Nathan Shepherdson

Nathan Shepherdson

Nathan Shepherdson is the author of five books of poetry. He has won a number of awards including the Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize, The Newcastle Poetry Prize, and the Mary Gilmore Award. He is the son of the painter Gordon Shepherdson.

'statements to forget when remembered' by Nathan Shepherdson | States of Poetry Queensland - Series One

States of Poetry Queensland - Series One 22 February 2016
  no one has ever written there is no gr eater poem than this one no one has ever written there is no gr eater poem then this one     this poemwas complete until you decide d to read it   this is what australian p oetry looks like after the fire bu t before all the trees were put back in the landscape b efore all the trees were put back in this p oem   i am th ... (read more)

'the notebooks of Mr & Mrs Emeritus' by Nathan Shepherdson | States of Poetry Queensland - Series One

States of Poetry Queensland - Series One 22 February 2016
ironing the crease into her lung with your breaththe six words in end steam over blue charcoal in her eye your hands arrive in separate envelopes on different days and they are addressed to each other even the earth in its eyedropper is not medicine to our mouths it's the milk dispensed through holes in a flute that keeps us alive Mr & Mrs Emeritus explain on the hour that death is a democr ... (read more)