States of Poetry 2016 SA Podcast | 'Handbag' by Jelena Dinic

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States of Poetry Podcast - Series One

States of Poetry 2016 SA Podcast | 'Handbag' by Jelena Dinic

Reviewed by
States of Poetry Podcast - Series One

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, Jelena Dinic reads her poem 'Handbag' which features in the 2016 South Australian anthology.

 

Handbag

after Vasko Popa

Always ready to leave
leaving
each time further
from the whispers
of the grass.

She has forgotten
her death,
the calf she once was.

Curled around an arm
a new name sewn
into her mouth
she's been there, done that.

A tramp, living beyond
the stitches of life.

 Jelena Dinic


'Handbag' appears in 'States of Poetry - SA'. You can learn more about States of Poetry and read the full anthologies here

Read Jelena Dinic's biography in 'States of Poetry - SA'

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