Series One of the South Australian States of Poetry anthology is edited by Peter Goldsworthy and features poetry Ken Bolton, Aidan Coleman, Jelena Dinic, Jill Jones, Kate Llewellyn, and Thom Sullivan. Read Peter Goldsworthy's introduction to the anthology here.
States of Poetry South Australia - Series One
I sometimes think that poetry sits in relation to the great empire of the Novel as precariously as early Christianity in the Roman Empire: small groups of devotees gathering in catacombs to perform their sacred rites. OK, the stakes are not as high (the odd literary l ...
Thoughtful –and yet forgetful, easily distracted, hardly there sometimes Ken Bolton's is a lyrical figure limned against the harsh outlines, the stark colours, of the Adelaide art world
for Lee Harwood
Softly solarised and parallel
two lines echo each other, glow slightly,
in a space that is nowhere
Should the unique serve to typify?
Have they been ill-used? To what purpose?
The Asian couple.