July 2021 Fiction Shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

A History of What I'll Become Jill Jones

Paperback | Feb 2020 | UWA Publishing | 9781760801212 | 100pp | 210x140mm | GEN | AUD$22.99, NZD$27.99

In the midst of change, this book comes with its own bewilderment, yielding, and accounting. Where does 'I' begin or where does 'I' become something else, as poet and poem constantly reshape each other? Jones speaks the world as she sees it, with a poetry negotiating the ancient mythic and the now, where boundaries are disordered and rearranged in a geography of emotions. It also pays homage to major influences in various, sometimes playful ways. This book is digressive, idiosyncratic, queer and challenging. At the same time it is rhythmic, lyrical, and recuperative.