Anne Elvey

Anne Elvey

About Anne Elvey

Anne Elvey’s first full length poetry collection Kin was published by 5 Islands Press. Her poems have appeared most recently in Overland, Eureka Street, Meanjin, Australian Love Poems 2013 and Best Australian Poems 2013. Elvey is managing editor of Plumwood Mountain: An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics. She lives in Melbourne, Australia, and holds honorary appointments at Monash University and University of Divinity.


The Day after the Election in a Melbourne Backyard

1. The cone roosts in the tree. The sky responds with blue. The radio crackles and the pundit says we get what we 2. deserve, electing a crowd of daleks with their rind and their heart of imagination and a …

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Review Short: Diane Fahey’s The Stone Garden: Poems from Clare

The Stone Garden: Poems from ClareA note on the copyright page of The Stone Garden reads: ‘The Stone Garden is written in tanka, the five-line Japanese lyric form, the first and third of its lines having five syllables, the others, seven.’ The book keeps to this syllabic form throughout with two five line poems to a page. These poems from Clare unfold in six sections and Fahey’s craft is evident in the way she can break registers of imagery with engaging shifts and turns.

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Recycling the possible

tear into pieces the possible drench it in rainwater steep for a season size it with sand fine as breath pass the slurry over an alveolar web let the sheet dry in watercolour light — inside the egg of the …

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made things


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In the thin place between the word and the thing,

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Clouds Hopkins across the blue page.

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Anne Elvey: lamentation

o murray o murray break (bending) the forgiveness of things what you (air and water) what you (bread) the place you lie down threads of the sheet that covers as if given for our breath drinking (food in us) here …

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Anne Elvey: Post-colonial?

All that is white in us in not pure nor (but driven to the breath of) snow that falls when the day turns cold. Our wanting all belonging (in this place), is even more the colon's gesture: already who bore …

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