How Does a Man Who Is Dead Reinvent His Body?

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Shearsman Books, 2008 - Poetry - 140 pages
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Subtitled 'The Belated Love Poems of Thean Morris Caelli' - a neglected 20th century poet much influenced by Celan and Vallejo - this collection represents the merging of two fine Australian poets into the consciousness of an other. Or An Other. Both authors worked on each individual text, and thus it is a true joint effort, not simply a kind of book-length renga. A remarkable departure for two of the finest poets from Australia's current middle generation.

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About the author (2008)

MTC Cronin has published fourteen collections of poetry (including several in translation), the latest being The Flower, The Thing, UQP, 2006 and her work has won and been shortlisted for many major literary awards both in Australia and overseas. Cronin has studied arts, law, literature and creative writing and after working for the decade of the nineties in law, began teaching writing in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. She currently lives in Maleny (Queensland, Australia) with her partner and three young daughters and is completing her doctorate - The Catastrophe of Meaning - described as writing on poetry, law, justice and desire. Cronin has three collections of poetry forthcoming (Irrigations (of the Human Heart) - fictional essays on the poetics of living, art & love, USA; Our Life is a Box. / Prayers Without a God, Australia/Thailand; and Notebooks of Signs & 3 Other Small Books, UK).

Peter Boyle is an Australian poet. His four collections of poetry are Coming home from the world (1994), The Blue Cloud of Crying (1997), What the painter saw in our faces (2001), and Museum of Space (2004). A selection of his translations of Cesar Vallejo, I am going to speak of hope, was published by the Peruvian Consulate, Sydney in 1999. He lives in Sydney where he works as a teacher.

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