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Main : climate, disaster, ecology, poetry

ISBN: 9781876756734
0.100 kgs
198 x 129 mm
84 pp
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Earth's Breath
Susan Hawthorne
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Breath is an origin story
before breath is non-existence

Cyclonic storms inform the still eye of Earth's Breath. It's an eye that radiates out from the personal to the communal, tracking its subject matter through the lenses of history and myth. Susan Hawthorne's poetry shifts with seismic intensity, from tranquility to roar, bureaucratic inertia to survival, and the slow recovery from destruction to regeneration.

earth roaring, water roaring
and this cyclone inside

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2010 Shortlisted, Judith Wright Prize
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Earth's Breath is a brave undertaking. Arranged in three parts to correspond with the before, during and after of the storm, Susan Hawthorne has captured the essence of the moment and the lingering toll a natural disaster takes on those who have lived through it. Hawthorne delivers legend, fable and emotion as well as reflections on humanity, nature and science. She has interspersed her topic with delightful descriptions of tropical birds and plants.

Melanie Busato, Townsville Bulletin

Earth's Breath depicts a vast historical and emotional landscape through meticulous attention to detail. In this case, much of the detail reflects the poet's love of the natural world.

Carolyn Gage, Lambda Literary
A delightful read that is sure to entertain readers, "Earth's Breath" is a worthwhile addition to any poetry collection.
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