States of Poetry Western Australia - Series Two

Series Two of the Western Australian States of Poetry anthology is edited by Kevin Brophy and features poems by Chris Arnold, Josephine Clarke, Lucy Dougan, John Kinsella, Edwin Lee Mulligan, and Annamaria Weldon. Read Kevin Brophy's introduction to the anthology here.

States of Poetry Western Australia - Series Two

State Editor's Introduction by Kevin Brophy | States of Poetry WA - Series Two

Kevin Brophy

Poetry, in ‘stilling things’, as Martin Heidegger suggested in 1950, is nevertheless always restlessly active. These six voices are six stills from a fast-moving history of poetry in W More

About Lucy Dougan | States of Poetry WA - Series Two

States of Poetry

Lucy Dougan’s books include White Clay (Giramondo, 2007), Meanderthals (Web del Sol), and The Guardians (Giramondo, 2015), which won the WA Premier's Book Awar More

'Art Detective' by Lucy Dougan | States of Poetry WA - Series Two

Lucy Dougan

I lie on the couch
like a beaten dog
as Philip Mould advances
on his latest art forensics
and there are these absolutely
free and liberated daubs
of greens and browns
in close-up on ... More

'Girl on a Rug with a Cat' by Lucy Dougan | States of Poetry WA - Series Two

Lucy Dougan

The girl on a rug with a cat
is an entirely decorative proposition.
She curls, the cat curls, even the rug
displays some notion of this movement
with its diverting curlicues.
Life, too, is mak ... More

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