Poetry

How Many Borders?

By Anita Patel Artwork by Kathryn Lamont.  ...

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Polenta Memories

By Jenny Blackford   (First published in Jenny’s poetry collection, ‘The Loyalty of Chickens (Pitt Street Poetry, 2017).) Artwork by...

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Writing Workshops at the Muslim School

By Jenny Blackford   (First published in Jenny’s poetry collection, ‘The Loyalty of Chickens’ (Pitt Street Poetry, 2017). Also...

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A tanka

By Sandra Renew   (First published in 100 tanka by 100 poets of Australia and New Zealand (eds. Amelia Fielden, Beverley George and...

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Diaspora

By Nessa O’Mahony   His regular spot; curled foetus-tight, back to the wall at the end of the canal, near the bridge at Baggot...

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Still

By Ellen Shelley Artwork by Jackie Benney. Published with permission of the artist....

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Australian Alcatraz
Or why I am not a painter

by Richard James Allen Only weeks, months, at the most a year or so, before Gough Whitlam’s ‘It’s Time’ changed everything, for a...

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31st December 1817 Sailed the Brig Active for Lisbon

By Geoff Budden   The tides and capes of Bonavista now safely astern, Newfoundland below the western horizon they sailed into the new...

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A Voice Unheard

By Bill Cotter Artwork by Kathryn Lamont....

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Of those who stay

By Jeremy C. North    ...

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Shelley’s drowning

  By Duncan Richardson Artwork by Kathryn Lamont....

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The death of Mary Doyle

To commemorate the Official State Visit to Australia 2017 by Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, we are deeply honoured and grateful...

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My Mother as Walden Pond

By Tess Barry   Out of her twig-filled lungs a strong wind whirls   she is a small stream     obstructed a standing body...

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Diaspora in F Major

By Tess Barry   Eat lemon altogether, she says, cold go out.  What you play?  Luna Sonata? My fevered fingers stumble through...

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Remembering Bridget

(Bridget Cox Bishop, 1848-1912)   By Geoff Budden   J Cox and his five sons lost in their boat off the Harbor April 24, 1859....

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Remembering Robert

By Geoff Budden   At home in taverns, not in homes, you left when your daughter was four years old. Your own final home was a needle...

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Lest we forget

By Dr Wendy J Dunn   Lest we forget The First World War They said Ground soaked With blood With countless dead Lest we forget Another...

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Travel Memories

By Jordan King-Lacroix       I. On a leaky boat, they came, needing to change their name once, in the village to sound less Jewish...

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Repeated History

By Jordan King-Lacroix   The clouds, ha! The clouds! Did you see them when they passed overhead?   So slow, like molasses,...

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Ablution

By Eleanor Hooker                            Ghost me. Fossil me.                                        ...

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Nativity

By Nathanael O’Reilly   In a centuries-old English church where Jane Austen worshipped, my daughter performs her role on the steps...

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Pitter

By Kenneth Pobo   My grandmother’s house, weathered, a dirt driveway.  When I visit she makes a cherry pie. I help her pit.  She tells...

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A Tour of Richmond Palace

By Jonathan Greenwood   This palace, ’tis a thing of splendour and class With chimneys of pepperpot and weathervanes of brass;...

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Credos

By Anne Casey   A penny in a new purse (that it may never be empty) The Child of Prague left out all night (to bring a dry day for the...

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Resurrection – a triptych

By Jan Price                                 Panel l. The Inspiration London – East End; a barefoot lad slips into...

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Mother and Child

By Bill Cotter   Suffer little children to come unto me: for such is the kingdom of heaven.   The sky sickens And fuses darkness,...

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Sky Burial

By Jan Price   Down the arch-groan monastery road coursing these treeless bitten mountains a sharp dismissive wind snatches from the...

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Father

By Jan Price   Once, when I was four you carried me home on your shoulders over a long bridge.   Once, you and I sang The...

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Stars

By Jan Price   Each chosen child destined to live in its own desert one night will look up; the trees will be breathless and the pain...

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Robert Dudley

By Wendy J. Dunn   From a postcard He glares at me With an eagle stare Accusingly And handsome No doubt of that His very stance...

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