Dominic Symes

Dominic Symes has had poetry published in Voiceworks, Award Winning Australian Writing (2016), Coldnoon (India), and Broadsheet (New Zealand). His reviews and criticism have appeared in Cordite Poetry Review. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide and curator of ‘NO WAVE’, a reading series commencing in mid-2018.

'Things I Know to be True' by Dominic Symes | States of Poetry SA - Series Two

States of Poetry South Australia - Series Two 20 February 2018
Eating a burrito in the Festival Theatre foyer    hair in a half-up half-downWatching umbrellas & people blow through the door     looking for E and her motherAre they wearing furs? Where are they? E loves the theatre    doesn’t come lateTwo girls walk past in Year 12 jumpers & I never went to my five-year reunionHung up these portraits on the wall have no n ... (read more)

'The Madness of the Day' by Dominic Symes | States of Poetry SA - Series Two

States of Poetry South Australia - Series Two 20 February 2018
after ‘Dug and Digging With’ – AEAF, July/August 2016 Looking forward to seeing you all day& arriving at the crowded gallery steps I say   ‘this gallery is full of the same peopledesperate to see something different’ but I don’t really believe this      I mean   I amonly here to see you    & like this room is lit j ... (read more)

'Minor Seconds' by Dominic Symes | States of Poetry SA - Series Two

States of Poetry South Australia - Series Two 20 February 2018
Listening to my own listless heart beating & youbeside me I discover we are minor seconds aparttragic-chromatic   but if subtle harmony does existit’s a three-year-old playing fists   palms & elbowswe manage to stay out of each other’s way mostlysave for collateral clashes/catastrophes: collisions& rhythms? look at this ventricular wall I put upmeaning: I stay r ... (read more)