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Angela Gardner, Thing & Unthing

Available November 2014

Angela Gardner was born in Wales and lives in Australia. Her first book Parts of Speech (UQP, 2007) won the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, then followed Views of the Hudson (Shearsman, 2009), and two fine press collaborations twelve labours, with Gwenn Tasker and The Night Ladder with Lisa Pullen, both lighttrappress 2009. She has received fellowships, grants and commissions. Currently University of Queensland History/UQ Art Museum artist in residence for Conflict. She edits at www.foame.org.  The Told World (selected poetry) will be published by Shearsman in 2014.

Description: In a world constructed from both physical and mental objects, poetry is a perfect vehicle to explore our experience. The existence of things posits tantalising ideas of the existence of unthings, the seemingly impossible. Negative mathematical objects such as un-tigers, built on Charles Dodson’s alter-ego Lewis Carroll work, or surreal objects such as Meret Oppenheim’s Un Objet encourage us to be both serious and playful in our puzzles over existence. Thing&Unthing records part of the thinking about, and playfulness possible in a complicated world.


Angela Gardner, Thing & Unthing  

44pp. 2014. ISBN 978-1-922181-26-8 

dB series 1 (November 2014): 10 collections of poetry edited by Pam Brown, designed by Chris Edwards.

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