David Gilbey is the author of this poem. Research Background: Poetry in English has, since Chaucer's pilgrims, used details of dress and decoration as part of its meaning-making so that particular images are invested with (and inferred to have) both ironic and iconic significance ' as cultural commentary. Research Contribution: My particular aim in this poem was, having been invited to speak at the final conference dinner of a week-long millinery workshop to explore and suggest some of the symbolism of hats, hair and headdress as exhibit, decoration and gender signification. The poem has been workshopped at Booranga Writers' Centre, CSU. Research Significance: 'Coiffed' links Wagga's contemporary cultural capital and practice with traditions of dress and decoration that go back to Medieval and Renaissance times in English poetry, providing a tangible link between current regional and international/historical imaginings.
|Type||1 x poem in regional literary anthology (FourW twenty-three: new writing)|
|Place of Publication||Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|