'A Context for Intensity', a new poem by Clive James

Clive James
22 August 2011

Much as I loved you in the snow and ice,
Side-slipping down the chute below Spinale –
It’s twenty years now since we saw Madonna
(Di Campiglio, not Ciconne)


'Morandi and the Hard Problem', a new poem by Stephen Edgar

Stephen Edgar
29 June 2011

And once again that field of neutral light,
Those same few vessels subtly rearranged
Across the surface of a table,
The pots and bottles, vases, with a slight


'Camaldulensis', a new poem by Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe
29 June 2011

Apart from those
occasional wrinkled socks
you are aristocratically pallid


'Osip Mandelstam and Rosemary Dobson: A translation', a new poem by Rosemary Dobson

Rosemary Dobson
29 June 2011
'Osip Mandelstam and Rosemary Dobson: A translation', a new poem by Rosemary Dobson. More

'After Pintauro', a new poem by Eileen Chong

Eileen Chong
08 June 2011

And on my travels I came across
a boy holding his purple heart
in his hands like a broken cup. I touched
the handle – it turned into a bluebird


'100,000,000 ad', a new poem by Will Eaves

Will Eaves
08 June 2011

The Captain’s keen to explore, go deeper,
Take core samples, measure astronomical tilt.
He says the clues are down there and the truth;
Our forebears, numerously well-preserved,


'The Sublime', a new poem by Kevin Brophy

Kevin Brophy
23 May 2011

at 86 and 91 they are still together
more or less
and greet me at the door
as if I am the punchline to a joke
they were just recalling


'Philip Hodgins – A Dream', a new poem by Brendan Ryan

Brendan Ryan
04 May 2011

I walk toward a paddock bordered by cypress trees.
Philip Hodgins is on a tractor harrowing forty acres.
I can’t see his face but I know it is him
methodically going about his business,


'Paper Gardener', a new poem by Ian Templeman

Ian Templeman
04 May 2011

Friends knew he lived alone
in an old fashioned block of apartments
with large windows facing the sea
and a lift like a lion’s cage


'Legionary Ants', a new poem by Francis Webb

Francis Webb
21 April 2011

The world, the tranquil punctual gyroscope,
Is more or less at peace after her fashion,
Broad bowels work, creatures rejoice or mope,

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