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dc.contributor.authorDennis, Oliver
dc.date.accessioned2006-10-06T03:19:14Z
dc.date.available2006-10-06T03:19:14Z
dc.date.issued2003-02
dc.identifier.citationDennis, Oliver 2003. Men Gotta Tell Their Stories. Review of "Near-Life Experience" by Mark Mahemoff and "Music and Women's Bodies" by Craig Powell. 'Australian Book Review', No 248, February, 41-42.en
dc.identifier.issn0155-2864
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/1360
dc.description.abstractIn one of the characteristically taut poems that make up Mark Mahemoff's second collection, "Near-life Experience", the speaker describes the bleak reality of imminent separation, and wonders: 'How to expose / the workings of this moment?' Vital and urgent, the question lies at the heart of this poet's practice. Mahemoff's poems are concerned, principally, with transience, with things that are 'here and then / gone'. Constructed, in a majority of cases, from the 'salvaged details' of life, they operate as personal histories, recording everyday experience and observation in the face of death. Craig Powell is never more grounded than when telling family stories, what at one point in "Music and Women's Bodies" he calls 'family talk'. Two long poems are based on his late father’s sometimes questionable memories of growing up in a New South Wales country town.en
dc.description.sponsorshipAustralia Council, La Trobe University, National Library of Australia, Holding Redlich, Arts Victoriaen
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dc.publisherAustralian Book Reviewen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNo 248en
dc.subjectAustralianen
dc.subjectBook Reviewsen
dc.subjectPublishingen
dc.subject.otherAustralian Standard Research Classification > 420200 Literature Studies > 420202 Australia and New Zealanden
dc.titleMen Gotta Tell Their Stories. "Near-Life Experience" by Mark Mahemoff and "Music and Women's Bodies" by Craig Powell. [review]en
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