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Poetry from Australia & New Zealand

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

Poetry by Kate McNamara

In these two unique poems, Australian poet Kate McNamara takes us on an achingly courageous journey, which are in themselves a tribute to the dignity and resilience of those left behind.

Featured Poet- Peter Boyle

Two poems by celebrated Australian poet and translator Peter Boyle, which dwell simultaneously on the miraculous in life and its precariousness.

Poetry by Davide Angelo

In these magnificent poems, Australian poet Davide Angelo gently explores the nature of two very different situations, as well as the histories they carry and the dreams inherent in them.

Poetry by Julie Maclean

From the surprising beauty of baby sharks to the curious directions our lives take and the spaces between things – the sleek poetry of Australian poet Julie Maclean covers a multitude of sentiments.

ONE POEM BY NICOLE SELLERS

City dwellers, this provocative poem by Nicole Sellers, with its ironic delivery and thickly packed images, will make you look twice at how you live your life!

A Poem by Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker conjures up seasonal melancholy with a languorous longing, and a sensitive rendering of its subtler aspects.

1 Poem By Rohan Buettel

Rohan Buettel’s light, at times wry, touch coupled with his sharp powers of observation make these haiku/senryu a delight for both the mind and the senses!

Poetry by Wendy Dunn

Australian novelist and poet, Wendy J Dunn, lures you through a delicate poetic meditation on the nature of creativity, reminding us that each artistic creation is an act of courage.

Poetry by Geoffrey Forrester

Under the softly expert eye of Australian poet Geoffrey Forrester (Tug Dumbly), the simple ritual of a common haircut is delved into and its implications expanded in a way that cannot fail to delight!

A Poem By Brett Dionysius

Australian poet Brett Dionysius coaxes us back in time to the burial of a plant by an Ice Age squirrel, and how that plant may feel to be ‘woken’ from a 32,000-year-old sleep.

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