…nothing has changed then since high school, since Sydney in the 1980s with its garage bands and women’s marches and university bars and hungover Sunday recovery meals at the Malaya when it was still by Central Station, before we all became solid.
From the Afterword:
Gladland is a poetic tale of what heartbreak can and can’t do to a modern woman. Set to a 1970s psychosonic soundtrack, and staged in various cities from Detroit to Rome and Perth, these poems are glamrock operettas of everyday life, well-versed in its romantic absurdities and glories.
About Susan Bradley Smith
Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Curtin University, Perth, and Professor of Poetry at John Cabot University in Rome, her latest books include the verse novel The Postcult Heart, and the writing and wellbeing memoir Friday Forever.