Brisbane Writers Festival 2021

Brisbane Writers Festival is back in 2021 for the 59th year, as we turn the page on a new chapter for the Festival. The Festival will be held from May 7-9 at the State Library of Queensland, with an incredible program of writers, thinkers, dreamers, and artists. For ticketing and more: Brisbane Writers Festival 2021
Case Notes

Case Notes


Stavanger, David

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The highly anticipated follow up to the award-winning collection The Special, this electric new body of work by poet David Stavanger is a mix tape of free verse, lyric poetry, found text and flash fiction documenting lived mental health experience.

Utilising his renowned observational humour and playing with the absurdist nature of institutional language, Stavanger interrogates the unreliable narration of diagnosis: in private, in public and in surrealist spaces where it becomes increasingly unclear who is under the microscope. In short character studies, informal experiments and longer sequenced poems this collection unpacks toxic masculinity and fatherhood, online and domestic tensions, the truth of confessional poetry, myths of 'madness' inherited by blood, and the canine as both avatar and familiar of the black dog.

This is a poetic memoir for those who don't believe the hype.

ISBN: 9781760801199
Author: Stavanger, David
Publication date: 01/02/2020
Format: Paperback
Pages: 100
Dimension: 210mm X 140mm

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