‘Fragments of many stars’

Elfie Shiosaki’s stellar collection
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July 2021, no. 433
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Homecoming by Elfie Shiosaki

Magabala Books, $24.99 pb, 143 pp

‘Fragments of many stars’

Elfie Shiosaki’s stellar collection
by
July 2021, no. 433

Noongar and Yawuru poet and academic Elfie Shiosaki writes in the introduction to her new poetry collection, Homecoming, that it is the story of four generations of Noongar women of which she is the sixth. The poems are ‘fragments of many stars’ in her ‘grandmothers’ constellations’. Shiosaki ‘tracks her grandmothers’ stars’ to find her ‘bidi home’. The introduction reads as a beautifully crafted prose poem that contextualises the works that follow.

Jeanine Leane reviews 'Homecoming' by Elfie Shiosaki

Homecoming

by Elfie Shiosaki

Magabala Books, $24.99 pb, 143 pp

Buy this book

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