Alison Coppe

Alison Coppe is a poet and singer from Adelaide, South Australia. Nearing the end of a PhD in Creative Writing at The University of Adelaide, her work and research focuses on performance, fictocritical strategies, queer feminism, gender and sexuality, and contemporary theories of writing memory and the body. Her work has been published by SodPress, Gargouille, Dubnium, UN Magazine, TEXT and has appeared in Noted Festival, LoveFest 2017 and Feast Festival.

Butch Dancing

We go out butch dancing Poets and lovers Get lost in a vertical groove Scale the room of eyes legs glitter I ask are you a dancer? ultimately, they say. Beats pop soda or salt rush against the impulse to …

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Bus Stop

Rain and the road Shake hands at the coffee shop. Bus stop. Break, shift Like that automatic kiss Filling bedsheets Compressing the morning into moans Before the sun is up –don’t go Back to Fourteen years of never loved you …

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Queer Modes: New Australian Poetry

I did not want to build a falling-down house of rhetoric / Or even one that could stand all the huffing and puffing

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