The Politicians We Deserve (poem)

David Gilbey

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Abstract

Author of poem. Many famous/successful poems in English and Australian literature are political satires. Poetry's mixture of intensity and indirectness lends itself to an exploration in language, imagery and structure to a reflective understanding of politics in a community. This poem arises out of being involved in a political campaign to try to elec an independent candidate in the NSW state elections. In particular, the view from 'the hustings'. Its free verse sections juxtapose scenes from the street with reflections on (political) life in Wagga. It has been workshopped at Booranga and performed live at poetry readings and on local ABC radio. It is part of the cultural and political resources for Wagga.
Original languageEnglish
Type1 x poem in annually produced, regional literary anthology (4W)
Media of outputPrint
PublisherfourW twenty-two
Place of PublicationBooranga Writers' Centre
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Gilbey, D. (2011). The Politicians We Deserve (poem). Booranga Writers' Centre: fourW twenty-two.
Gilbey, David. / The Politicians We Deserve (poem). 2011. Booranga Writers' Centre : fourW twenty-two.
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Gilbey, D 2011, The Politicians We Deserve (poem). fourW twenty-two, Booranga Writers' Centre.

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Booranga Writers' Centre : fourW twenty-two. 2011, 1 x poem in annually produced, regional literary anthology (4W).

Research output: Textual Creative WorksCreative Works Original - Textual

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