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The Resource Brush, Joanne Burns

Brush, Joanne Burns

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Brush
Title
Brush
Statement of responsibility
Joanne Burns
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The title of Joanne Burnsa new collection brush highlights the readera s first experience of a poem, its initial electricity; and the way the poem offers a surface of words that proceeds to reveal their possibilities or intentions. The central sequence a roada is an animated display of the fashions of being in contemporary life a these poems are cheeky, playful, mercurial, surreal. Then there is the sequence called a bluffa , which excoriates twenty-first century financial culture with bite, hilarity and a sense of the absurd. There is a section devoted to personal memoir, including a five-part poem featuring Bondi beach, and a suite of memory fragments depicting twentieth-century modes of travel. The final group of poems, a wooing the owl (or the great sleep forward)a , explores the night, sleep and dreams, with their strange tones and surprising perspectives. There are 80 poems in the collection, most of them short, stressing the compressed pleasure that only poetry can offer
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Dewey number
A821.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
poetry
Series statement
Giramondo poets
Label
Brush, Joanne Burns
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053059488
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 105 pages
Isbn
9781922146717
Label
Brush, Joanne Burns
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053059488
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 105 pages
Isbn
9781922146717

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