Lupa and Lamb

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Spinifex Press, 2014 - History - 171 pages

This collection of imagist poems combines mythology, archaeology, and translation. Susan Hawthorne draws on the history and prehistory of Rome and its neighbors to explore how the past is remembered. Under the guidance of Curatrix, Director of the Musæum Matricum, and Latin poet, Sulpicia, travelers Diana and Agnese are led through the mythic archives about wolves and sheep before attending an epoch-breaking party to which they are invited by Empress Livia. An enticing tapestry of real and imaginary texts that gladden the readers' hearts, Lupa and Lamb is poet Susan Hawthorne at her best.

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About the author (2014)

Susan Hawthorne is a poet, a novelist, an adjunct professor in the writing program at James Cook University, and the cofounder and director of Spinifex Press. She is the author of eight collections of poetry. Her poetry collection Cow was short-listed for the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize in the 2012 NSW Premier's Literary Awards and was also a finalist in the 2012 Publishing Triangle Awards for the Audre Lorde Lesbian Poetry Prize in the United States. Earth's Breath was short-listed for the 2010 Judith Wright Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in annual Best Australian Poems anthologies, been broadcast on National Radio, and published around the world in literary journals and anthologies. In 2013, she was the BR Whiting Library Resident in Rome funded by the Australia Council.

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