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  • The Butterfly Effectby Susan Hawthorne

    Spinifex Press 2006; US$ 12.95

    The flap of a butterfly's wing in one part of the world can cause devastating storms on the other side, just as the word "lesbian"—a force full of vitality and world-changing creativity—can destroy families and bring down governments. Evoking the ancient worlds of pre-Vedic and Sapphic lovers, medieval jonglaresas , and nuns "fingering petals and... more...

  • Wild Politicsby Susan Hawthorne

    Spinifex Press 2004; US$ 16.95

    The personal and the political, the local and the global—divergent perspectives are synthesized in this visionary examination of globalization and how it affects individual lives. Personal stories of urban and rural living reveal the many varieties of experience and how Western culture has created both immense wealth and poverty. Discussions of primary... more...

  • Birdby Susan Hawthorne

    Spinifex Press 1999; US$ 9.95

    Birds don?t fly with leads, says thirteen-year-old Avis when confronted by the limitations imposed on her at school. She has epilepsy and some of the teachers want to stop her participating in the sport she loves most. Susan Hawthorne captures the voice and longings of a child at the edge of self-realisation. This collection draws on the experience... more...

  • Cowby Susan Hawthorne

    Spinifex Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    An intriguing approach to the rewriting of myth, this poetry collection journeys through the history of languages and symbolic traditions. Through main character Queenie, a cow of many abilities, these poems delve into the creation of the universe as Queenie fashions the galaxies and travels through the sky as a herd of stars. Delightful and surprising,... more...

  • The Spinifex Quiz Bookby Hawthorne Susan

    Spinifex Press 1993; US$ 9.95

    When the next person asks: Where are all the famous women artists/inventors/architects/writers/scientists? — this book will make it easy to find their names. more...

  • Birdby Susan Hawthorne

    Spinifex Press 1999; US$ 9.95

    Thirteen-year-old Avis confronts the limitations imposed on her at school. She has epilepsy and some of the teachers want to stop her participating in the sport she loves most. more...

  • Wild Politicsby Hawthorne Susan

    Spinifex Press 2002; US$ 19.95

    Looking for a new way forward, or a different explanation? Susan Hawthorne challenges the universal endorsement of global western culture with her concept of biodiversity, arguing that biodiversity is a useful metaphor for understanding social, political, and economic relations in the globalised world of the twenty-first century. more...

  • Falling Womanby Hawthorne Susan

    Spinifex Press 2003; US$ 14.95

    The Falling Woman charts one woman's journey into the heartland. It is a journey taken across the desert, into the heart of memory, and into the mythic heart, that place to which we return in times of crisis. more...

  • The Butterfly Effectby Hawthorne Susan

    Spinifex Press 2005; US$ 14.95

    The butterfly effect is a concept from physics in which it is surmised that small actions can have enormous consequences, and that the flutter of a butterfly's wing on one side of the world can cause devastating storms on the other side. more...

  • Earth's Breathby Susan Hawthorne

    Spinifex Press 2009; US$ 12.95

    It's an eye that radiates out from the personal to the communal, tracking its subject matter through the lenses of history and myth. Susan Hawthorne's poetry shifts with seismic intensity, from tranquility to roar, bureaucratic inertia to survival, and the slow recovery from destruction to regeneration. more...