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'Axis 12. Addenda', a new poem by A.J. Carruthers for Pam Brown

A.J. Carruthers
15 December 2014

for C.                 
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'Time Watch', a new poem by Tina Kane

Tina Kane
25 November 2014
Year after year I say I have no time.
Thinking of you now as I pass by the Riverside Cathedral
I remember how year after year we made time for lunch –
you standing under More

'Rent Time', a new poem by Gig Ryan

Gig Ryan
25 November 2014

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Anywhere’s more homely
than this field day to mortality,
accumulating severances
that wrangle distance
like before and after’s rosary of rue.

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'The Art of the Fugue', a new poem by Stephen Edgar

Stephen Edgar
25 November 2014

So, summoned by that call across the wide
And complicated city, pressed
And yet reluctant to arrive,
We found among the ranks of the distressed,

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'Danger: Lantana', a new poem by Ross Clark

Ross Clark
21 November 2014

sampling Jeffrey Harrison’s ‘Danger: Tulip’,
from Ploughshares, Winter 2006–07

Was I hoping to find my way to the creek, loud
with unseasonal rain, and to see, perhaps,

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'Lost Property', a new poem by Tracy Ryan

Tracy Ryan
21 November 2014

To be alone in the wide room
in the house’s crooked elbow, turning point
for extensions as the family grew
and grew – and grew – to be alone in the one room
nobody needed now, though it might be resumed
like land, for guests or blow-ins, at any moment,
without notice (and that was part of
the appeal, the very tenuous feel of the place) to play the ... More

2007 Porter Prize winner: 'Sanctum' by Alex Skovron

Alex Skovron
20 November 2014

So there he was in the library, crouched above the floor
      like a mousetrap, squinting into his rickety parallel edition
of the Satires. The paperback was from the late fifties; More

2006 Porter Prize winner: 'Still Life with Cockles and Shells' by Judith Bishop

Judith Bishop
20 November 2014

(Italian, c.17th; Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna)

Life breathes in this painting like a child
pretending not to be awake,

or a skink metamorphosed to a stone
but for the flutter in its flank.

You have to lean and listen for the heart
behind the shining paint,

the lips half-open, and the glittering eye.

Velvet of the night. A ba ... More

Poem of the Week - 'Man on the Moon' by Stephen Edgar (2005 ABR Poetry Prize winner)

Australian Book Review
19 November 2014

In ABR's seventh 'Poem of the Week' Stephen Edgar discusses and reads his poem 'Man on the Moon'.

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'Stranded Cactus', a new poem by Andrew Sant

Andrew Sant
30 October 2014

This cactus looks as if, on a reef,
it could be neighbour to sponge, equally at ease
under the sea – or strange as some tentacled hydra
on the window ledge, free
of quickening leaves.

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