States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia

Welcome to States of Poetry, a major new project intended to highlight the quality and diversity of contemporary Australian poetry. Funded by Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund, this is one of the first federally arranged poetry anthologies published in this country. All states and territories will be covered with separate anthologies, each of them edited by a senior poet living in, or closely associated with, that state. The state editors will choose six local poets actively publishing new work (up to five poems per poet). The state anthologies will appear on our website with introductions from the state editor, biographies and remarks from the individual poets, recordings, and other features. The South Australian anthology was edited by Peter Goldsworthy and features poems by Ken Bolton, Aidan Coleman, Jelena Dinic, Jill Jones, Kate Llewellyn, and Thom Sullivan.

States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia

States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | State Editor's Introduction by Peter Goldsworthy

Peter Goldsworthy

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 t ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | About Ken Bolton

Australian Book Review

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

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States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | 'Gilbert Place - Cafe Boulevard' by Ken Bolton

Ken Bolton

for Lee Harwood

 

Softly solarised and parallel
two lines echo each other, glow slightly,
in a space that is nowhere

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States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | 'What Do I Owe Them?' by Ken Bolton

Ken Bolton

Should the unique serve to typify?
Have they been ill-used? To what purpose?

 

Asian Couple

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