Christiane Conesa Bostock

Christiane Conesa Bostock

Christiane was born in France and migrated to Tasmania in 1970. She has taught English and French at Rosny College for a number of years. Christiane writes short stories and poetry about the joys and losses of migrating to a different country.

I completed my studies in Tasmania and obtained a doctorate of teaching from the Charles Darwin University. I taught French and English Writing for many years at Rosny College. I have published poems and short stories in Australia, France, Algeria and the USA about the duality that comes from migrating to another country. I have written about loss and gain, joy and pain.

Publications:

1. Night Falls  “It is my life. I must recognise=C’est ma vie. Je dois me résigner”, Christiane Conesa-Bostock , 1995 poetry 
— Appears in: Australian Multicultural Book Review , vol. 3 no. 2 1995; (p. 9)The Write Stuff , vol. 7 no. 2003;

2. Kodak Instantane  “The photographer, in his attempt to hold the world”, Christiane Conesa-Bostock , 2006 poetry 
— Appears in: Island, Autumn no. 104 2006; (p. 66)

3. Old Man in Sydney  “Today, you see him pass”, Christiane Conesa-Bostock , 1996 poetry 
— Appears in: Australian Multicultural Book Review , vol. 4 no. 1 1996; (p. 62-63)

4. Alter Ego  “On the day of the Bicentenary”, Christiane Conesa-Bostock, 2003 poetry
— Appears in: The Write Stuff , vol. 7 no. 2003;

5. Lyon: A Dark and Secretive Beauty, 2002 essay 
— Appears in: Island , Spring no. 90 2002; (p. 26-32)

6. Mother on Balcony  “On this late January day, grey and solemn”,Christiane Conesa-Bostock , 2013 poetry 
— Appears in: Sotto , March 2013;

7. White Library at MONA  “It is the mystery of the colour-wheel”, Christiane Conesa-Bostock , 2012 poetry 
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , December no. 44 2012; (p. 124-125)

8. The Name of the Game  “Fernando, super trooper”, Christiane Conesa-Bostock , 2009 poetry 
— Appears in: Blue Giraffe , Mid-Year vol. 9 no. 2009; (p. 36)

9. Strange Objects Are Found Behind Wardrobes  “out of sight of mothers”, Christiane Conesa-Bostock, 2007 poetry 
— Appears in: Blue Giraffe , Year vol. 6 no. 2007; (p. 3)

10. Painters or Models  “Yes with long black fingers and snow-white nails”, Christiane Conesa-Bostock, 2007 poetry 
— Appears in: Blue Giraffe , Year vol. 6 no. 2007; (p. 2)

11. Kodak Instantane “The photographer, in his attempt to hold the world”, Christiane Conesa-Bostock , 2006 poetry 
— Appears in: Island , Autumn no. 104 2006; (p. 66)

12. A Life (Une Vie)  “At seventeen, in a freshly-pressed cotton dress,” Christiane Conesa-Bostock, 2005-2007 poetry 
— Appears in: Arabesques : Cultures & Dialogue 2005-2007;

13. Surface Embers “I fast-forwarded summers into winters,” Christiane Conesa-Bostock , 2004 poetry 
— Appears in: AustralianReader 2004;

14. Peron’s Meeting with the Van Diemenese (13th of January 1802) “On the river, two pirogues, simple round strips of bark,”, Christiane Conesa-Bostock , 2004 poetry 
— Appears in: River of Verse : A Tasmanian Journey 1800-2004 2004; (p. 197-198)

15. Tableaux “I started my journey searching for the land=Je commençai mon voyage à la recherche des terres”, Christiane Conesa-Bostock , 2003 poetry 
— Appears in: The Write Stuff , vol. 7 no. 2003;

16. Good Fridays  “Empty vessel of unborn thoughts,” Christiane Conesa-Bostock , 2003 poetry 
— Appears in: The Write Stuff , vol. 7 no. 2003;

17. Alter Ego  “On the day of the Bicentenary”, Christiane Conesa-Bostock, 2003 poetry http://nla.gov.au/nla.arc-10250-20050317-www.the-write-stuff.com.au/archives/vol-7/christiane_bostock/05-alterego.html
— Appears in: The Write Stuff , vol. 7 no. 2003;

18. Strange Attractors  “The order of chaos”, Christiane Conesa-Bostock, 2003 poetry 
— Appears in: The Write Stuff , vol. 7 no. 2003;

19. Summertime  “Paint our ceiling sky red”, Christiane Conesa-Bostock ,2003 poetry 
— Appears in: The Write Stuff , vol. 7 no. 2003;

20. Monologue  “Sitting Down”, Christiane Conesa-Bostock , 2003 poetry
— Appears in: The Write Stuff , vol. 7 no. 2003;

21. Menage a Trois  “June stares at her wedding ring=June contemple son alliance”, Christiane Conesa-Bostock , 2003 poetry 
— Appears in: The Write Stuff , vol. 7 no. 2003;

22. Lyon: A Dark and Secretive Beauty Christiane Conesa-Bostock, 2002 essay 
— Appears in: Island , Spring no. 90 2002; (p. 26-32)

23. Cliches “I zip seal my lips with my forefingers”, Christiane Conesa-Bostock, 1998 poetry 
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , December no. 18 1998; (p. 114-115)

24. The Frog in the Billabong Christiane Conesa-Bostock, 1997 essay 
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , June no. 15 1997; (p. 63-65)

25. Old Man in Sydney “Today, you see him pass,” Christiane Conesa-Bostock, 1996 poetry 
— Appears in: Australian Multicultural Book Review , vol. 4 no. 1 1996; (p. 62-63)

26The Eighties and Me “In 1980, I was too scared to go roller skating in my stretch jeans”, Christiane Conesa-Bostock, 1995 poetry 
— Appears in: Australian Multicultural Book Review , vol. 3 no. 2 1995; (p. 11)

27. Night Falls  “It is my life. I must recognise=C’est ma vie. Je dois me résigner”, Christiane Conesa-Bostock, 1995 poetry 
— Appears in: Australian Multicultural Book Review , vol. 3 no. 2 1995; (p. 9)The Write Stuff , vol. 7 no. 2003;

28. [Untitled “Brainless! Me?”, Christiane Conesa-Bostock , 1995 poetry 
— Appears in: Australian Multicultural Book Review , vol. 3 no. 2 1995; (p. 6)

29. Human Aquarium “In the glassbox of the alchemist”, Christiane Conesa-Bostock, 1994 poetry 
— Appears in: Outrider , vol. 11 no. 1994; (p. 126)

30. Montplaisir Square “On the Montplaisir Square”, Christiane Conesa-Bostock, 1988 poetry 
— Appears in: Island Magazine , Autumn no. 34-35 1988; (p. 141)

31. Aborigines “Your body and your face painted”, Christiane Conesa-Bostock , 1988 poetry 
— Appears in: Preludes : A Literary Annual , October no. 4 1988; (p. 29)

See Christiane in the media here or at ABC Open.