Poem

'I was the greatest art potter' by Christopher DeWeese

Christopher DeWeese
Friday, 28 April 2017

I was the greatest art potter
but only I knew it,
photographing myself holding signs that read
Unequalled, Unrivalled, and Undisputed

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'Zeitgeist' by Bronwyn Lea

Bronwyn Lea
Friday, 28 April 2017

We admire it because it disdains to destroy us:
beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror

Chagall’s falling man, a grandfather clock, a yellow
cow with a blue violin populate an allegory of terror

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'Ship', a new poem by Paul Hetherington

Paul Hetherington
Tuesday, 28 March 2017

The abandoned ship was there one morning – a new broken headland –
shiny, sitting high on the low tide, with hundreds of windows like
blinking oval spectacles. Over months the view became fractured;
someone dubbed it the Marie Celeste ‘beached at last’ and a group of us

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2017 Porter Prize Shortlist

Michael Lee Phillips et al
Thursday, 23 February 2017

Drone

Someone says drone and I see the cell phone it tracks, see the hand holding the cell phone
Being tracked by the drone, see the arm connected to the hand holding the cell phone
Being tracked by the drone, see the shoulder manoeuvring the arm connected to the hand
Holding the cell phone being tracked by the drone, see the person attached to the shoulder
Manoeuv ...

A horizontal twister, but none of the dramatic life
and drop of hellraiser rides. Sedate, but vertiginous
enough to rearrange conceptions, open perceptions
to a very different York – those eucalypt canopies
a blur of recognition shifting the boundaries

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'Deep Knowledge' by Caitlin Maling

Caitlin Maling
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
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'Zero Degrees' by John Hawke

John Hawke
Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Rags of snow unmelting on the southern lawn.
Those younger ones, whose death turns

on the hair’s-breadth incidence of accident,
avoid this perduration of slow misrecognition.

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'The Grey Parrot' by Judith Bishop

Judith Bishop
Monday, 24 October 2016

The far city must make itself known
even here in the sitting room and
barred by winter branches. The skyline

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'Home' by Judith Bishop

Judith Bishop
Monday, 24 October 2016

The far city must make itself known
even here in the sitting room and
barred by winter branches. The skyline ...

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'Francis Bacon Created Australian Literature' by Stuart Cooke

Stuart Cooke
Monday, 26 September 2016

His feet were stubborn
on the frozen path.
He put it into His hand, then ...

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