Roxanne Bodsworth

Roxanne Bodsworth (the proper name of the poet published as ‘Therese’) lives on a sheep farm in North East Victoria, is undertaking her PhD at Victoria University, and working as a celebrant in her spare time. Her verse novel, The Tangled Web, was published in 1989 by Openbook Publishers, and her non-fiction book, Sunwyse – celebrating the Wheel of the Year in Australia, in 2003 by Hihorse. Widely published in a range of genres, writing keeps her sane (almost).

Review Short: Marietta Elliot-Kleerkoper’s A Perfect Distortion

The poems in this collection are provided in the original Dutch with an English translation; two languages and cultures that are intertwined in the poet and in the poetry. The mirroring effect of the parallel texts moves the reader beyond English language egocentricity, providing a continual reminder that language is constructed and understood in a variety of ways.

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Review Short: Quinn Eades’s all the beginnings: a queer autobiography of the body

The world can never be understood in quite the same way after having seen Eades’s ‘body’ written into these pages. It is an intimate connection, sometimes an embracing, but sometimes a turning away from that which feels too exposed but still draws the eye.

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