The visitor, the guest. The settler, the host. The pariah. Chatelaine is a collection of poems that thrive in the constructed landscape of lyric poetry. They present a mossy, alien cosmology where aeroplanes are forest-like and ‘signifiers turn to pulp outside the window’. Treating voice as a form of occupation and possession, each poem is keenly aware of the space it claims. Together they invite and exorcise fantasies of metamorphosis, reincarnation and belonging – a language and mood inherited through genealogy, an ethics of kin.


ISBN : 978-1-925336-45-0
pp : 96

Available on backorder

1 September 2017

Bonny Cassidy has authored three collections of poetry, most recently Final Theory (Giramondo, 2014), and is co-editor of the anthology Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry (2016). She is feature reviews editor for Cordite Poetry Review and her own poetry, criticism and essays have been widely published in Australia and internationally. She is the recipient of travelling grants and fellowships, most recently to Canada, Ireland, California and Seoul. She runs the popular Sporting Poets reading series in Melbourne, and is program manager and lecturer in Creative Writing, RMIT University.