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Take care : new poems / Eunice Andrada.

By: Publisher: Artarmon, NSW : Giramondo Publishing, 2021Copyright date: ©2021Description: 82 pages ; 21 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
  • 9781925818796 (paperback)
Subject(s): Genre/Form: DDC classification:
  • A821.4 23
List(s) this item appears in: Library Display: National Poetry Month
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Take Care explores what it means to survive within systems not designed for tenderness. Bound in personal testimony, the poems situate the act of rape within the machinery of imperialism, where human and non-human bodies, lands, and waters are violated to uphold colonial powers. Andrada explores the magnitude of rape culture in the everyday: from justice systems that dehumanise survivors, to exploitative care industries that deny Filipina workers their agency, to nationalist monuments that erase the sexual violence of war.Unsparing in their interrogation of the gendered, racialised labour of care, the poems flow to a radical, liberatory syntax. Physical and online terrain meld into a surreal ecosystem of speakers, creatures, and excavated histories. Brimming with incantatory power, Andrada's verses move between breathless candour and seething restraint as they navigate memory and possibility. Piercing the heart of our cultural crisis, these poems are salves, offerings, and warnings.

© Eunice Andrada 2021

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Book Book SMSA Library Poetry P ANDR Available May 2022 71962

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