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Ox in Metal: New Poems

by Jennifer Maiden

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Intrinsic to this collection is the image of an ox with metal as flesh or metal as armour, alive, on watch and casting light on perilous situations, signifying the importance of veracity, labour, perseverance, tactics and endurance. 'I woke up and an ox was at the window, gold and silverlike the dawn's dapple around it, and I asked it:"Are you the ox of this Lunar New Year, whose element is metal?"'Here, in superb experiment, the poet inhabits this essence and examines it, combining personal poetic themes and continuing her tireless exploration of political guises and the nature of passion and power.Within this work, the ox can manifest under a window at daybreak to speak, or its energy reflects from characters, and the poet's voice. This energy is an electric thread underpinning the poems, drawing elements together: a wrist functions tenaciously with a broken arm, the author rests on guard at the foot of a loved one's bed, Doctor Donne preaches to the unconvertible, human rights observers organise rescues from a distance. The energy charges and connects characterisations, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Hillary Clinton, Malcolm Turnbull with his cousin Angela playing a thriller writer, John Donne, fictional human rights observers Clare Collins and George Jeffreys, Brookings (an infant hybrid animal), Joe Biden, Abdul Ghani Baradar (the deputy leader of the Taliban), Julian Assange or Gore Vidal.Here an ox-like steadiness is intrinsic to creative process, whether it is the construction of galaxies or someone emerging from a traumatised purgatory. One of Maiden's characters, Carina (created by inhabitants of the Carina Galaxy) explains to a lapful of rescued minks:'There is a softness needed when things are created,a peace and proportion, a steadiness like that herefrom the coolness in the twilight-mingled air.The furrows balance in the earth like geometry,muddy enough for the plough to enter,and they balance like that in the sky.'… (more)
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Intrinsic to this collection is the image of an ox with metal as flesh or metal as armour, alive, on watch and casting light on perilous situations, signifying the importance of veracity, labour, perseverance, tactics and endurance. 'I woke up and an ox was at the window, gold and silverlike the dawn's dapple around it, and I asked it:"Are you the ox of this Lunar New Year, whose element is metal?"'Here, in superb experiment, the poet inhabits this essence and examines it, combining personal poetic themes and continuing her tireless exploration of political guises and the nature of passion and power.Within this work, the ox can manifest under a window at daybreak to speak, or its energy reflects from characters, and the poet's voice. This energy is an electric thread underpinning the poems, drawing elements together: a wrist functions tenaciously with a broken arm, the author rests on guard at the foot of a loved one's bed, Doctor Donne preaches to the unconvertible, human rights observers organise rescues from a distance. The energy charges and connects characterisations, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Hillary Clinton, Malcolm Turnbull with his cousin Angela playing a thriller writer, John Donne, fictional human rights observers Clare Collins and George Jeffreys, Brookings (an infant hybrid animal), Joe Biden, Abdul Ghani Baradar (the deputy leader of the Taliban), Julian Assange or Gore Vidal.Here an ox-like steadiness is intrinsic to creative process, whether it is the construction of galaxies or someone emerging from a traumatised purgatory. One of Maiden's characters, Carina (created by inhabitants of the Carina Galaxy) explains to a lapful of rescued minks:'There is a softness needed when things are created,a peace and proportion, a steadiness like that herefrom the coolness in the twilight-mingled air.The furrows balance in the earth like geometry,muddy enough for the plough to enter,and they balance like that in the sky.'

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