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Year of the Wasp
Author: Deane Joel

ISBN: 9780994352859
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 27 June 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2 x 0.7
Description:
Year Of the Wasp finds its origins in shattering personal experience and then rises from this personal focus to confront the realities of politics, culture, and language in contemporary Australia. This is a deeply engaged collection, much of the time it reads like the poet is writing for his life in a voice that is burnished, sharp, capable of lyricism, fraying just a little but always energetic.

From Melbourne to the awful stillness of the Riverina, the public and the private intersect relentlessly to produce a work of unrivalled power, emotional intensity, and insight.

About the Author

Joel Deane is poet, novelist, journalist and speechwriter.

Deane started out as a copyboy at the Sun News-Pictorial in Melbourne. Since then he has worked in Melbourne and San Francisco as a journalist (including a stint as a producer on the Emmy Award-winning MSNBC technology news show The Site), lectured widely on the use of public language, penned reviews and essays for Australian Book Review, and written speeches for Labor politicians such as Bill Shorten, Chris Bowen, Steve Bracks and John Brumby. Deane has publ...

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