Rooms so familiar
they complete themselves in me –
this darkened hall where the glass cases,

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The answer could only be yes. Or,
(as James would have it) it was a question,
the way she turned back to him
seemed to say, that deserved

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'Oscillations', a new poem by Toby Fitch

Toby Fitch
Sunday, 26 February 2012
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'After Devotion', a new poem by Annamaria Weldon

Annamaria Weldon
Sunday, 26 February 2012


The far margin of wintering wetlands,
mist before sunrise. Outside my window
a rock parrot is perched on its fence-post.

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'Beautiful Mother', a new poem by Michael Farrell

Michael Farrell
Sunday, 26 February 2012
You’ve always associated the two terms together
partly due to your reading of Schiller; partly due
to your watching of Kimba. Kimba sublimates
his mother in the water. You’ve always thought ... (read more)

'Bayside Suburban', a new poem by Anne Elvey

Anne Elvey
Sunday, 26 February 2012


Port Phillip rucks & tears in the wind
and where the creek joins the bay, the lace
is tattered marl. Wild gulls pick

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'Provenance', a new poem by Gareth Robinson

Gareth Robinson
Sunday, 26 February 2012

Taking note might prompt some things:
look! Even a colon finds correlation
with the eyes of Hoji’s frog, and the king’s.

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'Deep River' a new poem by Jennifer Maiden

Jennifer Maiden
Friday, 20 January 2012

Dietrich Bonhoeffer woke up in a plane
to Australia, next to Kevin Rudd, who flew
from India, still astounded that Julia
Gillard was selling it uranium

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'Grade', a new poem by Peter Rose

Peter Rose
Thursday, 19 January 2012

Late afternoon. Another forty degree day.
Sick of ecological talk I decide to meet it,
take my book into the park,
not sure how far I’ll go with Against Nature.

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Head tilts to strings
beyond setting –
cross-notes of talk,
gallery folk

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