Poem

'Little Fly' by Fay Zwicky

Fay Zwicky
Sunday, 23 July 2017

My Mužka (‘little fly’ in Czech)
Goes softly but she goeth sure.
She stumbles not as larger creatures do,
Her journey’s shorter so she may endure
More puissant than do those who further go.

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'Black Door with Snow' by Shari Kocher

Shari Kocher
Monday, 29 May 2017

After Georgia O’Keeffe: Series 1 – From the Plains, 1919 and Back Door with Snow, 1955

The essential thing is what we always miss.

Jorge Luis Borges

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'Liked In Prison' by Michael Farrell

Michael Farrell
Monday, 29 May 2017

Walking the streets, reading his books
in the cafés and bars, this was his over-
riding question: would he be liked in
prison?

He was not particularly bad, or good, or
graceful, or skeptical. He reckoned he
belonged to the median when it came to
the smokers of Lwów: but would he be
liked in prison?

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'I was the greatest art potter' by Christopher DeWeese

Christopher DeWeese
Friday, 28 April 2017

I was the greatest art potter
but only I knew it,
photographing myself holding signs that read
Unequalled, Unrivalled, and Undisputed

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'Zeitgeist' by Bronwyn Lea

Bronwyn Lea
Friday, 28 April 2017

We admire it because it disdains to destroy us:
beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror

Chagall’s falling man, a grandfather clock, a yellow
cow with a blue violin populate an allegory of terror

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'Ship', a new poem by Paul Hetherington

Paul Hetherington
Tuesday, 28 March 2017

The abandoned ship was there one morning – a new broken headland –
shiny, sitting high on the low tide, with hundreds of windows like
blinking oval spectacles. Over months the view became fractured;
someone dubbed it the Marie Celeste ‘beached at last’ and a group of us

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2017 Porter Prize Shortlist

Michael Lee Phillips et al
Thursday, 23 February 2017

Drone

Someone says drone and I see the cell phone it tracks, see the hand holding the cell phone
Being tracked by the drone, see the arm connected to the hand holding the cell phone
Being tracked by the drone, see the shoulder manoeuvring the arm connected to the hand
Holding the cell phone being tracked by the drone, see the person attached to the shoulder
Manoeuv ...

A horizontal twister, but none of the dramatic life
and drop of hellraiser rides. Sedate, but vertiginous
enough to rearrange conceptions, open perceptions
to a very different York – those eucalypt canopies
a blur of recognition shifting the boundaries

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'Deep Knowledge' by Caitlin Maling

Caitlin Maling
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
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'Zero Degrees' by John Hawke

John Hawke
Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Rags of snow unmelting on the southern lawn.
Those younger ones, whose death turns

on the hair’s-breadth incidence of accident,
avoid this perduration of slow misrecognition.

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