Evocative in its style, infuriating in its telling of colonial realities, and so, so warm and inviting, Gawimarra Gathering calls us into Circle with these beautiful Aunties, and we are honoured by their glorious stories. As Jeanine says, ""what is woven will never unravel"".' - Katherena Vermette 'The poems in Gawimarra dare speak the unspeakable, a subverted elegy in which the subject Country exists with urgency and vitality. Poet Jeanine Leane uses the act of gathering to both structure this collection and destabilise the status quo, the implications of which sever us from our world and tether us to that of the poems and all that they promise. Gawimarra is an awakening, a shaking to the core - and I am still shaking, long after I have put it down.' - Sara Saleh"


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Jeanine Leane is a Wiradjuri writer, poet and academic from south-west New South Wales. Her first volume of poetry, Dark Secrets After Dreaming- A.D. 1887-1961, won the Scanlon Prize for Indigenous Poetry, and her first novel, Purple Threads, won the David Unaipon Award. Jeanine has published widely in the area of Aboriginal literature, writing otherness and creative nonfiction. Jeanine was the recipient of the University of Canberra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Poetry Prize, and she has won the Oodgeroo Noonuccal Prize for Poetry twice. In 2023 she won the David Harold Tribe Award for Poetry, Australia's richest poetry prize. She has been the recipient of a Red Room Poetry Fellowship and two Australian Research Council (ARC) Fellowships. Jeanine taught Creative Writing and Aboriginal Literature for many years at the University of Melbourne, where she is currently First Nations Writer in Residence.

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