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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...

  • The Falling Womanby Susan Hawthorne

    Spinifex Press 2006; US$ 12.95

    One woman's journey into the heart's landscape is mirrored by a haunting desert odyssey in this novel told in three voices—Stella, Estella, and Estelle. The narration follows Stella from birth to age 29 as she confronts epilepsy, death, and lesbianism; Estella as she confronts the Australian desert and the metaphoric edge of her consciousness with... more...

  • The Spinifex Quiz Bookby Susan Hawthorne

    Spinifex Press 1993; US$ 9.95

    Who invented hieroglyphics? Who did Einstein?s mathematics? Who led the defence of Viet Nam in 40 AD? Who invented the first computer? Who built the pyramid at Giza? Who developed the merino sheep? Who was the first writer in the world? Who invented the wheel? All were women. When the next person asks: Where are all the famous women artists/inventors/architects/writers/scientists?—this... 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...

  • Earth's Breathby Susan Hawthorne

    Spinifex Press 2009; US$ 12.95

    Situated between the realms of the real and the fantastic, this collection of eco-poetry relays the ferocious power and long-lasting effects of extreme weather events such as cyclones, hurricanes, and typhoons. Exploring the period before, during, and after a cyclone?s arrival, these emotionally charged poems travel from trampled forests and torn... 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...

  • Valenceby Susan Hawthorne

    Spinifex Press 2012; US$ 5.99

    Valence in chemistry, the number of bonds in an element?s atom in linguistics, the number of arguments controlled by a verbal predicate in psychology, the emotional charge something has In this remarkable annotated poem, Susan Hawthorne commits to words the horrors of war that have been left unspoken. She shatters... 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...