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.
|Type||1 x poem in annually produced, regional literary anthology (4W)|
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|Place of Publication||Booranga Writers' Centre|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|