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Peter Boyle

Peter Boyle

Peter Boyle is a Sydney-based poet and translator of poetry from Spanish and French. He is the author of eight books of poetry and, in 2020, won the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize with his book Enfolded in the Wings of a Great Darkness.

'Crowded Out', a new poem by Peter Boyle

August 2020, no. 423 27 July 2020
The world presses in,a towering river of debris glitteringwith specks of one ongoing explosion.All of us are morphing,our faces layered with many faces, two eyesgazing upward from the ending of time.Our skin is travelling from country to countryeven as we sit stilland the second hand staysfrozen on the wall clock. From somewhere far inside usa young woman of a millennium agorises to the surface, ... (read more)