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Jessica Alice

Jessica Alice is co-director of the National Young Writers Festival and the poetry editor of Scum. She tweets @jessica_alice_.

Review Short: Susan Hawthorne’s Lupa and Lamb

Lupa and LambLupa and Lamb is a beast of a collection – it spans literally all of time and features every woman that has ever lived. Ambitious is not too strong a word. Curatrix, our guide and commentator, leads us through archives of lost women’s texts on the way to a party held by the Roman Empress Livia Drusilla. It is through this trail that Lupa and Lamb tells women’s histories and their multiple, often contradictory roles in family and society.

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Review Short: Julie Chevalier’s Darger: his girls

Darger: his girlsHenry Darger’s reputation as an outsider artist – and the questions of morality lingering around his dark paintings – has inspired recent exhibitions, books, plays and a documentary. Julie Chevalier’s poetic biography Darger: his girls (subtitled a sequence of poems about the life of Henry Darger 1892 – 1973) has come at peak-Darger fever. Chevalier includes an introduction, familiarising us with the debate about what kind of man Henry Darger really was: child murderer, or misunderstood loner? The latter explanation is explored throughout this work.

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Used Cars

[audio:http://cordite.org.au/audio/07 Used Cars.mp3|titles=Used Cars – Jessica Alice] Used Cars (2:01) Written and produced by Jessica Alice

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Jessica Alice reviews Robyn Rowland

Silence & its tongues by Robyn Rowland Five Islands Press, 2006 Striving to decipher the vast desolation of silence is – as Robyn Rowland has us so emphatically experience – a 'difficult' journey, to say the least. Her latest collection …

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