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Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards is an Australian poet. 

Chris Edwards reviews ‘Latecomers’ by Jaya Savige

November 2005, no. 276 01 November 2005
The poems collected in Jaya Savige’s first book, latecomers (published by UQP as winner of the 2004 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize), are often marvels in their own right – street-savvy, sensitive, intelligent lyrics. Together, even more impressively, they generate a many-branched, collective meditation on lateness. ... (read more)

What They Gave Him by Chris Edwards

April 2002, no. 240 01 April 2002
It may seem somewhat odd that I, a racketeer and gangster, was suspected of making Cuba a safe place for the National Bank. But having made such an impression with my reports, prophecies and ancillary publications that the Federal Government, aided by a sycophantic mass, had declared me likely to generate flippers, I can see why I might have been a plausible suspect – the crime, after all, was c ... (read more)

'No Bid' a poem by Chris Edwards

May 2007, no. 291 01 May 2007
In the beginning he’d herd peopleclocking up the hours in apartmentsabove and below him but they heard sinkand shower sounds and turned on washingmachines that spurted later while he wason the job he’d reconsider part one ofhis partner’s apparent lack of fundingproposal paperwork a black markto be sure though in fact heartlesspeople too have thoughts importanthats hover over that imported pe ... (read more)