Theatre

Author:   Alison Croggon
Publisher:   Salt Publishing
ISBN:  

9781844717309


Pages:   80
Publication Date:   05 June 2009
Format:   Paperback
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Alison Croggon's bold new collection, Theatre, uses a range of narratives, fables, monologues and compressed lyrics to examine female identity and the idea of divine experience. Stepping confidently between different registers and a wide range of forms, Croggon's poetry shows a writer at the height of her powers narrating a female world of folk tales, trials, challenges, transgressions, and mythologies, where rites of passage are both linguistic, spiritual and political, and where persona is stripped back to an essential humility always journeying into fragile and impossibly beautiful worlds.

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Author:   Alison Croggon
Publisher:   Salt Publishing
Imprint:   Salt Publishing
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 1.10cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   0.120kg
ISBN:  

9781844717309


ISBN 10:   1844717305
Pages:   80
Publication Date:   05 June 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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It is in the supra-personal realm that these two most interestingly experimental poets [MTC Cronin and Alison Croggon] of the experimentalists seem to be going. Their lyric I is not the often vapid, dull but clever I or lack of it that often prevails in some curiously passive male poetry. Both Cronin and Croggon accord with Tielhard de Chardin who, in The Phenonenon of Man, states: To be fully ourselves it is ... in the direction of covergence with the rest that we must advance - towards the other. .. [They have] a poetic voice flexible enough to avoid the fixity and biographical connection that makes the first person problematic. ... These poets transcend sexual difference. They also transcend the lyric I, not by defusing it in a polymorphous voice, but by being innovative in a different way from the American Language poets. They accept the solipsism of existence and the consequent emotive authority of the self as the traditional core of what constitutes poetry. Yet they are profoundly liberated from the oppressive politics of the narrow self.--Patricia McCarthy Agenda


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Alison Croggon is an award-winning poet, novelist and critic who lives in Melbourne, Australia. She has published four full poetry collections and several chapbooks, and her theatre texts and libretti have been performed at major festivals around Australia. She is Melbourne theatre critic for the Australian and She is also the author of the epic fantasy series, The Books of Pellinor, which has been published to critical and popular acclaim in the UK, the US, Germany and Australia.

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