Poem

2017 Porter Prize Shortlist

Michael Lee Phillips et al
Thursday, 23 February 2017

Drone

Someone says drone and I see the cell phone it tracks, see the hand holding the cell phone
Being tracked by the drone, see the arm connected to the hand holding the cell phone
Being tracked by the drone, see the shoulder manoeuvring the arm connected to the hand
Holding the cell phone being tracked by the drone, see the person attached to the shoulder
Manoeuv ...

A horizontal twister, but none of the dramatic life
and drop of hellraiser rides. Sedate, but vertiginous
enough to rearrange conceptions, open perceptions
to a very different York – those eucalypt canopies
a blur of recognition shifting the boundaries

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'Zero Degrees' by John Hawke

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Rags of snow unmelting on the southern lawn.
Those younger ones, whose death turns

on the hair’s-breadth incidence of accident,
avoid this perduration of slow misrecognition.

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'The Grey Parrot' by Judith Bishop

Judith Bishop
Monday, 24 October 2016

The far city must make itself known
even here in the sitting room and
barred by winter branches. The skyline

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'Home' by Judith Bishop

Judith Bishop
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The far city must make itself known
even here in the sitting room and
barred by winter branches. The skyline ...

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'Francis Bacon Created Australian Literature' by Stuart Cooke

Stuart Cooke
Monday, 26 September 2016

His feet were stubborn
on the frozen path.
He put it into His hand, then ...

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'Alarms' by Jill Jones

Jill Jones
Friday, 23 September 2016

Miracles are not like tempests.
Furlongs are not like hedgerows
though they come close ...

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'The Worst of It' by Sarah Holland-Batt

Sarah Holland-Batt
Friday, 23 September 2016

As I combed it,
he sat cross-legged
in front of me ...

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'The Changing Room' by Sarah-Holland Batt

Sarah Holland-Batt
Friday, 23 September 2016

We tread the wood in J. Crew,
pluck grey seersucker and navy cashmere
and talk about dressing for the seasons ...

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