Throat

Throat

by Ellen van Neerven

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 28/04/2020

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Irreverent and courageous, Throat is a fierce cry that fights to be heard. This is van Neerven's most powerful work yet.

not in Aus, mate
bad things don't happen here
our beaches are open
they are not places where bloodied mattresses burn 

Throat is the explosive second poetry collection from award-winning Mununjali Yugambeh writer Ellen van Neerven. Exploring love, language and land, van Neerven flexes their distinctive muscles and shines a light on Australia's unreconciled past and precarious present with humour and heart. Van Neerven is unsparing in the interrogation of colonial impulse, and fiercely loyal to telling the stories that make us who we are.

ISBN:
9780702262913
9780702262913
Category:
Poetry
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
28-04-2020
Publisher:
University of Queensland Press
Country of origin:
Australia
Dimensions (mm):
197x130x11mm
Weight:
0.15kg
Ellen van Neerven

Ellen van Neerven is an award-winning writer of Mununjali Yugambeh (South East Queensland) and Dutch heritage. They write fiction, poetry, plays and non-fiction. Ellen's first book, Heat and Light, was the recipient of the David Unaipon Award, the Dobbie Literary Award and the NSW Premier's Literary Awards Indigenous Writers Prize. Ellen's second book, a collection of poetry, Comfort Food, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize and highly commended for the 2016 Wesley Michel Wright Prize. Throat is Ellen's highly anticipated second poetry collection.

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