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As a social worker, Lynn supports families in trouble, only to find that her own family is unravelling. Binding is an enjoyable read while shining a light on what is often the secret life of families, exploring the complexity of the relationships within. When her husband reveals his true colours, the strength and vulnerability of mothers is on show. As they move from Sydney to Los Angeles and back, Lynn and her daughters learn to write a new story and together they will have to triumph by doing things in unconventional ways.
This evocative telling of a personal motherhood story connects to a broader narrative about how society views mothers, ultimately asking that we all be more caring and compassionate.

About the author

Lynn Garlick holds a Doctorate of Creative Arts and has lectured in writing and journalism. She is an experienced writer and arts magazine editor. Lynn has extensive experience as a social worker and educator. Her autobiographical work has been published in The Sydney Morning Herald and Griffith Review and nominated for human rights writing and literary awards. Lynn currently works as an executive overseeing the delivery of health and community services. Her professional life has always focused on improving outcomes for individuals and communities.

From BINDING: MORE THAN A MOTHERHOOD MEMOIR First published by Ten Mothers Publishing

Reproduced by permission of Ten Mother’s Publishing

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Poets’ Corner is WestWords’ monthly encounter with celebrated Australian poets, curated by David Ades. Each month a poet is invited to read and talk about their poetry on a theme of the poet’s choice.

In April the guest poet is Brett Dionysius.

B. R. Dionysius was founding Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival. His poetry has been widely published in literary journals, anthologies, newspapers and online. He is the author of one artist’s book, The Barflies’ Chorus (1995, Lyrebird Press), four poetry collections, Fatherlands (2000, Five Islands Press), Bacchanalia (2002, Interactive Press), Bowra (2013, Whitmore Press), Weranga (2013, Walleah Press), a verse novel, UniversalAndalusia (2006, SOI 3) and two chapbooks, The Negativity Bin (2010, PressPress) and The Curious Noise of History (2011, Picaro Press). He won the 2009 Max Harris Poetry Award, was joint winner of the 2011 Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize and was short-listed in the 2017 Montreal International Poetry Prize. His ninth collection, The Wet Tropics will be published in September 2022 by the Calanthe Collective (Mt Tamborine Qld). He lives in Brisbane, teaches English and in his spare time watches birds.

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