The Butterfly Effect

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Spinifex Press, 2005 - Poetry - 248 pages
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The butterfly effect is a concept from physics in which it is surmised that small actions can have enormous consequences, and that the flutter of a butterfly's wing on one side of the world can cause devastating storms on the other side. The author explores the impact of the love between lesbians. The butterfly effect is a force that can destroy families and bring down governments, but is also a force full of vitality and world changing creativity. She evokes the ancient worlds of pre-Vedic and Sapphic lovers, of Medieval jonglaresas and nuns 'fingering petals and hips' as well as the contemporary world of circuses and global politics.
 

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Contents

note to sappho
3
empurpled
19
in the prisons
33
death
51
the land
71
love is an uprising
94
carnivale
107
graveside meditation
125
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About the author (2005)

Susan Hawthorne is an award-winning writer of fiction and poetry. Her woks include a novel, 'The Falling Woman' (1992), 'Limen', a verse novel (2013) and poetry collections 'Lupa and Lamb' (2014), 'Cow' (2011), 'Earth's Breath' (2009) and 'The Butterfly |Effect' (2005) among others. She has been the recipient of international residences in Rome and Chennai, had her worked played on ABC's Poetica and been included in a number of Best of anthologies. She has translated literary works from Sanskrit, Greek and Latin and her books and poems have been translated into Arabic, French, Spanish, German, Chinese and Indonesian.

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