being both Maori and Pakeha. Now I am luxuriating in the way a sequence of poem unfolds, the way it takes you surprise and transports heart and mind. They are a staff writer at The Pantograph Punch, have a collection of poems out in AUP New Poets 6, and often write about the water. I definitely edit stuff if I think it needs to ‘sound better’ or if there are awkward sentence structures that need ‘smoothing out’. Vanessa to Ben: Your writing spans several languages through words and phrases – from English to Japanese to te reo Māori. Ben to Chris: In Gravity (btw it’s stunning) It seems you’ve drawn on the place and experience before birth. What motivates you to write about a specific moment in particular? The contrast and the juxtaposition of colours has always inspired me. Her work is informed by waterways, shifting identities and the resonance of trauma and intimacy. Gravity was more drawn from the place and experience of the immediate post birth: The midwife was fiddling around with the placenta (we’ve still got them in our freezer!) She graduated from Auckland University of Technology with a degree in Sculpture in 2017. Between 2003 and 2010 he recorded three studio albums with his band Uminari and toured in Japan, Australia and New Zealand. His lens is so wide, but he is able to pull it all together into his single stream of consciousness. He faces big subjects such as birth, death and love, and rejuvenates them to the point your skin pricks as you read. I did feel a bit like I really had to get it down; the initial brainstorm happened very quickly, but it took me about three months to work on it. AUP New Poets 6 eBook: Crofskey, Vanessa, Kemp, Ben, Stewart, Chris, Jackson, Anna: Amazon.com.au: Kindle Store Fantastic question. Vanessa has written for The Pantograph Punch, Dear Journal, Hainamana, Scum Mag and the NZ Herald, and performed at this year’s Auckland Writer’s Festival. I’m not sure any poet truly accepts themselves! Every poem in this sequence hits the right potent note. The Auckland University Press series devoted to new poets was launched in 1999 and featured the work of Anna Jackson, Sarah Quigley and Raewyn Alexander. Chris to Ben: You make links between cultures in your poems. Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Walt Whitman, because he so acutely mined his own consciousness, both evolution and devolution. Thanks to editor Anna Jackson’s mighty work, AUP NEW POETS has come back with a bang. What does the craft give you in return? Every decision I make is about ‘how will this affect my family?’ That includes putting work and writing behind that. Kiwi Asian women poets have strong opinions. ( Log Out /  carrying the burden of my impatience, they vent it. It can actually affect my relationships, like, if all I want to do is sit down and write a poem, and someone else needs me to do something, then I can get quite irritated. Vanessa Crofskey’s poetry was already familiar to me but her sequence, ‘ Shopping List of Small Violences’ widens my appreciation of where and how her poetry roams. I also often use space to replace punctuation because it declutters the page. She graduated from Auckland University of Technology with a degree in Sculpture in 2017. I have ADHD so I think I just jump around in my brain anyway!!!! It takes a lot of brain space to organise yourself in order to create art… I get very little time that I can actually allocate to that; it’s usually between 8-10pm, and I’m usually buggered from the non-stop day, so unless I have a specific idea for a poem that is churning away and I’m really motivated to drive that forward, I just don’t do it. I like space, and the careful arrangement of the poem on the page creates breathing space for the eye. Thank you to the poets for their poetry, to Sam Elworthy and all the team at Auckland University Press and to editor Nick Ascroft, for bringing this book into the world. Vanessa Crofskey Chris Stewart Anna Jackson Plus others to be announced In stores now: Post-it notes and shopping lists, Japanese monks and children's lungs: AUP New Poets 6 is a deep dive into the rich diversity of New Zealand poetry today. I mean, childbirth is kind of a cosmic experience. She was her last university’s former slam champion, and award-winning poet, and has performed and published a range of art and literature. Her latest collection of poetry is available with AUP New Poets Volume 6. We need poetry at a time like this and if we can’t buy books, we can read the books we have, and if we run out of books, we won’t run out of poetry on the internet, and if we have to self-isolate, we don’t have to be alone. requests entries for poetry., fiction, photography, drawings'or Continued on Page 4C Pounding the Pavement Has Never Been So Rewarding. Generally, we can trace a handful of key ingredients in every culture. ( Log Out /  He has a BA in History and Art History with minors in English and Education from the University of Otago and two graduate diplomas in teaching. The book is beautiful – I can’t wait to share my thoughts on it soon. I often pierce my hands through the earth, arms dug deep. Vanessa Crofskey is a Chinese/European artist who moves fluidly between poetry, theatre and contemporary art. To be reading at such a human and humane level is significant. I am hungry for poetry that offers facets of humanity, of humaneness. Every word must serve a purpose and be innately linked to the whole of the poem. I like making things out of words – things that sound cool and mean something. Here are the final verses: Ah. As she navigates form, she navigates being comfortable in her own skin. World War I didn’t just take place on distant battlefields. Aup New Poets 6 | Jackson, Anna, Crofskey, Vanessa, Kemp, Ben | ISBN: 9781869409098 | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. She graduated from Auckland University of Technology with a degree in Sculpture in 2017. The other aspect of Whitman that I have always enjoyed is the way he is able to weave tenderness, fragility, intimacy and brazenness. I do try to make my sentences sound ‘correct’. But the lower case thing… I guess what I’d add to my answer to Ben’s question would be I think some poets, for example Nick Ascroft is one, use capitals at the beginning of every line, and I think this might be an appeal to tradition… Maybe I don’t really care about tradition? Is there a particular poem that you think is a good example of that? Each poem starts off with the phrase “I am”, working through whatever ‘I’ decides to be on that page. Defining culture through one ingredient is fascinating to me. She was a Rising Voices National Finalist and the 2015 UoA Slam Champion. In saying that, as a secondary school teacher, I often feel I put more energy into other people’s kids than my own kids. She has performed in Auckland, Wellington and Kuala Lumpur. The movements in hand, saying we love each other …. The stories were mystical and deeply embedded in the natural world. Vanessa Mei Crofskey is an artist and writer based in Tāmaki Makaurau. Paula Green is a poet, children's author, reviewer and anthologist living on Auckland's West Coast. I write poetry because I want to make things. Being a creative person, it’s really difficult to settle into a creative process. The poem ‘mummy’ is one example of where I’ve done that, though – I think that’s more about pace than meaning. What effect do you think that adds to the poem? Welcome to AUP New Poets 6 launch. A big shout out to the Sweet Mammalian crew for selecting it (Hannah Mettner, Magnolia Wilson, and Morgan Bach); I think it was the second poem that I ever got published, and it really made me think, ‘yeah, I can do this’. This is a collection of poems that deserves a party so thank you to Paula Green for organising this poetry party on Poetry Shelf, and thank you to Time Out Bookstore who would have been hosting an actual launch with people actually at it, if we weren’t all now in lock-down. And in AUP NEW POETS 6 (our second in the new format, this time a book in rumpled bed sheets), the poets turn things inside out and upside down. Chris to Vanessa: The poem PTSD memes for the anxious / avoidant teen: I find the grid form quite innovative. Tokyo was where he discovered his passion for Kabuki theatre and Japanese film and literature. It moves from Ben Kemp’s slow-paced attentive readings of place and people, in a selection moving between Japan and New Zealand, to the velocity of Vanessa Crofskey’s fierce, funny, intimate and political poetry, which takes the form of shopping lists, post-it notes, graphs, erasures, a passenger arrival card and even *poetry*, and finally to Chris Stewart’s visceral take on the domestic, the nights cut to pieces by teething, the gravity of love and the churn of time. Powered by Create your own unique website with … I get that when i’m in the middle of writing something and it gets to the point where the language I’ve gathered starts to fit together and it all seems to drive itself. For me, reading during level four was like collecting gleams and shards. These ladies are not afraid to rage against the machines. Poetry, for example, is a way of becoming. Vanessa Mei Crofskey reads ‘”Something in the Water” by Brooke Fraser’. So I’m sorry that our launch can only be virtual because I would have loved to see Vanessa and Chris in live action (and Ben coming in over the ether) but thanks to Paula for hosting us here and to the great team who made the book: editor Nic Ascroft and proofer Louise Belcher; designer Greg Simpson; Creative New Zealand for the funding and the lovely AUP team, Katharina Bauer, Sophia Broom and Andy Long. Punctuation tends to ‘direct’ the reader, and I don’t want to do that. I suppose I’m writing from a place of only just beginning to know myself and yet it feels like that is such a public journey, people put things and assumptions on you before you even make the first step. He carries Aotearoa into every poem, regardless of the setting, while his experience in Japan also deeply permeates his point of view. I guess it’s the bigness of the universe that I draw on to compare to the small moments that seem big. Food is a sensory experience, the transition from material, to the tongue, to chemicals in the brain, to emotion is mind-blowing to me. So you’re always battling against something or clearing away the debris before you find your pathway. The commas thing: well, I don’t usually like using punctuation at all for a variety of reasons. AUP New Poets 6 (English Edition) eBook: Crofskey, Vanessa, Kemp, Ben, Stewart, Chris, Jackson, Anna: Amazon.de: Kindle-Shop Wählen Sie Ihre Cookie-Einstellungen Wir verwenden Cookies und ähnliche Tools, um Ihr Einkaufserlebnis zu verbessern, um unsere Dienste anzubieten, um zu verstehen, wie die Kunden unsere Dienste nutzen, damit wir Verbesserungen vornehmen können, und um Werbung … She has written for The Spinoff, Gloria Books, New Zealand Herald, Dear Journal, Hainamana and other serious publishing places. I think that’s what beauty feels like to me, dangerous and bumpy, so it didn’t make sense for the way it was written to be glossy. For me his poems are deeply attached to home, to a way of grounding place, of establishing anchors. Congratulations Anna Jackson, Vanessa Crofskey, Ben Kemp and Chris Stewart. I used Maori gods and placed them in an unfamiliar setting, in order to sharpen a sense of displacement. What is interesting to you, or important, about using the phrases of the original languages (without necessarily prefacing or explaining them)? I also want the line break to do work: surprise, ambiguous meanings, pace etc… In saying that, I do shy away from finishing and starting different sentences on the same line without full stops. Of how being human is neither formulaic nor flippant. Ben Kemp works as a primary school teacher in Papua New Guinea where he has lived for the past three years with his diplomat wife and three children. A couple of poems near the end situate the poet as son, and the ominous mother father portraits hold out dark hints. Vanessa has published and presented widely as an interdisciplinary artist – in performance spaces, galleries, festivals plus digital and print publications. 249341-F-A.rYur-r'l-,i~- . ' The poetry welcomes both here and there. STAY HOME DIARY. I fear for the environment and our disregard for it horrifies and frightens me. POLLYANNA-ISH III: AND YET; COLUMNS. I suppose elevating the mundane is one way of putting it. I had the attention span of a gnat. Interesting question. He was born in Gisborne, has Rongowhakaata roots, grew up in Manutuke and Matawhero, lived in Australia for six years and ten in Japan. Vanessa Mei Crofskey is an artist and writer based in Tāmaki Makaurau. Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Why have you chosen not use commas throughout? Ben to Chris: Why do you write poetry? These experiences really shaped me. Each volume features three poets, a number of whom have since published highly regarded collections of their own (for example Chris Tse, Sonya Yelich, Reihana Robinson). That’s the fun bit. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! : JULY; IF I’M A WATER-BEARING … I Am A Human Being is Jackson Nieuwland’s debut poetry collection, published by Compound Press. It comes down to our mother tongue, to languages that are imposed, expectations on how we use language, and our own private relationships with how we speak ourselves. I Don't Know the Word for Depression in Mandarin by Vanessa Crofskey Vanessa Crofskey is a mixed race Chinese poet, born and raised in New Zealand, who misses Malaysia often. I want people to think about what’s been removed and hidden, and perhaps why. Change ). The anthology brings together  voices speaking in multiple poetic forms, across multiple subjects, in shifting tones and hues. an online archive of diary entries by Asian artists and writers, … She loves making spreadsheets and collages. If so, thanks for the compliment! Home About ART WRITING INTERVIEWS THE BIG IDEA Challenge It All In Your Artistic Practice ... POETRY SHELF AUP New Poets Six. Post-it notes and shopping lists, Japanese monks and children's lungs: AUP New Poets 6 is a deep dive into the rich diversity of New Zealand poetry today. Post-it notes and shopping lists, Japanese monks and children's lungs: AUP New Poets 6 is a deep dive into the rich diversity of New Zealand poetry today.Relaunched under the editorship of Anna Jackson in 2019, AUP New Poets 6 includes substantial selections from the poetry of Ben Kemp, Vanessa Crofskey and Chris Stewart. Is it instinctual? I do think that people must just have their own sense of rhythm that comes out in their writing style, in the same way as you can listen to some people talk, and others: not so much… I don’t set out to write ‘rhythmic’ poetry – I do try to work with symbolism and imagery purposefully, though. And Chris Stewart, well his poetry is from Christchurch as a husband and a father, which may or may not be a first for us but we like it very much. : AUGUST + SEPTEMBER ; IF I’M A WATER-BEARING AIR SIGN DOES THAT MAKE ME PERSPIRATION? What drives you? Vanessa Mei Crofskey reads ‘”Something in the Water” by Brooke Fraser’ This poem was published in the latest issueof Starling(Starling10). The sequence establishes a series of bridges between Japan and Aotearoa. I like to strip it all back to the essential nature of words themselves. Once the words come out, I’m quite detached from them in the editing process; I just want to make them ‘work’ as a piece of writing, and sometimes that involves ‘deleting’ those lines and phrases that I may feel the most connected to – you’ve got to be a bit detached from the ‘forces of nature’ if you’re going to ‘kill your babies’ so to speak. I’ve always been taught that small moments are powerful in writing, so I guess I do try to focus on moments in detail just because I think that’s what good writing does… A specific moment in real life can be a trigger, and I find once I start to unpack it in writing, a lot of symbolism and meaning can fall out of it, so unpacking a moment works for me. Astonishing. In the darkness that is their light they are whole. I think identity politics in general can be a bizarre and wild minefield to navigate. Glorious, simply glorious. However we are now at level one, the sun is shining after endless rain and thunder, the political point scoring is on mute, I am listening to opera divas in my earpiece, the bread is cooling, and I can return to the collection with more focus. Chris to Vanessa: ‘peak hour Kmart lines of salmon dancing’. Vanessa Crofskey (born in 1996) is a writer and artist of Hokkien Chinese and Pākehā descent. How do you think your present surroundings/ being from Aotearoa New Zealand impacts the way you write? I hitched a ride on that wind-blowing orchestra, my consciousness, and perfect white sunlight on a vast bed of sand …. Vanessa graduated from Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor's degree in Visual Arts (2017). Vanessa to Chris: There is a force of nature that lies beneath your poems. Just as with Chris’s sequence, the poet produces poems that matter greatly, that broadcast self along myriad airwaves. Vanessa Mei Crofskey reads ‘”Something in the Water” by Brooke Fraser’. Vanessa Crofskey is a writer and artist whose style has been described as both introspective and “on fire”. IF I’M A WATER-BEARING AIR SIGN DOES THAT MAKE ME PERSPIRATION? She advocates for complex trauma survivors and those with attention deficit disorder, plus is very funny and knows a lot about what snacks to eat. I think there’s only a couple of poems that play with astronomical imagery. He regularly attends the monthly open mic event ‘Catalyst’, a forum for literary and performance poets in Christchurch. Most importantly, he is a son, a brother, a husband, and a father. It’s challenging but interesting! Vanessa currently works for The Pantograph Punch as a staff writer, and as a curator at Window Gallery (University of Auckland). I do feel comfortable using a more relaxed style of punctuation because it opens bits of a poem more to interpretation – I don’t think my grammar is casual, though. Luckily, the midwife was there! There were opportunities to hear people read and talk about things beyond our local venues. I love this collection, which brings together three such different poets as Ben Kemp, Vanessa Crofskey and Chris Stewart. Underground are the ancestors lined up in single file. Settle back with a glass of wine or a cup of tea and enjoy the launch. Vanessa Crofskey is an artist and writer interested in bodily architecture and swimming. What do you think your poems are saying about that? The collection was launched on Poetry Shelf during lockdown, level four, with a series of readings, poems and interviews. They are a staff writer at The Pantograph Punch, have a collection of poems out in AUP New Poets 6, and often write about the water. I think it’s ironic that people own your identity more than you do yourself. Perhaps the most  gripping poem is the longer ‘The Essence of I’, an ode to Walt Whitman. I feel quite guilty if I think I’m not ‘present’ for my kids. Vaughan Rapatahana presents Part 2 of his feature on New Zealand Asian women poets. Vanessa Crofskey is a Chinese/European artist whose practice spans the boundaries of installation, poetry and performance. Food also forms the cornerstone of a culture. It was supposed to happen in hospital… but it happened on the veranda on the way to the car. There are a couple of poems in there that I’ve punctuated ‘correctly’. ( Log Out /  Vanessa Mei Crofskey is an artist and writer based in Tāmaki Makaurau. Vanessa is an artist and writer based in Tāmaki Makaurau. I am of mixed ethnicity and that has always created huge tension in me. I think it is  a lot about the phonetic beauty of language and how they interact with English when placed alongside each other. A 1-75, Exit 5, Lake Park Minutes south of Valdosta 229-559-6822 Monday-Saturday 9-8, Sunday 10-6 www.lakeparkoutlets.com. Vanessa Crofskey is a young multidisciplinary artist whose practice spans the boundaries of text, performance and installation. One poem links the health of the newborn to the health of a genealogy of grandmothers. AUP NEW Poets 6 is a glorious read. You can order the book from your favourite bookshop once they are open. For many of those who served, the war brought them to Auckland. His artistic work has often explored the nexus between Japanese and Māori/Polynesian culture. If you want to get a sense of the effects it can create in terms of ambiguity and pace, check her stuff out. i’m so authentic i use chopsticks to eat macaroni, and go to ponsonby central to eat chinese, i don’t carry hot sauce in my bag but i do bring soy to the party, my favourite movie of all time is studio ghibli, and my dad is the white side of the family, every time auckland council says ‘diversity targets’, my phone vibrates, i get suggested ads for the national party in chinese, and that think piece on bubble tea is a redirect to my. ABOUT. I was told to use capitals for words like ‘Russian’ and stuff like that, though, and I didn’t mind that. Post-it notes and shopping lists, Japanese monks and children's lungs: AUP New Poets 6 is a deep dive into the rich diversity of New Zealand poetry today.Relaunched under the editorship of Anna Jackson in 2019, AUP New Poets 6 includes substantial selections from the poetry of Ben Kemp, Vanessa Crofskey and Chris Stewart. We move from Kemp's slow-paced attentive readings of place and people, in a selection moving between Japan and New Zealand, to the velocity of Vanessa Crofskey's fierce, funny, intimate and political poetry, which takes … Chris Stewart was born in Wellington but grew up in Christchurch. softer in the tractor tracks, we tough hands. I sat for days contemplating its meaning to me. Still at a snail’s pace. Also a source of guilt. In poems, we endeavour to express emotions in a new way, constantly exploring alternative perspectives and all the space in between. Vanessa Mei Crofskeyis an artist and writer based in Tāmaki Makaurau. Known for being both “introspective” and “on fire”, her performance salon debut at the Auckland Fringe Festival […] I take the stance that writing is just words, rather than being in any way connected to, like, my spiritual essence or something. I think that most of the poetry I read comes from NZ poets; I like to keep up to date with the contemporary journals, and of course there may be some features of language that happen subconsciously in my poems that are just because I’m ‘a New Zealander’, but putting ‘New Zealandness’ into my poems is not something that is ever at the forefront of my mind when I sit down to write. and commenting on what it looked like and what it meant. How important do you think space on the page is to a poem, and what informs your choices about that in terms of form? Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Ben’s poetry is alive with physical detail, sometimes ornate, sometimes shimmering with the deceptive simplicity reminiscent of haiku or tanka. I was inspired by the bingo memes I saw all over the internet that related common experiences to each other, it seemed like a way to confess certain behaviours or feelings without making yourself isolated or vulnerable. I loved the flow and sound of the sentences, but can you expand on what meaning the last line ‘the tree that grows in someone else’s garden’ has for you? This was a challenging time for new books when many of us felt tilted as readers and writers, and our major contact with the world was via our screens. As a person: my priority is family. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand, dreams of Wellington and studies sculpture. What is the place of food in your poetry? You can read Vanessa’s poem ‘The Capital of My Mother’  here, You can hear Wen-Juenn read ‘Prologue’  here, You can hear Nina read ‘Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 2016’ here. As she does so, writing poetry is testing and playing with form, discovering form. Exactly what I want to be reading now. I like using metaphor and imagery to surprise people, which makes them have to reorient themselves in a written landscape. Relaunched under the editorship of Anna Jackson in 2019, AUP New Poets 6 includes substantial selections from the poetry of Ben Kemp, Vanessa Crofskey and Chris Stewart. I’ve started to have very little patience for people who waste my time, too, because having kids means you have to be efficient if you want to achieve anything. Poetry / writing is definitely something that I come back to and is there in me; it will always come out eventually. The craft gives me what people often call ‘flow’. AUP New Poets 6 includes three very different poets – delivers three different reading impacts. I guess the line is more a reflection of my own feelings of displacement i.e. The Fauvist movement, and particularly the paintings of Paul Gauguin also greatly influenced me. Vanessa Crofskey. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Is that a mood / atmosphere thing? Volume 7 will be out in August, but first I want to mark the arrival of AUP New Poets 6: Ben Kemp, Vanessa Crofskey, Chris Stewart. She is a staff writer for The Pantograph Punchand has a collection of poetry out in AUP New Poets 6. Firstly, punctuation is used to make things clear when clarity is a primary purpose. I find I write my best stuff if I’ve been thinking about poetry and writing regularly for at least a couple of weeks (I’ve heard it called ‘oiling the machine’), and sometimes I’m in that mode, and sometimes I’m not. IDK whether that’s what you meant, though. The poets: Aiwa Pooamorn, Nina Powles, Vanessa Crofskey, Wen-Juenn Lee, Shasha Ali and Joanna Li . So I wanted to replicate that in my poems to be able to speak about how I felt about something personal, which was sexual trauma. Next (Claudia Jardine) > < Previous (Sophie van Waardenberg) Getting to hear the three poets read at the online launch expanded tha audience, and am keen to make online readings an ongoing feature on Poetry Shelf. This poem was published in the latest issue of Starling (Starling 10). As an artist: I manage my time better! There is wit at work, but it is also serious – reading poetry becomes a way of listening. Is there anything in particular that makes you feel more comfortable using a more casual style of grammar? As artists, we are all searching for new ground. Do you mean they seem powerful in some way? I am reminded of how language shapes us as much as we shape the languages we use. She braids the personal and the political as she moves into the truths of her experience. Gisborne-born Kemp arrived in the Pacific following six years in Australia and ten years in Japan. Ben Kemp’s ‘The Monks Who Tend the Garden with Tiny Scissors’ also assembles poetry as a way of listening. Poetry Shelf review: AUP New Poets 6 View Vanessa Crofskey’s profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community. After completing the course at the Hagley Writers’ Institute in 2015, winning The Margaret Mahy Prize, his poems have been published in New Zealand journals such as Snorkel, Takahē, Sweet Mammalian, Brief, Catalyst, Mimicry, Blackmail Press, and Aotearotica. I have also drawn on quotes, which allows me to go directly to the source, or the essence of the person who uttered them. The poem ‘dumplings are fake’ sits on the page with verses and measured space, moves with a conversational flow and that characteristic probe into self. i’m so authentic i use chopsticks to eat macaroni watch hentai on my huawei and go to ponsonby central to eat chinese i don’t… Read More. every time auckland council says ‘diversity targets,’ my phone vibrates). See the complete profile on LinkedIn and discover Vanessa’s connections and jobs at similar companies. The title poem is a gem (well they all are!) Why were you drawn there? Vanessa to Chris: I am interested in how the domestic unfolds into the astronomical in your writing. And listening. AUP NEW Poets 6 launch: listen to the poets read here. He credits the late Taupo-based Māori writer and mentor Rowley Habib with helping him tap into poetry and original writing in his twenties. The Pine Tree; cute trip 2 the zoo; Aubade for Larks in December; CULTURE. She is interested in the space of contemporary language as an object of violent imposition, as well as a tool for intentional resistance. Vanessa Crofskey began writing when she was struggling with mental health at 15. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. This poem was published in the latest issue of Starling (Starling 10). 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