King, Mark J. (2010) Hunger. [Creative Work]
Poet's statement: My father died of pancreatic cancer a few years ago, and since then other family members and friends have developed cancer. Some have recovered, perhaps temporarily, while for others the prospect is one of inevitable decline, raising questions about when the point is reached where death is preferable to life. This poem expresses the ambiguity of visceral urges which could be towards either continued life or a relieving death.
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|Item Type:||Creative Work (Textual Work)|
|Measurements or Duration:||Vol 2 Issue 2|
|Published Source:||Hektoen International Journal|
|Publisher:||Hektoen Institute of Medicine|
|Keywords:||cancer and death, dying, lingering illness, poetry of death|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)|
|Deposited On:||28 Jun 2010 11:55|
|Last Modified:||15 Dec 2010 23:01|
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