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More Melbourne Poetry Gigs 2016

I was a feature poet at Mother Tongue, Brunswick, October 14, and here I’m with Fleassy Malay (performance poet and Mother Tongue host) and Manal Younus, from Adelaide, the other feature poet on the night. 97 more words



Do not be disappointed,
She is not a regular lady,
She is not one to fall for a flaky,
She is beauty personified,
She sees beyond your thick fibbing lips, 109 more words

Spilled Ink

Dailies 10/18/16: the aftermath of a hurricane, a gift from an ex-lover, & a poem in memory of the poet Bill Berkson

After the Hurricane – Ishion Hutchinson  

After the hurricane walks a silence, deranged, white as the white helmets
of government surveyors looking into roofless

shacks, accessing stunned fowls, noting inquiries… 74 more words

Almost Rape

My professor is standing behind the microphone
reading a poem about a woman he almost raped,
16 years ago with gravely knees, chest slick with rum – 130 more words


Sunday Poem - Keith Hutson

I’ve had a rough day today.  I’ve spent most of it in bed with a horrible cold.  I’ve been ignoring this cold since Thursday but I succumbed today and spent the morning feeling very sorry for myself.   1,232 more words