Lionel Fogarty



Possession, Landscape, the Unheimlich and Lionel Fogarty’s ‘Weather Comes’

A great many Australian poets are in an interesting and ironic state of dispossession, although perhaps only a small proportion of them actually feels that way – that proportion, let’s say, whose subjects and predispositions draw them towards the landscape, its flora and fauna, and their human experience thereof and thereupon.

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সেলাম জানাই কৃষ্ণকালো লোক | Palya Palya Dha’lan Djani

Translated from Lionel Fogarty in language to the Bangla by Avishek Rath হাতকয় পিছে পায় পায় চলে জংলা জংলি মন হতে চায় ভাতার নয় রে মরদ রে মুই যোনিতে, পায়েতে, পায়ের পাতায় মাটির স্বপ্ন দাউ দাউ জ্বলে ঋতুস্রাবের আগুন তলে …

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Written Land: A Lionel Fogarty Chapbook

Image courtesy of Lionel Fogarty For Martinican poet and theorist Édouard Glissant, forced poetics exists ‘where a need for expression confronts an inability to achieve expression.’1 Glissant further clarifies this when he argues that ‘a forced poetics is created from …

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See Sea Over Dews in Cenduna

Garment government town sea dunes sea front loot. See new in Ceduna nah school fish for sea news. A long the great bitten beach bright open shores, Sea over dews sees sea of jewels. Mining town know for worker on …

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Cops are poets on the looks sit hears cobs

Lionel Fogarty | on pigs skpies (COMMON COPS COBS AND CODES) He the poetry fee mans says yes greater idea, To have cops who done wrong to first Australians’ Get out a books in personal poloidal postconiel poems. Well it …

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No Cites like the Cites Hum In

This cities are builted on times land. Whites made a date to root their women’s Season flow in times of hardship winds live below the feets that walk the flower smell on the mouth we smell. Fields desires passion for …

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Yo I Am the Man

Who gave you woman don’t know who us is ha ha Vioce the name black babe Not our son ,not our Daughters Yo who your name means What voice give’s sound to the works off a poet writers Yo who …

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Never Worked

He wave his fingers saying he’s a worker Work to the breeze off pride, Word winner made heat powers run. Work together in sunshine machine society, Brings version over our sensuality. Harvest highways for the drivers find, Safe life living …

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Conquer Slaughter’s

Digger lion’s goal have to =====$$ No warrior’s cult threats invisible vibes Dumb bounded by digging a lions genocide Syntax blotched greed; Let the frontiers frontline wise surface non greed A destruction end when poison tongues gave Honouring obligations. ‘’Tablespoons …

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Natural Selection: Ecological Postcolonialism as Bearing on Place

Australian poetry reminds us that we cannot encounter the natural world except by cultural means. As Tom Griffiths writes, the idea of the natural world as a ‘cultural landscape acknowledges that an area is often the product of an intense interaction between nature and various phases of human habitation, and that natural places are not, as some ecological viewpoints suggest, destined to exist as climax communities or systems untouched by human hands’ (1996, p 277).

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Fiona Hile Reviews Lionel Fogarty

Lionel G. Fogarty is an indigenous Australian poet who is recognised for the excavation of a poetic space in which, as Michael Brennan has written, ‘his community and culture is recuperated and asserted’ whilst ‘dominant discourses, both political and poetic’ are subverted and destabilised. These qualities make Fogarty’s work difficult to review in a context in which the status of indigenous literature remains, for some institutions at least, seemingly unapproachable.

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Justin Clemens Reviews Poetry and the Trace

Poetry and the TraceSometimes irritating, often informative, occasionally incisive and sporadically genuinely interrogatory, the thoughtfulness evinced by (many of) the writings collected in Poetry and the Trace triggers further chains of association and dissociation. This is a genuinely critical collection in various senses of that word: at once analytic, hortatory, and urgent.

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