Nat Dianne Texler


The following poem is a creative submission first performed at the Creative Art(i)culationsevent as part of the 2017 South Australian Postgraduate and ECR Gender, Sex, and Sexuality Studies conference: “Art(i)culations of Violence” in Adelaide, South Australia. The original concept began during Dr Quinn Eades’s workshop “Art(i)culating the Body” in 2016 and matured through a year’s worth of involvement and discovery. Duck seeks to provide an explication of the emotional violences that can be committed to oneself through memory, and the apprehension of future dangers born of anxiety. It also illuminates the perspective of the verbatim experience—the poem has a basis in real world understandings of the poet, and commentates on the various forms of coping used to “make sense” of past inciting incidents.


Violence; Poem; Art; Performance; Creative Writing

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