States of Poetry SA

States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | 'Where Brownlee Went' by Thom Sullivan

Thom Sullivan
06 April 2016

after Paul Muldoon's 'Why Brownlee Left'

Where Brownlee went, and why he went,
is no mystery – Brady's bar.
And if a man should have fixed intent
it was him; two shots of whiskey,
one of Bushmills, one of Redbreast,
a cheer and a slab for the house.
He was then seen going out to piss
in the March morning, sure and surly.

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States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | 'Salute' by Ken Bolton

Ken Bolton
06 April 2016

I wonder what happens
in Seb's kitchen, I see
him round the corner
into the room, sun shining, cat
ready for food, a grin
that is mixed of resignation
& amusement eyes alight
for the opportunity
each day brings. I always
liked the way he understood
things – things I've
never understood –
as an open secret, knowledge
with w ... More

States of Poetry 2016 SA Podcast | 'Oxytocin' by Kate Llewellyn

06 May 2016

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, Francesca Sasnaitis introduces Kate Llewellyn who reads her poem 'Oxytocin' which features in the 2016 South More

States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | About Ken Bolton

Australian Book Review
05 April 2016

Thoughtful –and yet forgetful, easily distracted, hardly there sometimes Ken Bolton's is a lyrical figure limned against the harsh outlines, the stark colours, of the Adelaide art world

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States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | About Aidan Coleman

06 April 2016

Aidan Coleman

Aidan Coleman is a poet, critic and speechwriter. He has published two collections of poetry: Avenues & Runways and Asymmetry, shortlisted for awards including the NSW Premier's Kenneth Slessor Prize, the ... More

States of Poetry - South Australia | About Kate Llewellyn

Australian Book Review
06 April 2016

Kate Llewellyn - Poet Page

Kate Llewellyn is the author of twenty-four books comprising eight of poetry, five of travel, journals, memoirs, letters and essays. She is the co-editor of The Penguin Book of Australian Women Poets and ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | About Jelena Dinic

Australian Book Review
06 April 2016

Jelena Dinic - poet page

Jelena Dinic arrived in Australia in 1993 during the collapse of Yugoslavia. She writes in Serbian and in English. In 2014 she was a resident at the Eleanor Dark Foundation, Varuna Writers' Retreat in the Blue Mounta ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | About Jill Jones

Australian Book Review
06 April 2016

Jill JOnes - poet pageJill Jones (photograph by Annette Willis)

Jill Jones has published nine books of ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | About Thom Sullivan

Australian Book Review
06 April 2016

Thom Sullivan - poet page

Thom Sullivan is a poet and editor from Wistow/Bugle Ranges in the Adelaide Hills. A short collection of his poems, 'Airborne', was published in New Poets 14 in 2009. Since then he has edited or co-edited ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | State Editor's Introduction by Peter Goldsworthy

Peter Goldsworthy
31 March 2016

I sometimes think that poetry sits in relation to the great empire of the Novel as precariously as early Christianity in the Roman Empire: small groups of devotees gathering in catacombs to perform their sacred rites. OK, the stakes are not as high (the odd literary lion notwithstanding) and things have changed a little in recent years (new media platforms, performa ... More

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