Pandanus Books, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, 2006 - Poetry - 97 pages
A collection of new poetry by one of Australia's most forceful political poets. Kelen uses raw and heartfelt language to convey anguish overinternational events of the present and recent past. Domestic conflict and passions, travel and memory are interleaved with themes of protest against violence and injustice. Kelen's wit lightens the tone with ironic observation on the vagaries of adolescence and familial relationships.
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