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
Now in a rush they've slipped their delicate profiles,
vanished, like boys enlisting in a passing army.
The scraggly woods have joined as well.
Only the blond hill is sharp and motionless.
For days our south horizon has been hoarding them,
these blue grandees returning in their kept rage,
moving now with such intent and thoroughness,
dragging up the south like a baggage train. ... more
into the shadows at the wall's base
and creak upwards on wooden stairs
into dawn and the day, the sun
come swaddled in light, radiant
through Eucalypts, their freshest oil.
Below, closer than flowing paddocks
yellow-robed with wheat, the town,
handful of rocks on a plain, ... more