'Exile', a new poem by Dan Disney

Dan Disney
Thursday, 31 October 2013

I spent the first years of my life in a valley

                    sitting in woods muttering the occult business of little folktales;

                                        madness sometimes works

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'The Fishhouse Review', a new poem by Anthony Lawrence

Anthony Lawrence
Thursday, 31 October 2013

The storm had passed through –
the bric-a-brac, hurly burly, the rough and tumble
racketing down the road:
a clothes horse at full sail

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'Soar', a new poem by A. Frances Johnson

A. Frances Johnson
Thursday, 31 October 2013

It began with structural analysis of a dragonfly wing.
The first task was to create
flow in the DelFly II.
Wing flexibility in ‘clap-and-fling’

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'Laugh', a new poem by Thomas Shapcott

Thomas Shapcott
Friday, 27 September 2013

What is it about laughter that makes us lift
As if the burden might be gone or the weight
Be somehow alleviated? Laughter is just noise.

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'Steady Fetters', a new poem by Emma Lew

Emma Lew
Friday, 27 September 2013

Drive one nail out with another,that’s our only hope.
We can’t live any more like birds on a branch,
because the murderous past never stops,
not even at night.

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'The Dying Art', a new poem by Michelle Cahill

Michelle Cahill
Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Afterwards, Jiah Khan slung her red silk dupatta
from a ceiling joist in her Juhu beach apartment,
my viral-stricken buck rattled to sleep curled by
my bed, and I woke to the cold body of silence –

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'In a symbolist mood', a new poem by Graeme Miles

Graeme Miles
Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Distant, untouchable night is stooping
over fingers of street-lights
that push her away. And the children of night?
The children of night are in hiding

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'Fairly Fine Tuned Schedule Wise', a new poem by Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe
Tuesday, 27 August 2013

It’s the stale argument once again
of course, old verbal horse,
about that ethnic fairy land
and all the dark-brown banksia men

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'Recuerdos de Bundaberg', a new poem by Michael Hofmann

Michael Hofmann
Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Did I fly there? I may have flown there.
Maybe in something with the specifications of a crop-duster.
The Sugar Coast. Everything comes with a name. A name and a nickname.
The Soaked Coast. Bundy. Blue rustle of cane. Home to Rum City Wrecking.

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'Swans', a new poem by Judy Johnson

Judy Johnson
Wednesday, 26 June 2013

When the talk is of angels
it’s tempting to think of them on the cold lake

small swan-shaped slivers of ice.               

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