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Katherine Brabon

Katherine Brabon is the author of The Memory Artist (2016), which won the 2016 Australian/Vogel's Literary Award, and The Shut Ins (2021). She has a PhD from Monash University and her poem ‘Autoimmune’ was longlisted in the 2022 Peter Porter Poetry Prize.

Katherine Brabon reviews 'Salt and Skin' by Eliza Henry-Jones

October 2022, no. 447 27 September 2022
Salt and Skin is the fifth novel by Victorian-based writer Eliza Henry-Jones. Following the death of her husband, Luda moves with her two teenage children, Darcy and Min, from Australia to the remote Scottish islands. Luda, a photographer, is employed by the local council to document the effects of climate change on the islands and to raise funds for related activism. They will live on Seannay, a ... (read more)

'Autoimmune', a poem by Katherine Brabon

May 2022, no. 442 24 April 2022
After Double Portrait by Dora Maar   I have two eyes and almost two nosesThe lips of one face curve to meet my secondNeither of them look straight ahead. Half of me aches and swellsThe other half is perfect. I am given exercisesIn blind repetition to pursue symmetry. Striate ligament and feel thisDisease belt through me. Flamed nationThe water is only your own, so bathe. Lying palms up w ... (read more)