States of Poetry Victoria

States of Poetry 2016 NSW Podcast | 'After Mutability' by Fiona Wright

18 May 2016

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, Fiona Wright reads her poem 'After Mutability' which features in the 2016 New South Wales anthology.

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States of Poetry 2016 NSW Podcast | 'Crisis Poem' by Fiona Wright

20 May 2016

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, Fiona Wright reads her poem 'Crisis Poem' which features in the 2016 New South Wales anthology.

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States of Poetry 2016 NSW Podcast | 'Potts Point' by Fiona Wright

23 May 2016

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, Fiona Wright reads her poem 'Potts Point' which features in the 2016 New South Wales anthology.

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States of Poetry 2016 NSW Podcast | 'Set Piece' by Fiona Wright

23 May 2016

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, Fiona Wright reads her poem 'Set Piece' which features in the 2016 New South Wales anthology.

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States of Poetry 2016 NSW Podcast | 'Smith's Lake' by Fiona Wright

23 May 2016

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, Fiona Wright reads her poem 'Smith's Lake' which features in the 2016 New South Wales anthology.

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States of Poetry 2016 Podcast | State editor David McCooey introduces the Victorian anthology

Australian Book Review
04 March 2016
In this first episode of the Australian Book Review's States of Poetry Podcast, state editor David McCooey introduces the 2016 Victorian poets: Amy Brown, Kevin Brophy, Michael Farre More

States of Poetry 2016 - Victoria | State Editor's Introduction by David McCooey

David McCooey
29 February 2016

Melbourne is home to numerous poetic institutions, including Australian Poetry Inc, Collected Works (Australia's best bookshop for poetry), and, of course, Australian Book Review. Among these institutions there are vibrant – if sometimes occult – print, audio-visual, and spoken-word scenes. Regional Victoria is far from eclipsed by the metropolitan cent ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - Victoria | 'A brief report' by Kevin Brophy

Kevin Brophy
29 February 2016

for Wolfgang and Birgit

I failed to sleep last night, I failed to have the dreams
that would take me safe from one day into the next.

I failed to be brave, afraid of the train, its snout of steel
pushing out of the dark into the station at San Pietro,

its sides towering over us blue and white and filthy with night.
It hissed, cracked open, impatie ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - Victoria | 'Before I speak' by Kevin Brophy

Kevin Brophy
29 February 2016

This poem has not yet been written
and before it is I want to say I respect
the President of the United States,
the man himself and his office

and I respect what the people
mean when they say Democracy
though I do not know what this
might have to do with being armed

and having put these points like this
as plainly as possible
on t ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - Victoria | 'Magically' by Kevin Brophy

Kevin Brophy
29 February 2016

You woke with a headache
and opened the bedroom window blind.
You bent forward as morning light came in.
It fell on your belly and breasts
and your sleep maddened hair.
I could hear the sickness in your voice
as you accepted a salad bowl to throw up in
and two pills with breakfast.

The new sun tipped itself up over distant mountains
outside the ki ... More

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