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Description - The Fox Petition by Jennifer Maiden

New poems by Australia's foremost political poet, written in response to the social crises that confront us now.Jennifer Maiden's new collection deals with xenophobia and the rejection of otherness, whether immigrant or domestic. It takes as its emblem the fox, representing our fear of the introduced and ill-reputed, but its title also refers to the petition of the great Whig statesman, Charles James Fox, for the rights of all people, including freedom of speech and habeas corpus. Fox himself is the subject of some of the poems, while others focus on the crisis in Greece, Hillary Clinton and Eleanor Roosevelt reflecting on poverty and human rights in Iowa, and the development of Julie Bishop in relation to the vulnerability and sensibility engendered by politics and crisis. There is a dialogue between Obama and Gandhi on the methods needed to ensure political results, Kevin Rudd tries to explain Manus Island to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Keith Murdoch and his son Rupert discuss their attempts at idealism in the glass penthouse apartment of the latter.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781922146946
ISBN-10: 1922146943
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 134mm x mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Giramondo Publishing Co
Publisher: Giramondo Publishing Co
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2015
Country of Publication: Australia

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