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Jane Gibian

Jane Gibian

Jane Gibian is a poet and librarian whose new collection of poetry is Beneath the Tree Line (Giramondo, 2021). Her work has been anthologised most recently in Contemporary Australian Poetry (Puncher and Wattman) and Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry (Hunter). 

Jane Gibian reviews 'What We Carry: Poetry on childbearing' edited by Ella Kurz, Simone King, and Claire Delahunty

September 2021, no. 435 19 August 2021
On her explosive, feminist début album Dry (1992), a young P.J. Harvey sang ‘Look at these my childbearing hips’, proudly proclaiming women’s strength and physicality. The word ‘childbearing’ conjures strong feelings and images for many of us – whether of childbirth, sleep deprivation, devotion, or a whole new way of life. It signifies much more than childbirth itself and is a fitting ... (read more)