Shortlist year: 
2021
Shortlist category: 
Poetry
Published by: 
University of Queensland Press

About the book

Change Machine by Jaya Savige.

Tough and alert, Savige's shapeshifting poems reflect the world in violent transformation. Bodies scarred by history collide in the ruckus of generations, geopolitics and technology. Elegies appear alongside poems that set a pulse to new life, biometric surveillance, leaf blowers, fatbergs, mechanical pets and military coups. A work of fiercely intelligent artistry, 'Change Machine' is shaped, equally, by felling—its wild originality comes from how it forces the two together.