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Drones and Phantoms
Author: Jennifer Maiden

ISBN: 9781922146724
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1 October 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0
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Winner of the Victorian Premier's Literature Award, the richest literary prize in Australia




Shortlisted for the international Griffin Poetry Prize


Drones and Phantoms is a powerful successor to Maiden's prize-winning collection Liquid Nitrogen, and again features her unique interweaving of the personal and the political, in the use of intimate and public poetic modes within each poem and within the collection as a whole. The poems are in fact conversations, not only between the poet and the reader, but between historical and political figures, such as Princess Diana and Mother Teresa, Tanya Pliberesek and Jane Austen, Mandela and Obama, Queen Victoria and Tony Abbott, Kevin Rudd and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who come to life in Maiden's poems to discuss their anxieties and ethical insecurities. There are also poems on the Cypriot financial crisis, Jimmy Hoffa,  Judith Wright, Julia Gillard, the Copenhagen giraffe killing and Russian po...

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