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Main Title: The poetics of a plague : a haiku diary : the 2020-2021 COVID-19 pandemic / Sandy Jeffs. Book Cover
Author: Jeffs, Sandy,1953-
Imprint: Spinifex Press, 2021.
Collation: xiii, 281 pages ; paperback ; 24 cm.
Subject: Two thousand and twenty, CE (2020)
Two thousand and twenty one, CE (2021)
Poets and poetry
COVID-19 (Disease)
Greater Melbourne [Naarm] (Vic.) (Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong Countries)
ISBN: 9781925950366 (paperback)
The 2020-2021 Covid-19 Pandemic What was it like to live in Melbourne during the 2020-2021 lockdowns? Capturing the day-to-day struggles of lockdown, the daily news, Dan Andrews' 11am morning press conferences, the tensions between Victorians and the rest of Australia, Trump's chaotic America, the conspiracy theories that circulated and battling her own mental health, Sandy Jeffs takes us through the whirlwind of events in imaginative haiku poems. These became her sanity while the world spiralled into madness. First wave fear is back. Before an end was in sight now there is no end. Trying to make sense of an unravelling world that is downright mad. This is not only a book about the pandemic but also about political wins and political failures. From Dan Andrews to Donald Trump. Each day brings news that creates despair or joy: the pandemic numbers and the voting numbers side by side. And as the world is in the grip of COVID madness, sanity is found in poetry.
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Poetry Main Library 994.51 MELB COV Available