Jennifer Mills is the author of the short story collection The Rest is Weight (UQP, 2012) the novels Gone (UQP, 2011) and The Diamond Anchor (UQP, 2009) and two chapbooks of poems, Treading Earth (Press Press, 2009) and Strike Anywhere. She was named one of the Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Australian Writers in 2012, the winner of the 2008 Marian Eldridge Award for Young Emerging Women Writers, the Pacific Region of the 2008-9 Commonwealth Short Story Competition, and the 2008 Northern Territory Literary Awards: Best Short Story, among many other prizes. Her work has appeared in Meanjin, Hecate, Overland, Heat, the Griffith Review, Best Australian Stories, and New Australian Stories. She is also the fiction editor at Overland. She lives in South Australia.
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Strike Anywhere/La Fosforera
Originally made as a limited edition run of 52 matchbox zines, this bilingual collection of poems in Spanish and English was written after travels in North and Central America in 2008. From the volcanic mountains of Guatemala to the streets of old Havana, the monstrous belly of Mexico City to the markets of Chiapas, it is a compact collection with a powerful fire at its heart.
This is Jennifer Mills' first book of poetry. Its strength and muscularity mark it as a book which will be remembered - not only because they are remarkable in a first book, but because they so easily deliver the original vision and clarity of the poet.
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