This article examines Kevin Hart's poem "For Marion, My Sister" using his own reading of Kenneth Slessor's "Five Bells" as outlined in Hart's essay "Differant Curioes". Both poems offer complex versions of a kind of deconstructive elegy that foreground the paradoxes and tensions inherent within language, mourning and death.
"A present absence, an absent presence: reading Kevin Hart's 'For Marion, My Sister',"
Antipodes: Vol. 28
, Article 18.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/antipodes/vol28/iss1/18