Grace Ugamay Dulawan

Bad Naturalisations

So why bring Veronica Forrest-Thomson into a discussion of Asian Australian poetry? There are a couple of circumstantial coincidences: she was born in British Malaya (her father was a rubber planter) and found an able and sympathetic expositor in the Australian poet Martin Harrison, who gave a 1979 ABC Radio talk on Poetic Artifice.

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Question: Please explain how to separate a body from a nation. Answer: First, spread the body-nation out on a clean, flat surface such as a kitchen counter or an ironing board. Next, take a large blank piece of paper and …

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I am trying to get back to the womb where I was cradled before I was civilised before I was civilised I had a song sung freely a song sung freely and without tremor without tremor or the thought to …

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