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posted on 2020-11-02, 00:00 authored by Marion CampbellMarion Campbell
The poem attempts to perform severance from the loved one as breakdown of language, deploying the trope of vanishing cream and evoking the failure of language when affective relationship is terminated.In the end there is only the cruel irony of the Cheshire Cat's smile: she is the 'vanisher'.

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Volume

1

Pagination

1-1

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  • Yes

Language

English

Research statement

'Afterlife' is a poem in a planned new collection 'languish' focussing on situations where the expression of minority or extreme experience is fraught with difficulty. This poem uses the trope of vanishing cream to figure the wake of relationship breakdown where key affective signifiers are severed from any material meaning."all our talk is just pictures // of talk' - it plays with the word arrested in representation as a bleak kind of afterlife.

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JO3 Original Creative Works – Textual Work

Scale

NTRO Other

Publisher

Mark Ulysses

Place of publication

Bali, Indonesia

Source

Live Encounters Poetry & Writing: Free Online Magazine from Village Earth

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