States of Poetry SA poems

States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | 'In Camera' by Thom Sullivan

Thom Sullivan
06 April 2016

A day in parallax – duco-blue –
a crop of borrowed gold,
in focus, replete –

fibrous stems of light, agitated,
and, over them, the bales
of cloud dispersing.

The motor ticking
long after it is silenced.
And the impulse it honours: this.

 

Thom Sullivan

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States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | 'Where Brownlee Went' by Thom Sullivan

Thom Sullivan
06 April 2016

after Paul Muldoon's 'Why Brownlee Left'

Where Brownlee went, and why he went,
is no mystery – Brady's bar.
And if a man should have fixed intent
it was him; two shots of whiskey,
one of Bushmills, one of Redbreast,
a cheer and a slab for the house.
He was then seen going out to piss
in the March morning, sure and surly.

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States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | 'Salute' by Ken Bolton

Ken Bolton
06 April 2016

I wonder what happens
in Seb's kitchen, I see
him round the corner
into the room, sun shining, cat
ready for food, a grin
that is mixed of resignation
& amusement eyes alight
for the opportunity
each day brings. I always
liked the way he understood
things – things I've
never understood –
as an open secret, knowledge
with w ... More

States of Poetry 2016 SA Podcast | 'Oxytocin' by Kate Llewellyn

06 May 2016

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, Francesca Sasnaitis introduces Kate Llewellyn who reads her poem 'Oxytocin' which features in the 2016 South More

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