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Ian C Smith’s work has appeared in, Amsterdam Quarterly, Antipodes, cordite, Poetry New Zealand, Poetry Salzburg Review, Southerly, & Two-Thirds North.  His seventh book is wonder sadness madness joy, Ginninderra (Port Adelaide).  He writes in the Gippsland Lakes area of Victoria, and on Flinders Island, Tasmania.
 

Of the autobiographical prose poems featured here, Ian says…

‘Youngsters' harsh lives often result in self-loathing. Not recognising their affinity with mirrors of themselves, harshness is repeated, a kind of vicious cycle.’

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