Title

Likes to measure

Document Type

Original Creative Work

Publisher

Hunter Writers Centre

School

School of Arts and Humanities / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology, Education and Communications

RAS ID

23837

Comments

Originally published as: McKenzie, Vahri (2016). Likes to measure. In M. Sala, & G. Osborne (Eds.), Newcastle short story award anthology 2016. Newcastle, NSW: Hunter Writers Centre. Original publication available here

Abstract

The work formally experiments with the possibilities of non-narrative prose, developing strategies that include the poetics of catalogue (listing structures). It thematically explores the possibilities and limits of measuring value in creative arts via the analogy of the protagonist cataloguing many ways to measure herself, literally, and offering ironic closure with the continual improvement of measuring tools. Written during an awarded Fellowship at Varuna Writer’s House with Tegan Bennett Daylight and shortlisted in the national Newcastle Short Story Award.

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