States of Poetry Western Australia - Series One

Series One of the Western Australian States of Poetry anthology is edited by Lucy Dougan and features poetry by Carolyn Abbs, Kia Groom, Graham Kershaw, Charmaine Papertalk-Green, J.P. Quinton, and Barbara Temperton. Read Lucy Dougan's introduction to the anthology here.

States of Poetry Western Australia - Series One

States of Poetry 2016 - Western Australia | State Editor's Introduction by Lucy Dougan

Lucy Dougan

'Poetry is a necessity of life ... It is a function of poetry to locate those zones inside us that would be free, and declare them so.'  C.D. Wright

 

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States of Poetry - Western Australia | About Carolyn Abbs

Australian Book Review
Carolyn Abbs grew up in the south of England, and now lives in Fremantle, Western Australia. More

States of Poetry 2016 - Western Australia | ‘At the house where my father was born’ by Carolyn Abbs

Carolyn Abbs

'It hurts to go through walls, it makes you sick,
but it's necessary.' − Tomas Tranströmer

I'd expected a labyrinth of small dark rooms, yet
the house was ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - Western Australia | ‘Orphan’s Boot’ by Carolyn Abbs

Carolyn Abbs

(found in rubble beneath a church — New Norcia)

Distempered walls crowd in cold at the old
schoolroom, resonant with the chant of times
tables, scrape of chalk on slate; a nun might
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