Poems

'Ship' by Paul Hetherington

Paul Hetherington
28 March 2017
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2017 Porter Prize Shortlist

Michael Lee Phillips et al
23 February 2017

Drone

Someone says drone and I see the cell phone it tracks, see the hand holding the cell phone
Being tracked by the drone, see the arm connected to the hand holding the cell phone
Being tracked by the drone, see the shoulder manoeuvring the arm connected to the hand
Holding the cell phone being tracked by the drone, see the person attached to the shoulder
Manoeuv ... More

Peter Kenneally reviews '101 Poems' by John Foulcher, 'Small Town Soundtrack' by Brendan Ryan, and 'Ahead of Us' by Dennis Haskell

Peter Kenneally
24 May 2016

Reading these three books in April, it was impossible not to see in them flashes of what Ross McMullin has described in war artist Will Dyson's drawings from World War I ...

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2016 Porter Prize Shortlist

Amanda Joy et al
23 February 2016
Read the five Porter Prize shortlisted poems: 'Tailings' by Amanda Joy, 'Lament for "Cape" Kennedy' by Campbell Thomson, 'Rage to order' by Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet, '... a passing shower?' by Dan Disney, and 'Prelude to More

2015 Porter Prize Shortlist

Kate Middleton et al
24 April 2015
Read the six shortlisted poems in the 2015 Porter Prize. More

Tracy Ryan: 'Nuptial Bog'

Tracy Ryan
18 December 2014
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Cassandra Atherton: 'Plum(b)'

Cassandra Atherton
18 December 2014
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Clive James: 'A Silent Speech by Julia Gillard'

Clive James
16 December 2014

High dungeon was a feeling I knew well
When mockery from men weighed on my soul.
As your Prime Minister I went through hell,
If I can say so without hyperbowl.

Triumphant now in power, the men of hate
Who howled that I was unfit for command
Make prejudice a tenant of the state.
Don’t speak to me about the Taliband:

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Cameron Lowe: 'Blush'

Cameron Lowe
15 December 2014
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A.J. Carruthers: 'Axis 12. Addenda'

A.J. Carruthers
15 December 2014
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