States of Poetry Poems

'Travelling To My Mother Last Century' by Anne Kellas | States of Poetry Tasmania - Series Two

Anne Kellas
18 April 2018

I step in a taxi, again. It takes me there fast,
cutting the white dotted lines of highway
into miles of silence. Back to my mother
in the ship or the plane, reversing my steps
to see her curving herself into her pillows
her red walls, her eyes not seeing me but a blur.
My mother calls to me from her place far away
in deep mind, where she has built a tower o ... More

'The Finding' by Anne Kellas | States of Poetry Tasmania - Series Two

Anne Kellas
18 April 2018

Here,
leafing through stone-quiet papers,
I freeze in the 8 am birdsong morning.
No fog-horn traffic noise or school-song children today,
just daffodils
pinned to spiked leaves
and sea light far away.

Anne Kellas

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'As You Left Home One Winter's Night' by Anne Kellas | States of Poetry Tasmania - Series Two

Anne Kellas
18 April 2018

It’s dawn but it’s dark.
Winter. Your Winterreise
begins. But you don’t want to wake.

I tried to wake you but you wouldn’t, then you would.
If I knew then what I know now.
But there was the ticket, the passport.

Your father’s ready, names and numbers, labels on the luggage.
The car is idling outside.
It’s dawn but dark.

It’s wi ... More

'Probably' by Anne Kellas | States of Poetry Tasmania - Series Two

Anne Kellas
18 April 2018

I’ll go that way, by sea,
in a ship that sails at night,
dropping life-boats,
like lifts down lift shafts,
onto storm seas below.

Anne Kellas

... More

'How To Get Rid Of The Layer Of Snow' by Anne Kellas | States of Poetry Tasmania - Series Two

Anne Kellas
18 April 2018

‘Ah, that layer of snow of which you tell me! For a long
time I too had it! But I turned it into the tablecloth my
wife spread over our – pleasantly round – table in order
to host ... so many incarnation ... More

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

Lucy Dougan
13 October 2017

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 the screen.
They are of the earth
in a surprising and counter way
to all that sateen, country houses,
rich people by the yard.
And from my beaten dog pose< ... More

States of Poetry 2016 NSW Podcast | Introduction and 'small town apocalypse' by Susie Anderson

29 June 2016

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, Susie Anderson introduces her anthology and reads her poem 'small town apocalypse' which features in the 2016 More

States of Poetry 2016 NSW Podcast | 'time conquers all' by Susie Anderson

29 June 2016

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, Susie Anderson reads her poem 'time conquers all' which features in the 2016 NSW More

States of Poetry 2016 NSW Podcast | 'the bus' by Susie Anderson

29 June 2016

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, Susie Anderson reads her poem 'the bus' which featu More

States of Poetry 2016 NSW Podcast | 'minimum spend' by Susie Anderson

29 June 2016

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, Susie Anderson reads h More

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