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posted on 2019-01-01, 00:00 authored by Cassandra AthertonCassandra Atherton
This fifth collection builds on the same creative collaboration, and – in a change to the previous format – collates all five chapbooks in a single volume. The five chapbooks explore ideas and emotions associated with the six senses – sight, sound, smell, touch, taste, and the mysterious and elusive ‘sixth sense’. Sensory perception and knowledge are crucial to human activity but are often taken for granted and modern life bombards us with sensory stimulae to such an extent that we may sometimes feel the need to escape from the smelly hubbub and visual cacophony of our lives. In such circumstances we are often trying to neutralise or negate what our sense impressions tell us. Yet the senses are so profoundly important that we could barely exist without them. When we pay attention to them, we often find ourselves attuned to what is subtle, aesthetically pleasing and especially suggestive – or pungent and unpleasant.

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Source

The Six Senses

Pagination

1 - 22

Publisher

Authorised theft/Recent Work Press

Place of publication

Canberra, A.C.T.

Material type

poetry

ISBN-13

9780648553793

ISBN-10

0648553795

Language

eng

Notes

There are 21 prose poems in this collection

Research statement

linked to a portfolio - voicing the unvoice

Publication classification

J2 Minor original creative work

Extent

21 prose poems

Editor/Contributor(s)

C Atherton, Paul Hetherington, Paul Munden, Jen Webb, Jordan Williams

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