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       Nicola Bowery


'married to this ground'

Invocation, 'as lichen'

the bed


Re-greeting Australia the motherland

'married to this ground'

Meredith McKinney. Braidwood, NSW
- June 14th, 2014

Kathleen Kituai. Manning Clark House, Canberra, ACT
- August 7th, 2014

Nicola Bowery

"These poems celebrate the miracles of everyday life – the intimacy of home, the spell of being grounded in a particular place, and the potential for grace in the domestic and day-to-day. Bowery’s poems are a glorious balancing act: stillness and silence coupled with the strong, sinewy, subversive and ecstatic. With her focus on the minutiae of life – lichens, birds, the colour of the sky, the sounds of trees - Bowery reminds us of the primacy of nature and of place. The trajectory of here to there, from Geebung (her home) to elsewhere, small to large, that Bowery traces, places home with its daily routines, quietness and moments of reverence firmly at the centre, as the earth/heart that encompasses a huge and astonishing universe."

Adrienne Eberhard

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