Poem

'Liked In Prison' by Michael Farrell

Michael Farrell
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
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
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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2017 Porter Prize Shortlist

Michael Lee Phillips et al
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
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'The Sizzler at the York Agricultural Show, 2016' by John Kinsella

John Kinsella
29 November 2016

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
29 November 2016
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'Zero Degrees' by John Hawke

John Hawke
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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'The Grey Parrot' by Judith Bishop

Judith Bishop
24 October 2016

The far city must make itself known
even here in the sitting room and
barred by winter branches. The skyline

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'Home' by Judith Bishop

Judith Bishop
24 October 2016

The far city must make itself known
even here in the sitting room and
barred by winter branches. The skyline ...

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'Francis Bacon Created Australian Literature' by Stuart Cooke

Stuart Cooke
26 September 2016

His feet were stubborn
on the frozen path.
He put it into His hand, then ...

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