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Devious intimacy

Vickery, Ann 2015, Devious intimacy, Hunter Publishers, Santa Lucia, Qld..

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Title Devious intimacy
Author(s) Vickery, Ann
Publication date 2015
Total pages 61
Publisher Hunter Publishers
Place of Publication Santa Lucia, Qld.
Keyword(s) poetry
Summary In Ann Vickery’s Devious Intimacy, the intimacy she explores is not only that of lovers, but more specifically the intimacy a poet has with her forebears, devious because indirect. As also in her earlier chapbook The Complete Pocketbook of Swoon, Vickery’s work is charged with allusions to Donne, Marvell, Blake, Frank O’Hara, Ern Malley, Lesbia Harford, John Forbes, Simone de Beauvoir, Whitman, and others, and is dense with amusing puns that engage with, yet also disengage from, this canonical stream. Poems grieve, reprimand, and rejoice, in a highly-stylised almost Elizabethan syntax of noun-adjective inversions, mock-formal address, feverish alliteration, provocatively satirising and challenging the apparent certainties of a prior, often masculine, poetic history.
ISBN 9780987580276
Language eng
Field of Research 190402 Creative Writing (incl Playwriting)
Socio Economic Objective 950203 Languages and Literature
HERDC Research category J1.1 Major original creative work
Copyright notice ©2015, The Author
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30088593

Document type: Book
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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