Michael Dransfield was born in Sydney on 12 September 1948....read more
Amanda Stewart was born in 1959. She began writing and performing poetry in the late ... more
joanne burns was born in Vaucluse, Sydney, in 1945, and grew up in Sydney’s eastern ... more
Laurence James Duggan was born in South Melbourne in 1949. In the late 1960s and ... more
Bruce Beaver was born in the Sydney seaside suburb of Manly on 14 February 1928. ... more
engaged in aerial combat,
flung useless lassoes at the ceiling,
beat against walls, where words dissolved
into a desperate, helpless plea for escape.
She closed her eyes and dreamed on sunlight
in a room with cream linen curtains
and oranges in a blue bowl.
from the Spring Forest,
the original text.
“Drinking straws” we say,
sipping a milkshake of imitation vanilla
through a thin plastic tube.
My children in summer
used stubble from paddocks
for sipping crushed-strawberry water. ... more