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Melinda Smith Melinda Smith i(A112255 works by) (a.k.a. Melinda Louise Smith)
Born: Established: 1971 Central West NSW, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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1 1 y separately published work icon Borderless : A Transnational Anthology of Feminist Poetry Saba Vasefi (editor), Melinda Smith (editor), Yvette Holt (editor), Canberra : Recent Work Press , 2021 23092608 2021 anthology poetry

'Borderless presents a collection of brand new, specially commissioned poems from a wide range of contemporary poets reflecting on feminism in its broadest sense. While it builds on the work of previous anthologies, in this one the voices of First Nations, refugee and migrant poets are a deliberate focus. These poems plunge the reader deep into the experience of life in the world, at this moment, in a woman’s body, and explore multitudinous versions of what that can mean.'

Source : publisher's blurb

1 Poem Title : ‘Waking in the Blue’ Melinda Smith , 2021 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 11 no. 1 2021; (p. 90)
1 Zero Sum i "It’s very unladylike to be yelling in the Parliament", Melinda Smith , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: In Your Hands 2020; (p. 109-110)
1 y separately published work icon Man-handled Melinda Smith , Canberra : Recent Work Press , 2020 20910752 2020 selected work poetry

'Man-handled, Melinda Smith’s seventh poetry collection, includes the found-text chapbook Listen, bitch plus new work from the last three years. Its central concern is gendered violence, both verbal and physical. These poems also extend their gaze to violences perpetrated in the names of colonialism, nationalism and capitalism. While this is Smith’s angriest book, it still takes time to celebrate moments of connection and wonder.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Australian Poetry Anthology Sara Saleh (editor), Melinda Smith (editor), Melbourne : Australian Poetry , 2020 20250294 2020 anthology poetry 'Greetings, poets and pool, lovers. Welcome to the Australian Poetry Anthology Vol. 8 (2020), a national anthology with a special focus on the ACI. Each year, while the spread is national. the voices of a different state or territory are showcased. Of the just over 120 poets in this volume, 23 poets are from the ACT. ' (Foreword introduction)
1 Attention, Activism, and Freedom to Move: on Women Blooming, Late and Soon Melinda Smith , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Not Very Quiet , September no. 7 2020;

— Review of Inlandia K. A. Nelson , 2018 selected work poetry ; A Common Garment Anita Patel , 2019 selected work poetry ; Black Tulips Moya Pacey , 2017 selected work poetry ; Acting Like a Girl Sandra Renew , 2019 selected work poetry
1 Total Fabrication i "I am deeply hurt and outraged This is almost unheard of in the television world", Melinda Smith , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Rabbit , no. 28 2019; (p. 40-42)
1 I Do Not Permit a Woman to Teach i "Are you familiar with Foucault? Let a woman learn quietly", Melinda Smith , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Rabbit , no. 27 2019; (p. 12-13)
1 1 y separately published work icon Listen, Bitch Melinda Smith , Caren Florance , Canberra : Ampersand Duck , 2019 18577588 2019 selected work poetry

'Listen, bitch’, he says. ‘Listen, bitch’. That’s what they all say. And we have been. Listening.

'Poet Melinda Smith and artist Caren Florance are back with another excursion into the linguistic and visual pleasures of found text, a joint practice which brought us 2017’s Members Only. With this book, Listen, bitch, they turn their attention to misogynist language, working with a corpus of several decades’ worth of statements by powerful Australian public figures (and other blokes with big platforms). By listening very closely to the snarlings of what Kate Manne calls the law enforcement branch of the patriarchy, these poems attempt to map the lines women are still not supposed to cross in contemporary Australia, and to document the consequences suffered when they do. The results are sometimes harrowing, sometimes ridiculous, and always thought-provoking.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Past Perfect i "You were always receding That day", Melinda Smith , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meniscus , April vol. 7 no. 1 2019; (p. 115)
1 Afternoon at La Pietra i "Someone has silk-stockinged the sun.", Melinda Smith , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meniscus , April vol. 7 no. 1 2019; (p. 114)
1 A Meditation on Time : Melinda Smith Launches ‘The Short Story of You and I’ by Richard James Allen Melinda Smith , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , September no. 27 2019;
1 Bare i "The dead are necessary they are forked like", Melinda Smith , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Verity La , November 2019;
1 The Space Inside His Fist i "A play-doh hand-grab,", Melinda Smith , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , vol. 64 no. 1 2019; (p. 56-57)
1 Only Fair i "It’s an injustice, be a girlfriend.", Melinda Smith , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , May no. 91 2019;
1 Fugal State i "You are always beginning again—", Melinda Smith , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 78 no. 1 2019; (p. 105) Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 10 no. 2 2021; (p. 81-83)
1 #tfw i "There is a sonnet walking toward you", Melinda Smith , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Island , no. 156 2019; (p. 68)
1 Baby___Joy__ i "Ba by Joy", Melinda Smith , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Not Very Quiet , March no. 4 2019;
1 Folly i "I really loved the ‘60s and ‘70s when life", Melinda Smith , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Not Very Quiet , March no. 4 2019;
1 Simmer Down i "Abstract: I'm sensitive to the view of many women", Melinda Smith , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Southerly , December vol. 78 no. 3 2018; (p. 54-56)
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