Fiona Wright

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Australian Book Review
24 August 2016

Why do you write? I've realised in recent years that without my writing I don't quite feel like a whole person. It brings me joy – I constantly feel grateful that I'm able to work at something ...

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Fiona Wright reviews 'The Easy Way Out' by Steven Amsterdam

Fiona Wright
22 August 2016

For a novel about death – assisted dying, more specifically – The Easy Way Out is incredibly funny. Steven Amsterdam has a wry sense of humour, which is always ...

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States of Poetry 2016 NSW Podcast | 'After Mutability' by Fiona Wright

18 May 2016

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, Fiona Wright reads her poem 'After Mutability' which features in the 2016 New South Wales anthology.

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States of Poetry 2016 NSW Podcast | 'Crisis Poem' by Fiona Wright

20 May 2016

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, Fiona Wright reads her poem 'Crisis Poem' which features in the 2016 New South Wales anthology.

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States of Poetry 2016 NSW Podcast | 'Potts Point' by Fiona Wright

23 May 2016

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, Fiona Wright reads her poem 'Potts Point' which features in the 2016 New South Wales anthology.

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States of Poetry 2016 NSW Podcast | 'Set Piece' by Fiona Wright

23 May 2016

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, Fiona Wright reads her poem 'Set Piece' which features in the 2016 New South Wales anthology.

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States of Poetry 2016 NSW Podcast | 'Smith's Lake' by Fiona Wright

23 May 2016

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, Fiona Wright reads her poem 'Smith's Lake' which features in the 2016 New South Wales anthology.

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States of Poetry 2016 - New South Wales | 'Smith's Lake' by Fiona Wright

Fiona Wright
04 May 2016

The grass grows longer on the easeway.

A pelican swipes the sky
            towards the seascape we can't yet see,
its webby legs outstretched:
                             & ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - New South Wales | 'After Mutability' by Fiona Wright

Fiona Wright
04 May 2016

Perhaps the best cells are the ones we can't kill off,
a persistence of the fittest, although mutation's
always painful. It's two thousand and fourteen,
and I know no-one who has been
uninjured. It thinks in me,
this shadow. I put on sunscreen, and am surprised
to come in contact with my skin.
In the same day, I'm chatted up in a café
by an aspiring nove ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - New South Wales | 'Crisis Poem' by Fiona Wright

Fiona Wright
04 May 2016

for Ian

And suddenly:
the men
are holding beers
and standing round
the trampoline,
and not the barbecue;
turning over toddlers,
instead of steaks.
The women
make the salads.

 

Fiona Wright

Recording