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UWAP Poetry


100 Pages, 5.5 x 8.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $22.99 (US $22.99) (CA $30.99)

Publication Date: May 2019

ISBN 9781760800222

Rights: US & CA

UWA Publishing (May 2019)

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Dearborn's trademark finely balanced, masterfully honed poems are vitally engaged with the world, and with our cycles of love and loss within it. Fans of hers will be delighted to find here the full-length versions of both her 22-poem sequence for the elements, 'Autobiochemistry', and the shorter but no less fabulous sequence on perimenopause, 'The change: some notes from the field'. Dearborn understands that even a bald fact (scientific, medical, biographical), held and tilted just so in the right light, can sing with the resonance of dream. There are also nightmares here, as she deals deftly and devastatingly with childhood sexual trauma and the never-ending work of healing. A crucial and timely book. —Melinda Smith

Author Biography

Tricia Dearborn is a Sydney poet, writer and editor. Her work has been widely published in literary journals, and has also been featured in significant anthologies such as Contemporary Australian Poetry (Puncher & Wattmann, 2016) and The Best Australian Poems 2012 and 2010 (Black Inc.). She has been awarded four grants by the Australia Council for the Arts and a Residential Fellowship at Varuna, the Writers' House.