To love in a language prised from my wishbone. To sing a landscape where village girls burst the moon with giggles. To dance through the fattest eye of a rice-grain -- to do all these in peace and war is the wish embodied in Merlinda Bobis' poetry. From her epic poem 'Cantala of the Warrior Woman Daragang Magayon' to lyric reflections on longing, and finally to an erotic poetry-dance-drama, Bobis traces the cartography of desire and its intimacy with death.
"Bobis can produce some genuinely haunting pieces. This is a touching work from an established poet." --Hamesh Wyatt, "Otago Daily Times"
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st July 1998
Publisher: Spinifex Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 13.0 x 19.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1