Walk Back Over

Walk Back Over Poetry Native Australian Studies Women s Studies Aboriginal women are the great gatherers of many things food of course but also stories and inner strength The women who raised me had vast reserves

  • Title: Walk Back Over
  • Author: Jeanine Leane
  • ISBN: 9780648056850
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Paperback
  • Poetry Native Australian Studies Women s Studies Aboriginal women are the great gatherers of many things food, of course, but also stories and inner strength The women who raised me had vast reserves of inner strength, and to pass that on was a powerful act of activism In particular, they taught me to listen to the past as it speaks in the present This work is aboPoetry Native Australian Studies Women s Studies Aboriginal women are the great gatherers of many things food, of course, but also stories and inner strength The women who raised me had vast reserves of inner strength, and to pass that on was a powerful act of activism In particular, they taught me to listen to the past as it speaks in the present This work is about listening to the past and walking back over it, step after step, to see what you missed the first time It speaks to what has been left out of official records, recordings and documents the emotions, the other sides of paper and what is not said These poems engage with the ongoing, interventionist nation state and the crime scene that is Australia in the lives of Aboriginal people In contrast to state archives, museums, libraries, universities and collection agencies and their methods of recording the lives of Aboriginal people my work explores the body where memories are stored as an archive anchored and etched Writing is an act of remembering a dismembered past The title WALK BACK OVER alludes to a bridge across the Murrumbidgee River where I grew up but, symbolically, mirrors the need to revisit our past Much was made of the 2000 Reconciliation Walk across Sydney Harbour Bridge many settler Australians walked across this and other bridges, and I am not cynical about that but there are many other spans in Australia that must be walked not just once, walked back over Jeanine Leane

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