Kate Middleton

Toby Fitch reviews 'Brink' by Jill Jones and 'Passage' by Kate Middleton

Toby Fitch
22 December 2017

The poetic epigraphs that introduce all three sections in Brink, Jill Jones’s tenth full-length poetry collection, are collaged fragments from the poems proper. Moodily, they skirt the e More

Letters to the Editor - April 2016

31 March 2016

TROVE CURTAILED

Dear Editor,

As President of the Australian Historical Association, on 2 March I sent the following letter to the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia, (and copied it to the Hon. Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition; Senator the Hon. Mitch Fifield, Minister for the Arts; and the Hon. Mark Dreyfus QC, MP, Shadow Minister for ... More

Peter Porter Poetry Prize Judges' Report 2016

10 March 2016

More than 700 poets entered this year's Peter Porter Poetry Prize; just over 200 of these entries came from overseas. The judges were Luke Davies, Lisa Gorton and Kate Middleton. They completed their judgement without knowing the name, gender, background or nationality of any entrant.

This prize honours Peter Porter and its judges seek to honour him not only in name but in principle: by ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - New South Wales | 'Utopia / After Oz' by Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton
03 May 2016

The storm blows you back
              its funnel ardent
              its wide hungry eye
Its tongue croons you
onto flatline of prairie

When poppies drowsed you
red breath drew
gravity into your limbs:
you yearned for tall ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - New South Wales | 'Daybreak' by Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton
03 May 2016

The dawn is only a thought.

The fulcrum on which we rest our newsprint, our toothless fingerprints, our balmy Paxil days.

Only a thought of the windy, dwindling kind.

Wake to urgent messages, to the waltz of hours crisp and fragile as thin pastry. To roulette of lightning yes. Of arid no.

&nb ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - New South Wales | 'Jonah' by Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton
04 May 2016

            The ‘greate fyshe’, terrible
colossus, dark cathedral of days
            and nights, arrests
lost Jonah in his flight. Three

            days and nights spent
in wet earnest pray ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - New South Wales | 'Mouse (Wunderkammer)' by Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton
04 May 2016

Cut out a sixth of the heart.
At a day old—furless,
close-eyed, resembling nothing
so much as an infant's thumb—
he can survive it.
The mouse can regrow that missing part
in three short weeks.

Aesop knew it:
to be mouse-hearted
is as good as wearing
the swagger of lion.

His heart
perhaps the size of ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - New South Wales | 'Study of a Lion' by Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton
04 May 2016

In black chalk the beast
brusques forward   Silence   Rubens
has stopped his mouth
with a single line     He is already
awed by the den
he will find himself in even now
as his mane curls into wisp
of emptiness     A study on paper

But there in white chalk the grim
pose brightens
into ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - New South Wales | About Kate Middleton

Australian Book Review
28 April 2016

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Kate Middleton is an Australian writer. She is the author of the poetry collections F ... More

Fiona Hile reviews 'Rhinestone' by Ella O'Keefe, 'Metadata' by Amelia Dale, 'end motion/manifest' by Sian Vate, and 'Office of Locutions' by Kate Middleton

Fiona Hile
29 October 2015

All writers need good bookshelves, but the poet, perhaps more than any other writer, is charged with the involuntary dispensation and relentless accumulation of reading material. This is partly due to the proclivities of the producers and partly due to the characteristics of the form itself. As the notable cultural critic Pierre Bourdieu remarked, poetry's effects d ... More

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