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Kate Jennings Kate Jennings i(A18028 works by) (a.k.a. Catherine Ruth Jennings)
Born: Established: 20 May 1948 Temora, Temora area, Temora - Ardlethan area, Southeastern NSW, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 1 May 2021 New York (City), New York (State),
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United States of America (USA),
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Americas,

Gender: Female
Expatriate assertion
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1 [Extract] Snake Kate Jennings , 2017 extract novel (Snake)
— Appears in: The Drover's Wife : A Celebration of a Great Australian Love Affair 2017; (p. 77-80)

'A small boy was walking along a bush track, hands stuck in his pockets, lips puckered in a whistle. Sunlight streamed through the leaves, dappling his path. His presence disturbed a flock of corellas, and they burst into the air, wheeling and whirring. The boy watched appreciatively, canting his head, shading his eyes, and continued on his way, until he came to a log. He stepped over i, taking his hands out of his pockets, angling his body, for it was a large log. The snake struck with impersonal dispatch.' (Introduction)

1 Full of Stars i "The world burst open like a pod", Kate Jennings , 2015 single work poetry
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine , no. 61 2015; (p. 65)
1 Mean Streets i "Since the world was ending, Jessie", Kate Jennings , 2015 single work poetry
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine , no. 61 2015; (p. 65)
1 Schematics i "Let's take the world apart and put it back", Kate Jennings , 2015 single work poetry
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine , no. 61 2015; (p. 64)
1 Minstrel's Lament i "An ominous cloud has come out of the west,", Kate Jennings , 2015 single work poetry
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine , no. 61 2015; (p. 64)
1 Cosmopolitan i "It was the night of the apocalypse party,", Kate Jennings , 2015 single work poetry
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine , no. 61 2015; (p. 93)
1 On the Beach i "I stare at the sea, and it watches back.", Kate Jennings , 2015 single work poetry
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine , no. 61 2015; (p. 93)
1 An Apocalypse in Six Genres Kate Jennings , 2015 sequence poetry
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine , no. 61 2015; (p. 93-95)
1 Water Under the Bridge : A Guide to the Murray-Darling Basin Kate Jennings , 2012 single work essay
— Appears in: The Best Australian Essays 2012 2012; (p. 39-47)
1 Everywhere and Nowhere Kate Jennings , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The National Library of Australia Magazine , December vol. 2 no. 4 2010; (p. 23-26)
1 An Otter's Life Kate Jennings , 2010 single work essay
— Appears in: The Monthly , December 2010 - January 2011 no. 63 2010; (p. 34-41)
1 11 y separately published work icon Trouble : Evolution of a Radical : Selected Writings 1970-2010 Kate Jennings , Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2010 Z1673296 2010 selected work essay poetry prose (taught in 2 units)

'In 1970 Kate Jennings, twenty-one, stunned a Sydney anti-war rally with a pull-no-punches speech that put "women's lib" on the map. Brave, impassioned and searing, the speech set the tone for the idiosyncratic career that was to follow. A few years later, she was on her way to New York, where she would make her name as a writer and enjoy a ringside seat at some of the most confronting events of our time.

'Trouble collects Jennings's best work from the last four decades. With a polemical anger tempered by a keen sense of the absurd and a fiercely independent streak, she writes incisively about politics, morality, finance, feminism and the writing life. She describes America with the keen eye of an outsider and looks back at Australia with an expatriate's frankness.

'Trouble is both an unconventional autobiography and a record of remarkable times. From the protest movements of the 1970s, via Wall Street's heyday and dramatic collapse, to the historic election of Barack Obama, Jennings captures the shifts - seismic and subtle, personal and political - that brought us to where we are now. After four decades, Kate Jennings' work is as exhilarating and impossible to categorise - shocking with the shock of recognition - as the day it was written.' (From the publisher's website.)

1 Once a Financial Anchor Kate Jennings , 2009 single work essay
— Appears in: The Best Australian Essays 2009 2009; (p. 111-116)
1 2 Home Truths Kate Jennings , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Monthly , July no. 47 2009; (p. 36-49) The Best Australian Essays 2009 2009; (p. 51-71)

Watching the film Wake in Fright nearly 40 years after its release - 1971 - brought back one good memory for me of life in the bush. Canvas water bags. Nothing like the taste of water from those bags: sweet and earthy. One hangs on the back of a door in the shambles of a mining shack occupied by Doc Tydon, the movie's supposed villain. Not that anyone in the movie drinks water. Heaven forbid. Instead they neck beer and, in the case of Doc Tydon, glug down whiskey in the legendary quantities typical of men on a weekend bender in the Outback. Typical, I should also emphasise, of men the world over who work in isolated areas under punishing conditions, although the pursuit of the Holy Grail of alcoholic oblivion in the Outback is undertaken with an inexorable determination, not so much blunting pain as getting their due. Cracking a few cold ones with your mates - legacy, birthright, entitlement.

2 10 y separately published work icon Stanley and Sophie Kate Jennings , North Sydney : Random House Australia , 2008 Z1457156 2008 single work autobiography

'"Because Stanley came into my life in 2001 and Sophie in 2004, this is a tale, tangentially, about Manhattan in those first confounding years of the new millennium. Years when our lives were a rhubarb of noisy emotion: a devil's chorus of fear, blatting rage, birring anxiety, tweedling incredulity, roupy sorrow."

'Stanley and Sophie is a book that woofs. Ostensibly an animal book, it's about two beloved border terriers in New York City and two monkeys in Bali. It is also a book about terrorism, about grieving, about finding one's way through sadness, and about remaking a life.' (Libraries Australia)

1 Caught in the Klieg Lights Kate Jennings , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: The Best Australian Essays 2005 2005; (p. 234-241)
Kate Jennings attends a Republican National Convention in Madison Square Garden, New York in 2004
1 An Angry Man Kate Jennings , 2004 single work short story
— Appears in: The Big Issue Australia , 27 December 2004 - 18 January 2005 no. 219 2004; (p. 31)
1 The Racket of Money Kate Jennings , 2003 single work essay
— Appears in: The Best Australian Essays 2003 2003; (p. 144-162)
1 Advertisements for Myself Kate Jennings , 2003 single work autobiography
— Appears in: The Sydney Papers , Summer vol. 15 no. 1 2003; (p. 176-191)
1 On My Bedside Table : Kate Jennings Kate Jennings , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 7 June 2003; (p. 6)
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