The blood became sick: Luke Davies' Interferon Psalms

Lea, Bronwyn (2012) The blood became sick: Luke Davies' Interferon Psalms. The Conversation, .

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Author Lea, Bronwyn
Title The blood became sick: Luke Davies' Interferon Psalms
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The blood became sick: Luke Davies’ Interferon Psalms
Journal name The Conversation
Publication date 2012-07-26
Sub-type Creative work
Open Access Status
Total pages 4
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher The Conversation Media Trust
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Subject Original Creative Work - Textual work
Formatted abstract
In 1914 Apollinaire encountered a beautiful young aviator – he called her Lou – and launched one of poetry’s legendary, if doomed, love affairs...

Nearly a century on and a world away, fragments of Apollinaire’s great longing - “I think of you my Lou your heart is my barracks” - have surfaced with small distortions in a tour de force by Australian poet, Luke Davies, who earlier this week was awarded the inaugural $80,000 Prime Minister’s Award for Poetry.

Just as Apollinaire’s poems and letters to Lou yoke the theatre of love to the theatre of war, Davies’ new collection of poems, Interferon Psalms: 33 psalms on the 99 names of God, is a double drama played on two stages: the drama of heartbreak and the drama of physical affliction...
Keyword Literature
Prime Ministers Literary Awards
Poetry - Australia
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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