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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 After the Demolition
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'This book has multiple fire exits. This book has too many keys. You can climb through a window into this book. Some of these poems are not on the lease, and you are willing to take it all the way to the Residential Tenancies Authority.

In The Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard says ‘a house constitutes a body of images that give mankind proofs or illusions of stability’. These poems ask what proofs of stability we build when our homes and selves are in perpetual flux.

After the Demolition is about rebuilding as much as it is about taking apart. It is about moving, and about moving on – what we leave behind, and what we attach more firmly to ourselves. When a place is gone – because we’ve given the keys back, or because the locks are lopped off – our attachment can drive us towards saudade, nostalgia, replication. We mythologise the flaws of our past haunts and past lives, and this determines the ways we start over when everything is air rights.'

Source: Author's blurb.

Notes

  • Includes introduction by Keri Glastonbury.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Cordite Press , 2019 .
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      • Published 15 August 2019.
      ISBN: 9780648511625
      Series: y separately published work icon CorditeBooks : Series 3 Melbourne : Cordite Press , 2018-2019 12913973 2018 series - publisher poetry Number in series: 9

Works about this Work

Moving Houses : A Conversation with Zenobia Frost Kate Durbin (interviewer), 2021 single work interview
— Appears in: Los Angeles Review of Books , February 2021;
QUEENSLANDER ZENOBIA FROST’s poetics across books, and Twine projects, shows a keen interest in class and its relationship to place. Her poems enter into the structures Australians occupy in their daily lives, houses, office buildings, and even graves, speaking to the ghosts that occupy them. Her first book, Salt and Bone, published in 2014 with Walleah Press in Tasmania, examined cemetery history and the impacts of class on graveyard security. Frost has received a number of fellowships and premier Australian literary awards, and is a programming director at the Queensland Poetry Festival. Her latest book, After the Demolition, presents the reader with a sumptuous poetics of architecture and loss. The poems are tender queer domestic portraits as much as they are encapsulations of the state of flux that is being a lifelong renter. We corresponded about the housing crises in both the United States and Australia, the relationship between architecture and the body, poems as houses, writing through grief, and contemporary Australian poetics over several days in January 2021.' (Introduction)
 
Anders Villani Reviews After the Demolition by Zenobia Frost Anders Villani , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain [Online] , November 2020;

— Review of After the Demolition Zenobia Frost , 2019 selected work poetry
The Houses That Hold Us : Zenobia Frost's After the Demolition Tony Messenger , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Verity La , April 2020;

— Review of After the Demolition Zenobia Frost , 2019 selected work poetry
Launch : Zenobia Frost's After the Demolition Pascalle Burton , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: Communion Literary Magazine , December no. 12 2019;
September in Poetry Rae White , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , September 2019;

— Review of Autobiochemistry Tricia Dearborn , 2019 selected work poetry ; After the Demolition Zenobia Frost , 2019 selected work poetry ; Fish Song Caitlin Maling , 2019 selected work poetry ; AXIS : Book 2 A. J. Carruthers , 2019 selected work poetry
September in Poetry Rae White , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , September 2019;

— Review of Autobiochemistry Tricia Dearborn , 2019 selected work poetry ; After the Demolition Zenobia Frost , 2019 selected work poetry ; Fish Song Caitlin Maling , 2019 selected work poetry ; AXIS : Book 2 A. J. Carruthers , 2019 selected work poetry
The Houses That Hold Us : Zenobia Frost's After the Demolition Tony Messenger , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Verity La , April 2020;

— Review of After the Demolition Zenobia Frost , 2019 selected work poetry
Anders Villani Reviews After the Demolition by Zenobia Frost Anders Villani , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain [Online] , November 2020;

— Review of After the Demolition Zenobia Frost , 2019 selected work poetry
Launch : Zenobia Frost's After the Demolition Pascalle Burton , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: Communion Literary Magazine , December no. 12 2019;
Moving Houses : A Conversation with Zenobia Frost Kate Durbin (interviewer), 2021 single work interview
— Appears in: Los Angeles Review of Books , February 2021;
QUEENSLANDER ZENOBIA FROST’s poetics across books, and Twine projects, shows a keen interest in class and its relationship to place. Her poems enter into the structures Australians occupy in their daily lives, houses, office buildings, and even graves, speaking to the ghosts that occupy them. Her first book, Salt and Bone, published in 2014 with Walleah Press in Tasmania, examined cemetery history and the impacts of class on graveyard security. Frost has received a number of fellowships and premier Australian literary awards, and is a programming director at the Queensland Poetry Festival. Her latest book, After the Demolition, presents the reader with a sumptuous poetics of architecture and loss. The poems are tender queer domestic portraits as much as they are encapsulations of the state of flux that is being a lifelong renter. We corresponded about the housing crises in both the United States and Australia, the relationship between architecture and the body, poems as houses, writing through grief, and contemporary Australian poetics over several days in January 2021.' (Introduction)
 
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