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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 The Fox Petition
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'New poems by Australia's foremost political poet, written in response to the social crises that confront us now.

'Jennifer Maiden's new collection deals with xenophobia and the rejection of otherness, whether immigrant or domestic. It takes as its emblem the fox, representing our fear of the introduced and ill-reputed, but its title also refers to the petition of the great Whig statesman, Charles James Fox, for the rights of all people, including freedom of speech and habeas corpus. Fox himself is the subject of some of the poems, while others focus on the crisis in Greece, Hillary Clinton and Eleanor Roosevelt reflecting on poverty and human rights in Iowa, and the development of Julie Bishop in relation to the vulnerability and sensibility engendered by politics and crisis. There is a dialogue between Obama and Gandhi on the methods needed to ensure political results, Kevin Rudd tries to explain Manus Island to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Keith Murdoch and his son Rupert discuss their attempts at idealism in the glass penthouse apartment of the latter.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Katharine.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Artarmon, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Giramondo Publishing , 2015 .
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      Extent: 96p.
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      • Published 1st November 2015
      ISBN: 9781922146946
      Series: y separately published work icon Giramondo Poets Giramondo Publishing (publisher), Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2006- Z1440074 2006 series - publisher

Works about this Work

Collusion : Three New Poetry Collections Peter Kenneally , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 380 2016; (p. 50-51)

— Review of The Fox Petition Jennifer Maiden , 2015 selected work poetry ; Breaking the Days Jill Jones , 2015 selected work poetry ; Exhumed Cassandra Atherton , 2015 selected work poetry
Jennifer Maiden : The Fox Petition Martin Duwell , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Review , vol. 11 no. 2016;

— Review of The Fox Petition Jennifer Maiden , 2015 selected work poetry
Marissa Ker Reviews The Fox Petition by Jennifer Maiden Marissa Ker , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain [Online] , February 2016;

— Review of The Fox Petition Jennifer Maiden , 2015 selected work poetry
Poet Locates Human Comedy in Politics Gregory Day , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23 January 2016; (p. 16)

— Review of The Fox Petition Jennifer Maiden , 2015 selected work poetry
Siobhan Hodge Reviews Jennifer Maiden’s The Fox Petition Siobhan Hodge , 2016 single work review essay
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain [Online] , September 2016;
'In her latest collection, Jennifer Maiden continues her politically-charged examinations of Australia in a richly historical and simultaneously contemporaneous poetics. The Fox Petition is a deft examination of a range of issues, central to which is the notion of belonging or not belonging – native or immigrant – and the ironies and hypocrisies involved in such distinctions.' (Introduction)
Poet Locates Human Comedy in Politics Gregory Day , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23 January 2016; (p. 16)

— Review of The Fox Petition Jennifer Maiden , 2015 selected work poetry
Simon Eales Reviews Jennifer Maiden and Stefanie Bennett Simon Eales , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 October no. 52.0 2015;

— Review of The Fox Petition Jennifer Maiden , 2015 selected work poetry ; The Vanishing Stefanie Bennett , 2015 selected work poetry
Marissa Ker Reviews The Fox Petition by Jennifer Maiden Marissa Ker , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain [Online] , February 2016;

— Review of The Fox Petition Jennifer Maiden , 2015 selected work poetry
Jennifer Maiden : The Fox Petition Martin Duwell , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Review , vol. 11 no. 2016;

— Review of The Fox Petition Jennifer Maiden , 2015 selected work poetry
Collusion : Three New Poetry Collections Peter Kenneally , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 380 2016; (p. 50-51)

— Review of The Fox Petition Jennifer Maiden , 2015 selected work poetry ; Breaking the Days Jill Jones , 2015 selected work poetry ; Exhumed Cassandra Atherton , 2015 selected work poetry
Siobhan Hodge Reviews Jennifer Maiden’s The Fox Petition Siobhan Hodge , 2016 single work review essay
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain [Online] , September 2016;
'In her latest collection, Jennifer Maiden continues her politically-charged examinations of Australia in a richly historical and simultaneously contemporaneous poetics. The Fox Petition is a deft examination of a range of issues, central to which is the notion of belonging or not belonging – native or immigrant – and the ironies and hypocrisies involved in such distinctions.' (Introduction)
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