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'Your name is not yours / once it’s in their mouth   

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

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Epigraph:

    "Unlike human beings who either dupe others or are duped, dogs will give an honest bark at the truth. Other dogs bite their enemies, I bite my friends to save them."

    - Diogenes

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Nedlands, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: UWA Publishing , ca. 2020 .
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      Extent: 100p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 1st February 2020
      ISBN: 9781760801199 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Dženana Vucic Reviews Case Notes by David Stavanger Dženana Vucic , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , August no. 102 2021;

— Review of Case Notes David Stavanger , 2020 selected work poetry

'Experience of mental illness presents a paradox that feels impossible for representation in language: it is at once both too personal and yet too universal for easy translation. Everyone has a measure for how it can be done; from Sylvia Plath to My Chemical Romance to Robin Williams, if we have not experienced mental illness ourselves, we have seen a multitude of others grapple with it and have become (we think) discerning arbiters of the real. For the most part, and particularly in pop culture, there seems to be two somewhat incommensurable ways to render the experience legible: earnestly or through humour. In unskilled hands, both options are rife with pitfalls.' (Introduction)

Power, Meaning and Inspiration : Beatriz Copello Reviews ‘Case Notes’ by David Stavanger Beatriz Copello , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , March no. 31 2021;

— Review of Case Notes David Stavanger , 2020 selected work poetry

'David Stavanger is a well- known award-winning writer, performer and psychologist, and his latest collection, Case Notes, has been shortlisted for the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for poetry. The book takes you into a fascinating, quasi psychedelic trip into a mind, a mind sometimes accosted by mental illness and at other times reflecting a god energy in his words. Case Notes has five sections, each section introduced by the Psychology Symbol Ψ, repeating the symbol to number each one.' (Introduction)

Reaching inside You : Ali Whitelock Reviews ‘Case Notes’ by David Stavanger Ali Whitelock , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , September no. 29 2020;

— Review of Case Notes David Stavanger , 2020 selected work poetry

'It has to be said, I’ve never reviewed a poetry collection before. So I’m doing this as I see fit and not according to how a review is meant to be done. I don’t offer myself up as an expert, but as a reader who has been unimaginably moved by this work. Every poem took my breath away. If I could cite every poem from this collection in this ‘review’, I would.' (Introduction)

September in Poetry Shastra Deo , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , September 2020;

— Review of Ask Me About the Future Rebecca Jessen , 2020 selected work poetry ; Blur by The Zhi Yi Cham , 2019 selected work poetry ; Case Notes David Stavanger , 2020 selected work poetry ; Late Murrumbidgee Poems John Muk Muk Burke , 2020 selected work poetry
September in Poetry Shastra Deo , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , September 2020;

— Review of Ask Me About the Future Rebecca Jessen , 2020 selected work poetry ; Blur by The Zhi Yi Cham , 2019 selected work poetry ; Case Notes David Stavanger , 2020 selected work poetry ; Late Murrumbidgee Poems John Muk Muk Burke , 2020 selected work poetry
Reaching inside You : Ali Whitelock Reviews ‘Case Notes’ by David Stavanger Ali Whitelock , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , September no. 29 2020;

— Review of Case Notes David Stavanger , 2020 selected work poetry

'It has to be said, I’ve never reviewed a poetry collection before. So I’m doing this as I see fit and not according to how a review is meant to be done. I don’t offer myself up as an expert, but as a reader who has been unimaginably moved by this work. Every poem took my breath away. If I could cite every poem from this collection in this ‘review’, I would.' (Introduction)

Power, Meaning and Inspiration : Beatriz Copello Reviews ‘Case Notes’ by David Stavanger Beatriz Copello , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , March no. 31 2021;

— Review of Case Notes David Stavanger , 2020 selected work poetry

'David Stavanger is a well- known award-winning writer, performer and psychologist, and his latest collection, Case Notes, has been shortlisted for the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for poetry. The book takes you into a fascinating, quasi psychedelic trip into a mind, a mind sometimes accosted by mental illness and at other times reflecting a god energy in his words. Case Notes has five sections, each section introduced by the Psychology Symbol Ψ, repeating the symbol to number each one.' (Introduction)

Dženana Vucic Reviews Case Notes by David Stavanger Dženana Vucic , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , August no. 102 2021;

— Review of Case Notes David Stavanger , 2020 selected work poetry

'Experience of mental illness presents a paradox that feels impossible for representation in language: it is at once both too personal and yet too universal for easy translation. Everyone has a measure for how it can be done; from Sylvia Plath to My Chemical Romance to Robin Williams, if we have not experienced mental illness ourselves, we have seen a multitude of others grapple with it and have become (we think) discerning arbiters of the real. For the most part, and particularly in pop culture, there seems to be two somewhat incommensurable ways to render the experience legible: earnestly or through humour. In unskilled hands, both options are rife with pitfalls.' (Introduction)

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