boots

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Abstract

The past lives in every step. boots are here a symbol and a tool – a heel of feminine desire and a dirt-trodden shoe that cushions feet on paths to power and property, leaving trails of violence and pain. Memories jump and jar in these poems, loosening history from the grip of archives and footnotes to nourish the imagination, freeing me to speak back to my ancestors and the European men who co-created the edifices of 19th Century colonisation. boots looks in mirrors and across seas to dream big. At its restless heart, it draws history closer to my body.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPerth
PublisherUWA Publishing
Number of pages128
ISBN (Print)978-1-76080-118-2
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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