Kia Groom

States of Poetry 2016 WA Podcast | 'Alice at Last' by Kia Groom

30 June 2016

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, Kia Groom reads 'Alice at Last' which feature in the 2016 WA anthology.

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States of Poetry 2016 WA Podcast | 'Catholic Education' by Kia Groom

30 June 2016

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, Kia Groom reads 'Catholic Education' which feature in the 2016 WA anthology.

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States of Poetry 2016 WA Podcast | 'Phantasmagoria' by Kia Groom

30 June 2016

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, Kia Groom reads 'Phantasmagoria' which feature in the 2016 WA anthology.

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States of Poetry 2016 WA Podcast | 'Tulpa' by Kia Groom

30 June 2016

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, Kia Groom reads 'Tulpa' which feature in the 2016 WA anthology.

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States of Poetry 2016 WA Podcast | 'Inferno I: Invasion Day' by Kia Groom

30 June 2016

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, Kia Groom reads 'Inferno:I' which feature in the 2016 WA anthology.

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States of Poetry 2016 - Western Australia | ‘Alice at Last’ by Kia Groom

Kia Groom
15 April 2016

'Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly...'
– Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

 

I un-wake to damage.
Light-bulb stutters, frantic
once off, once on, illuminates
imagined city
skyline.

Inside my bedroom it rains
for days. The head
full of synaptic hauntings
shudders. Old-milk sky
dimming.

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States of Poetry 2016 - Western Australia | ‘Catholic Education’ by Kia Groom

Kia Groom
15 April 2016

Itch in the vein, the road hot still
from sun, an asphalt stream
bisecting unlit houses. Slip of an alley
cat through a spittle of starlight.

Last cigarette, the way Em curls
her yellow fingers into small mouthed
sweater sleeves.

Clock tower bites light through the empty
parking lot. Gates we broke apart last summer, same
time I lost the laces ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - Western Australia | ‘Inferno I : Invasion Day’ by Kia Groom

Kia Groom
15 April 2016

Invasion Day

 

My thighs are cold in the crevice
where the Coke can rested
as I drove. By the mailboxes
the ginger guy is                                                     staring             ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - Western Australia | ‘Phantasmagoria’ by Kia Groom

Kia Groom
15 April 2016

Dot by dot, the backs
of eyelids. Draw it slowly,
shape of sentimental spine.
You curve that way.

I breathe the countdown
& the world falls, air by air.

In the white room you cloud
over bedsheets,
unsettled weather, & no electric
light will dare illuminate.

Your skin tastes clean sky,
polished gray. That clarity,
sharp ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - Western Australia | ‘Tulpa’ by Kia Groom

Kia Groom
15 April 2016

from the Tibetan meaning 'to build' or 'to construct'

I.

In 1992, Alice made a Tulpa.

Carry an amulet. Kiss its three sharp corners. Shine.

It began subjective, but with practice could be seen: imagined ghost that flickered in the physical world, a sort of self-
induced hallucination.

Recall the chalk clouds. Recall the scent of ... More

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