David Stavanger reads his poems ‘I lied' and 'New Age' for the second series of ABR's Queensland States of Poetry anthology.

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Anna Jacobson reads her poems ‘Finding a Translator' and 'Without Corners or Guide' for the second series of ABR's Queensland States of Poetry anthology.

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Zenobia Frost reads her poems 'Before Now', 'Distractions at Rental Inspections', and 'Taming the Shrew' for the second series of ABR's Queensland States of Poetry anthology.

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Liam Ferney reads his poems ‘Main Street Social' and 'Active Shooter' for the second series of ABR's Queensland States of Poetry anthology.

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Pascalle Burton reads her poems 'losing the slums' and 'stones sequence sucked' for the second series of ABR's Queensland States of Poetry anthology.

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In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, State Editor Felicity Plunkett introduces the second series of ABR's Queensland States of Poetry anthology.

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Samuel Wagan Watson States of PoetryBorn in Brisbane 1972, Samuel’s poetry has collected numerous accolades and opportunities. His writing is featured in anthologies, public art works, films, and on-board the international space station. Love Poems and Death Threats is his latest collection with University of Queensland Press. He recently won the 2015 Raw Roar Poetry Slam in Wagga Wagga.

Poems

'When we dreamt like Kerouac'

'Tugullawah'

'A Self-Help Book for Broken Writers: Some Zen notes'

'Forensic, all in one breath ...'

'Conversation with a Decommissioned Electric Chair'

Further Reading and Links

Wikipedia - Samuel Wagan Watson

Poetry Foundation - Samuel Wagan WatsonPoetry Foundation - Samuel Wagan Watson

Australian Book Review - 'Monster (0.2 Reloaded)' by Samuel Wagan Watson

 

 

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    Born in Brisbane 1972, Samuel’s poetry has collected numerous accolades and opportunities. His writing is featured in anthologies, public art works, films, and on-board the international space station. Love Poems and Death Threats is his latest collection with University of Queensland Press. He recently won the 2015 ...

Without Corners or Guide States of Poetry

Anna Jacobson

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    ... and my mind is a washing machine filled with houses made from soil in Stalingrad, of having to detonate explosives found in trains, of stealing wheat all night long for his sister and baby ...

FindingTranslator 1 States of Poetry

FindingTranslator 2 States of Poetry

Anna Jacobson

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    My father can find
    any building in unfamiliar
    surroundings. I do not have this sense ...

Kleszcz States of Poetry

Anna Jacobson

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    During the war tick
    your parents
    tick tick
    didn’t want to leave everything behind again ...