Writing to the Wire

Edited by: Dan Disney, Kit Kelen

The seeking of asylum in Australia has been politicized in recent decades. Our national conversation has vilified people fleeing persecution and desensitized the Australian polity to human suffering. We are further marginalising the most vulnerable groups in the world and at greater expense than accommodating refugees in the community. What impact does this have upon our collective ethics and national identity? This collection of poems by Australians, and people who would like to be Australians, is about the idea of being Australian. It is about who we are and who we would rather be. Writing to the Wire offers new ways to understand injustice, to speak out and tell stories. Poetry can show us what we're thinking and feeling in a way our politics has failed to do. [Subject: Poetry]

Publication Date: 8/28/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781742588667