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Event

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Event by Judith Bishop

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for Victorian Premier's Literary Award 2008.
  • Shortlisted for Queensland Premier's Poetry Award 2008.

Book Description

Event, the first book by Australian poet Judith Bishop, is the work of a border-crosser. Emotionally intense, formally inventive and musical, with influences ranging from Ted Hughes and Elizabeth Bishop to Yves Bonnefoy, these poems have won prestigious awards in Australia and the U.S. and feature in The Best Australian Poetry 2006 (U.Q.P) and The Best Australian Poems 2006 (Black Inc.).. Local and global at once, with a strong naturalist bent, they gather in birds, flora and fauna from across four continents, Australia, North and South America and Europe. Central to the collection is a striking sequence poem which inhabits the voice of the Aztec translator in the Spanish Conquest, La Malinche. Indeed, the human voice - a form of breath, but "irreversible" in what it says and does - performs the principal role in this book's erotic theatre of love and betrayal. Event is, above all, a book of intimate dialogues between a human self and her others: lovers, animals, elements of the natural world, and deities, some distant, some destroyed. Wind, too, has a leading part, taking on the dual role of a natural force and of something close to fate. Rising as if out of nowhere in these poems, wind is a metaphor for the pure nature of events which occur without premonition and without recourse.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844712830
ISBN-10: 1844712834
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 5mm)
Pages: 84
Imprint: Salt Publishing
Publisher: Salt Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Judith Bishop

Judith Bishop was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1972. Her poems have won numerous awards, including the prestigious Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship in Poetry (2002-2004), an Academy of American Poets University Prize (2004), and the Australian Book Review Poetry Prize (2006), and they appear in The Best Australian Poetry 2006 (ed. Judith Beveridge) and The Best Australian Poems 2006 (ed. Dorothy Porter). She works as a Linguist/Project Manager with a speech technology company in Sydney.

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