Lemons in the Chicken WireAlison Whittaker
At times sensual, always potent, Lemons in the Chicken Wire delivers a collage of work that reflects rural identity through a rich medley of techniques and forms.
It is an audacious, lyrical and linguistically lemon flavoured poetry debut that possesses a rare edginess and seeks to challenge our imagination beyond the ordinary.
Alison Whittaker demonstrates that borders, whether physical or imagined, are no match for our capacity for love.
'Lemons in the Chicken Wire is a cutting collection that explores themes of kinship, sexuality, and social inequality in rural and urban Australia. Whittaker’s evocative imagery transported me to another time and place, and I often felt nostalgic for the “fan-forced” rural summers of my own youth. A must-read!' Review by Darby.