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pink oceans

here he goes
the boy
into the fairground
now
spitting, kicking spinning
bleeding
words
new words
little angry
fire-cracker words,
he’s trying them on
with squeaks… 98 more words

Ashley Capes

BALLAD BRUTAL

Perhaps its just the bloody awful heat and humidity, but there’s been a lot of this sort of shit happening lately. Perhaps we need new Nursery Rhymes, more appropriate for these sad & twisted times.. 119 more words

2015 Poetry & Place Anthology - Submissions Open!

Close-Up Books‘ first poetry title will be the 2015 Poetry and Place Anthology – due for release in December.

Submissions are open now, details here!

Poetry

Comfort

Softness pushing gently touched

Covers envelopes us

Warmth that fills

Air cleaner than we remember

Filled with a sort of happy satisfaction

Realease out relaxing tendrils… 55 more words

Poems

From the Archive: Geoff Page's '1953'

Taken from January 2013, this review of Geoff Page‘s 1953 (University of Queensland Press) was first published in The Melbourne Review. 575 more words

The Vulnerability of Individuals in the Face of History: Lisa Gorton launches 'This Intimate War: Gallipoli/Çanakkale 1915' by Robyn Rowland

This Intimate War: Gallipoli/Çanakkale 1915 by Robyn Rowland and translated by Dr Mehmet Ali Çelikel, Five Islands Press, was launched at The Wheeler Centre Melbourne by Dr Lisa Gorton on 2 March 2015… 1,052 more words

Australian Literature

Dreaming

a dragging sensation
pulling
clutching my ankles

random voices calling
laughing
whispering my name

a dog barking
hollow
echoing through me

am I awake?
lucid?
or dreaming still?

© Dawn Whitehand 2015

Poetry