Maxine Beneba Clarke / Carrying The World

Maxine Beneba Clarke / Carrying The World

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Winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Poetry 2017
Shortlisted for the Colin Roderick Award 2017

'One of the most compelling voices in Australian poetry this decade' - Overland Literary Journal

A haunting visit to the International Museum of Slavery, in Liverpool England. A feisty young black girl pushing back against authority. The joy and despair of single parenthood. A love-hate relationship with words.

ABIA and Indie award winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke (author of Foreign Soil and The Hate Race) is one of Australia's most innovative and celebrated poets. This collection brings the best of a decade-long international poetry career to the page.