The Navigations of Rose de Freycinet
by Judy Johnson
1. The Windswept Cliff of Gender
I swayed for a while at its edge,
breasts swaddled like patients
beneath the institution of a navvy’s uniform.
Felt the flesh of my tongue stinging …
with what? Salt air? The irresistible tickle
of an old sailor’s oath?
Issue 55 Number 1 July 2010
Cover: Annet van der Voort, Tulipa 15
scanogram, archival inkjet print on ilford gallery paper, printed by Fitzgerald Photo Imaging, 70 x 50cm, 2008 – 2009. Image from Annet’s FotoFreo exhibition with Turner Galleries, 18 March to 10 April 2010.