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Ali Jane Smith

Ali Jane Smith

About Ali Jane Smith

Ali Jane Smith’s first poetry chapbook, Gala was published in 2006 by Five Islands Press. She has been the recipient of a Longlines Residency for Regional Writers at Varuna – the Writers House. Her work has appeared in publications such as Southerly, Famous Reporter, and Mascara Literary Review. She has recorded readings for audio Cd and performed in schools, universities, pubs, cafes, shopping malls and festivals.



Davistown

after Bill Manhire My turn with the binoculars. The Honeyeater flies straight into the sliding-glass-door. My brother. My yellow t-shirt. His. My sister’s curly red hair, same as mine. My somersault into the nasturtiums. My best friend. Wendy. My hands …

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Mogul

How long since he’d sliced and salted a tomato? There was almost nothing he touched: silverware and bed covers, expensive notebooks sometimes the floury crust of a gourmet burger the younger skin of a grandchild or subordinate. Somewhere, another old …

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Bankstown

It's the Saturday morning fruit and vegetable market in Berkeley, California. There are trestle tables with artichokes, bok choy, carrots, sugar cane, strawberries, looking as though they would taste sweet, and a stall selling organic sauerkraut. It's not a big …

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SuperX

At the SuperX there are pro riders in the demonstration events and local kids riding in the races. When we first arrive there are bobcats all over the place, they're still building the track. It's exciting just watching the bobcats …

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