'Barbarian Studies' a new poem by Aidan Coleman

Weather in which I might be
elsewhere, lounging
book in hand, Tim Tams
(dark, perhaps), tea a given,

instead of the uphill pram push of swaying kids,
singing drunkenly –
what a coachman circa 1840
or his horse felt, probably,

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Published in August 2015, no. 373
Aidan Coleman

Aidan Coleman

Aidan Coleman, besides poetry, writes reviews, speeches, and Shakespeare textbooks. His most recent book, Asymmetry  (Brandl & Schlesinger, 2012), was shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature and the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards. 

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