In Between the Dancing

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Interactive Publications, 2008 - Poetry - 72 pages
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Poetry. Winner of the 2008 Interactive Publications Picks Best First Book Award. This impressive first poetry collection traverses time and place with ease. Acute in her ability to juxtapose cultures in a breath, Gleeson is as much at ease adopting a perspective on Tongan women as on the wife of the Desert Fox, Irwin Rommel.
 

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Contents

Rising Light
3
Making a Different Path
4
Suburbia
5
International Womens Day
6
Saving the Ataturk
7
Happy Birthday Lucie Rommel
8
Waiting for Vasily
9
Undoing
10
Canadian Creek
39
The Office of Police Integrity
40
The Leaving
41
Family Portrait 1878
42
Famine Girls
43
1860
44
Dawn Service
46
Black Tie
47

One Perfect Day
11
Is this all there is?
13
Rendezvous in Melbourne
17
Raw Beauty
18
His Arms
19
Praying the Laps
20
The Hair Appointment
21
A Short Time to Live
22
Collateral Damage
23
Reprieve
24
Poem for the Love Poet
25
Sunday Afternoon Bush Walk
26
A Week of Phone Sex
27
Womancycle
28
Rapt in Poetry
29
SickDay
30
Fredericks Ataxia
32
Cochlear Implant
33
Country Bus Stop
34
Rejection
35
The Third Sub
36
Resurrected Potty Cupboard
37
Bridgewater Bay
38
Kitchen Synch
48
My Mothers Navy Coat
49
Farm Accident
50
Milk
51
Disbelief
52
Waiting for the Neurologist
53
Grief
54
A Short History of a Woolshed
55
Dislocation
58
Literacy Benchmarks
59
Primary School Graduation
60
Found Object
61
Bathroom Idiom
62
Early Morning Epiphany
63
A Sonnet for Siobhan
64
In Between the Dancing
65
Sour Sundays
67
Watching Her Go
68
Since
69
Questions and Answers for my Mother
70
Survival Guide
71
Death Wish at Lake Mungo
72
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About the author (2008)

E. A. Gleeson was born at Coleraine and lived the first six months of her life in her grandmother's home at Wootong Vale. The rest of her childhood was spent on a Soldier Settlement farm near Camperdown in Victoria's Western District. Since then, she has travelled widely. She has lived in urban and rural Australian communities, and, in Tonga, as an Australian Volunteer International. In the mid 1990s, Anne began writing poetry and quickly established her reputation with a quick succession of prizes and publications. She features regularly at Victoria's premier poetry venues and, occasionally, in other places, when she travels. Anne currently lives in Ballarat, Victoria, where she works as a writer, educator and funeral director.

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