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Burning Swans

by John Mateer

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John Mateer writes: ‘Burning Swans is a glimpse of iconoclasm, a moment through which an antipodean symbol burns with the light of an individual’s past and an adopted country’s ahistorical present. The disturbance in the poems is a recognition of loss. Personal relationships replace the abstraction of belief. Images are nourished by blood’s pneumonic emotion. And energised by the charcoal after-image of words.’

John Mateer restlessly visits the tensions between past and present, himself and others, language and its loss. Experimental and frequently personal in approach, ranging from short lyrics to the sustained exploration of ideas. Burning Swans showcases the work of an exciting Australian poet.

Category
Poetry
Publication Year
1994
Publisher
Fremantle Press
ISBN11
1 86368 091 8
ISBN13
9 781863 680912
HB/PB
Paperback
Format
B+ Format (205 x 138mm)
Pages
100
Height x Width mm
210 x 140
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