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Poetry - Published: 1/Jul/2019 - ISBN: 9781925818116
Lisa Gorton began writing Empirical when the Victorian Government of the time threatened to cut an eight-lane motorway through the heart of Royal Park in Melbourne. She walked repeatedly in the park, seeking to understand how the feeling for place originates, and how memory and landscape fold in and out of each other. From this close-up study, in its second part the collection opens out into poems which track, through chains of influence, and a phantasmagoric procession of images, the trade between empire, commodities and dreams of elsewhere.
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