Nadia Rhook

Nadia Rhook

Nadia Rhook a non-Indigenous historian, educator, and poet, who lectures in History and Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia, on Whadjuk Noongar boodja. Nadia has published widely on linguistic and medical histories of colonial Victoria, and is interested in relationships between poetry, history, and the body. Her first poetry collection is boots (UWA Publishing, 2020), and her second collection, Second Fleet Baby, will be released by Fremantle Press in August this year.

Nadia Rhook reviews ‘Borderless: A transnational anthology of feminist poetry’ edited by Saba Vasefi, Melinda Smith, and Yvette Holt

May 2022, no. 442 23 March 2022
Nadia Rhook reviews ‘Borderless: A transnational anthology of feminist poetry’ edited by Saba Vasefi, Melinda Smith, and Yvette Holt
‘Borderless’ is ‘a transnational anthology of feminist poetry’, arranged alphabetically with no themed sections, that I read slowly, out of paginated order, and savoured. Is ‘Borderless’ a description or an ideal? I wondered, as I returned, between poems, to look at the cover image of a multi-coloured painted woman, a body located in no place I could discern. Does ‘Borderless’ refe ... (read more)