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About the Book:
A collection of new work by award-winning poet Ann Shenfield. Delving into family trauma in a post-Holocaust context and informed by psychoanalysis, these poems explore identity and the frailty of the human and physical world. A Treatment presents a poetic reflection of family trauma in a post-holocaust context, which is grounded in these times.
These poems articulate the past as it intersects with the present, as well as the way the present writes over what has been before, both in human and ecological terms. The writing elucidates of a version of truth while touching on something of the ephemeral. A Treatment raises questions of identity as it speaks to the precariousness of both the human and physical world in all their incomprehensibility.
About the Author:
Ann Shenfield’s poetry has received various awards including the Judith Wright Poetry Prize for You Can Get Only So Close On Google Earth, which was also a finalist for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards. Her animated films have also received prizes and screened at numerous festivals including selection to the Official Competition at Berlin.
Cover artwork: Ann Shenfield, Versions of a Snowflake, 2022