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States of Poetry 2016 WA Podcast | 'Reading the Landscape' by J.P. Quinton

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States of Poetry Podcast - Series One

States of Poetry 2016 WA Podcast | 'Reading the Landscape' by J.P. Quinton

Reviewed by
States of Poetry Podcast - Series One

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, J.P. Quinton reads his poem 'Reading the Landscape' which features in the 2016 WA anthology.

Reading the Landscape

To read a landscape by another landscape;
Valley cloud reveals altitude.

To read the landscape visits the ego
That prevents a proper reading.

To this landscape, the circular fireplace
And a straight trunk – xanthorrhoeas present.

To read this landscape to the tune of other words,
As moisture moves us, is us, drowns us.

To read the landscape like a book
Means to think like a border

Like the roos who still jump
Where the fences have been removed.

J.P. Quinton

'Reading the Landscape' appears in States of Poetry - WA. You can learn more about States of Poetry and read the full anthologies here

Read J.P. Quinton's biography in 'States of Poetry - WA'

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