'Maze', a new poem by Peter Steele

Peter Steele
22 May 2012

But wait, there’s more – as when the hummingbird
flies backwards for the hell of it, or
the odd flamingo’s pinkened up by snackin More

'One House', a new poem by Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe
22 April 2012

Empty for years, the house can tell us nothing.
Even though it is a maisonette, ostensibly half of a pair.
The other half is normal, inhabited, has a real dog.
Rubbish gathers here, junk mail overfills More

'Emily Poems', a new poem by John Kinsella

John Kinsella
22 April 2012


Surrounded by the countless dead
And restrained in illness to her bed
The hilltipped winds that seared her face
Made her young as they made her old


'Night Guard, The Futures Museum after the ACMI Star Voyager Exhibition', a new poem by Lisa Gorton

Lisa Gorton
20 March 2012


Rooms so familiar
they complete themselves in me –
this darkened hall where the glass cases,


'After Reading Henry James’s The Awkward Age', a new poem by Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton
27 February 2012

The answer could only be yes. Or,
(as James would have it) it was a question,
the way she turned back to him
seemed to say, that deserved


'Oscillations', a new poem by Toby Fitch

Toby Fitch
26 February 2012
'Oscillations', a new poem by Toby Fitch. More

'After Devotion', a new poem by Annamaria Weldon

Annamaria Weldon
26 February 2012


The far margin of wintering wetlands,
mist before sunrise. Outside my window
a rock parrot is perched on its fence-post.


'Beautiful Mother', a new poem by Michael Farrell

Michael Farrell
26 February 2012
You’ve always associated the two terms together
partly due to your reading of Schiller; partly due
to your watching of Kimba. Kimba sublimates
his mother in the water. You’ve always thought More

'Bayside Suburban', a new poem by Anne Elvey

Anne Elvey
26 February 2012


Port Phillip rucks & tears in the wind
and where the creek joins the bay, the lace
is tattered marl. Wild gulls pick


'Provenance', a new poem by Gareth Robinson

Gareth Robinson
26 February 2012

Taking note might prompt some things:
look! Even a colon finds correlation
with the eyes of Hoji’s frog, and the king’s.

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