The Butterfly Effect

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Spinifex, 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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note to sappho
3
empurpled
18
rose garden
41
Copyright

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Susan Hawthorne is a poet, novelist, aerialist, political activist and author of ten books. She grew up on a farm in rural New South Wales. She has degrees in Ancient Greek and Sanskrit as well as in Philosophy, and a PhD in Political Science and Women's Studies from the University of Melbourne. In 2009, Susan was an Asialink Literature Resident at the University of Madras, India and is Adjunct Professor in the Writing Program at James Cook University, Townsville and an ASA Mentor. Susan is Director of Spinifex Press and has played a leading role among independent Australian publishers in innovative and eBook publishing.

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