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Accidents of Composition

Bobis, Merlinda

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A book of original poetry. The eyes catch a black bird close to an eerie sun. Instantly, a poem: an accident of composition. Or a tree, rock, light from a story heard, dreamt, read or remembered returns as if it were the only tree, rock, light in the planet. The poet is caught, returned to her first heart: poetry. After four novels, Merlinda offers seventy-six poems from the stillness of contemplation to the spinning of tales, then to passage across different histories. Glass becomes...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBobis, Merlinda
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-05T04:20:19Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781742199986
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/231448
dc.description.abstractA book of original poetry. The eyes catch a black bird close to an eerie sun. Instantly, a poem: an accident of composition. Or a tree, rock, light from a story heard, dreamt, read or remembered returns as if it were the only tree, rock, light in the planet. The poet is caught, returned to her first heart: poetry. After four novels, Merlinda offers seventy-six poems from the stillness of contemplation to the spinning of tales, then to passage across different histories. Glass becomes eternal greens underwater, fish gossip about colonisation, a gumnut turns dissident, and the dreams of Captain Cook and Pigafetta circumnavigate the globe leaving a trail of blood, beads, and the scent of cloves. But in between, the poet hopes: ‘there could be accidents of kindness here.’ In her latest collection of poetry, award-winning author Merlinda Bobis traces the accidents of art and life. Drawing on the journal of Pigafetta whose writings have become an accident of history, Merlinda Bobis composes with an attuned ear and her poems are rich with imagery; with breath and heart.
dc.format.extent174pp
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSpinifex Press
dc.rights© Merlinda Bobis, 2017
dc.source.urihttps://www.spinifexpress.com.au/shop/p/9781742199986
dc.titleAccidents of Composition
dc.typeCreative work
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2017
local.identifier.absfor190402 - Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9803255xPUB1995
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.spinifexpress.com.au/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBobis, Merlinda, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2099-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage174
local.identifier.absseo950203 - Languages and Literature
dc.date.updated2020-11-23T10:09:30Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationAustralia
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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