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Poetry from Australia & New Zealand

Denise O’Hagan’s selection of poetry from the strongest voices in
Australia & New Zealand

Two Poems by Petra White

In these two intensely psychological and dreamlike works, Australian poet Petra White delves deep into the nature of love and memory, and the elusiveness of both.

One Poem by Emilie Collyer

Don’t be deceived by the gentle opening to this work by Australian poet and playwright Emilie Collyer, which toys with darker implications in an old photograph.

Two poems by Ivy Alvarez

New Zealand-based poet Ivy Alvarez draws us in with her edgy, sensual prose poetry weaved from an engagement with Filipino idiomatic expressions.

Three Poems by Mark Tredinnick

Australian poet Mark Tredinnick’s poetry is a nothing less than a hymn of gratitude to the natural world and a rare rhythmical treat!

One poem by Caoimhe McKeogh

The quiet power of this work by New Zealand poet Caoimhe McKeogh is a lesson in prose poetry – beautifully controlled language evoking the poignant image of a tune lost and found.

Two poems by Gail Ingram

New Zealand poet Gail Ingram teases and delights us with her vivid imagery and playfulness with words as she peels back layers of our culture, challenging us with her implications.

Two poems by Jena Woodhouse

Delve into the dark world of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch through these two evocative poems in the ekphrastic tradition by Australian poet Jena Woodhouse!

Two poems by Jules Leigh Koch

In our age of overblown expression, the chiselled lines and deliberate imagism of Australian poet Jules Leigh Koch are a real treat!

One poem by Kathryn Fry

See the poetry in scientific discovery through the discerning and tender eye of Australian poet Kathryn Fry!

One poem by Kit Willett

There is a wistfulness to this playful postmodern piece by New Zealand poet, Kit Willett, which will haunt you long after you’ve finished reading it!

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