Hawkesbury Campground Poem At the last pristine river in New South WalesAlicia Keys tells you through a tinny phone you’re in New York but the cicadas know better, and they laytheir oscillating sheet…Continue
The Best Australian Poems 2012 The deadline for submissions is 1 August 2012, but early submission would be appreciated. Please send up to three poems – recent work only, published or unpublished – to John Tranter at the address below. Previously published work must have been published after 1 August 2011.John Tranter c/- Black Inc. 37 – 39 Langridge St Collingwood VIC 3066Word count: There is no official minimum or maximum length for stories, essays or poems, but please keep in mind that space…See More
Hawkesbury Campground Poem At the last pristine river in New South WalesAlicia Keys tells you through a tinny phone you’re in New York but the cicadas know better, and they laytheir oscillating sheet of tone across the whole affair. The drive here’s a motherfucker – 60, 80, 100 zonesgo-kart tracks, a cabbage farm, something large with gates that read ‘Somerset’, and a solitary flouro-green‘No gas’ sign on a power pole that reminds you to ‘keep our rivers clean’. The undergrowth begins its slow…See More
John Mateer is an important but often overlooked figure in contemporary Australian poetry. He is also the most cosmopolitan in outlook. In his new collection Southern Barbarians he follows the traces of the Portuguese empire, from Lisbon to Angola, Mozambique and South Africa, to Australia, Timor, Malacca, Macau and Japan. The poet inhabits this diasporic world as migrant, tourist, desterrado. He is Cames, author of Os Lusiadas, he is Pessoa of the multiple heteronyms, haunted by doubles and…See More
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