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The Pistils
The Pistils

The Pistils

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POETRY

84 Pages, 9.75 x 6

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $18.00 (US $18.00) (CA $22.00)

Publication Date: July 2022

ISBN 9781990048333

Rights: US & CA

Otago University Press (Jul 2022)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: July 2022
 

Overview

The Pistils is a dispatch from the cusp of change. It appears at the severing of a 40-year relationship following the illness and death of poet Janet Charman's partner during the Covid restrictions. Here, she chronicles her experience with transition—to the digital age, to single life, to carbon neutral. She dissects her Pakeha sensibilities towards colonizing privilege as well as her gender-critical feminist's astonishment at attacks from allies in the realm of sexual politics. In The Pistils, Charman regards her separation from her grown children in the light of her own parents' deaths. And she looks to a future in which the crises she anticipates, both personal and environmental, are treated as no less inevitable than they will be mysterious.

Author Biography

The Pistils is a dispatch from the cusp of change. It appears at the severing of a 40-year relationship following the illness and death of poet Janet Charman's partner during the Covid restrictions. Here, she chronicles her experience with transition—to the digital age, to single life, to carbon neutral.