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Come the dawn

you can sense

a special kind of mourning:

one that behaves

with elation,


in jaunty delight.



and constant… 15 more words

Australian Poetry

Woman Scream: Michele Seminara previews the Second Sydney International Women’s Poetry Festival

The Second Sydney International Women’s Poetry Festival. Treasury Room Sydney Town Hall, Friday 6 March 2015, 6.30-10pm.

On 6 March a significant event will take place in Sydney’s Town Hall – the Second Sydney International Women’s Poetry Festival. 608 more words

Australian Poetry

Interstellar Award for Speculative Poetry now open for submissions!

After a couple of years of deliberating about running a poetry award, I’ve opened entries for a brand new award for speculative poetry. As far as I am aware, it is the only prize for… 600 more words

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The Death of Poets


Neither Fame nor Failure

troubles Poets when they’re dead.

Their debts do not depress them

nor the doubtful economic prospects… 290 more words

The Shoe Philosophy

In a nation with few shoes
(just two,
two shoes),
we grew from something
-were birthed-

from something; the nothing
we had before us/
the nothing that bore/d us. 18 more words


from Issue #6: Poetry by Stuart Barnes


i[’]m[ ]perfect

The hair an eyrie that threatens to top
…………-ple the skinny neck that labours to brace
…….the face inconspicuous in spite of… 301 more words

Contrappasso Magazine

A Curious & Casual Blend of Metaphors: Nathan Hondros Reviews 'Nightswim' by Justin Lowe

Nightswim by Justin Lowe Bluepepper 2014

According to the brief biography at the beginning of Justin Lowe’s new collection Nightswim, the poet’s origins are part inner-city Sydney and part European. 1,371 more words

Australian Literature