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Surreal Inventiveness: Peter Kirkpatrick launches 'brush' by joanne burns

brush by joanne burns (Giramondo 2014) was launched by Peter Kirkpatrick at Gleebooks on 11 November 2014

When Giramondo asked me to launch joanne’s latest collection, I felt an immediate and very real frisson of excitement. 2,171 more words

Australian Poetry

Illustrated Thursday - The Chambered Nautilus - Holmes

This verse from Oliver Wendell Holmes’ classic poem, “The Chambered Nautilus”, expresses a sentiment of gratitude from a great poet ostensibly to a mysterious and beautiful sea creature. 58 more words


Don't Deny Yourself

Behind broken glass
A distorted picture
Telling it’s story
In a million ways
Of a once broken heart
Turned into art
There’s a reason
It’s called… 44 more words



the night Greg

summoned up the courage

to deliver his carefully prepared speech

to Sandra,

he was nervous,

declaring that he would

climb the deepest oceans… 77 more words

Odds And Sods

The Seasons Change

As the seasons change
those summer fields filled with dreams
nestle in slumber



I could write of many things

Some good and some bad

But what I get in the end

Is the serenity I long for

My journey took me far… 93 more words