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Alison Whittaker

Alison Whittaker is a Gomeroi multitasker living on Gadigal and Wangal lands. She is a Fulbright legal scholar, and a poet and essayist. Her award-winning debut is Lemons in the Chicken Wire (Magabala 2016).

hey babe how’s you’re day

hey babe how’s you’re day i tried to roast some veg but yeah for dinner ahahaa yeah you know what happened could you bring cooked chook home? already left woolise? damn leths leys let’s !!!! fuck get something delivered i …

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CARP

Fat carp smack up our boat. Far up, far out, flap out t he tarp. The sad thing sags — a barb. A barb.   A Barbara at Coonabarabran eyes our jackets and my pierced nose. But she gives us …

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Winners for the Val Vallis Award for an Unpublished Poem 2018

Run by Queensland Poetry Festival, and named in honour of a distinguished Queensland poet, the Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award for an Unpublished Poem is committed to encouraging poets throughout Australia. 2018 Selection panel: Alison Whittaker and Angela Gardner.

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three poem suite

i. when to clean a wig a wig must always be clean or else develop a particular smell or else slick strappy heavy faced in all my years wearing wigs none told me how to clean one where to hang …

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not one silent lamb

1. a tuft of sustenance, adrip with meat and wool, pads the clay 2. a hungry metaphor born, it breaches somewhere out from Botany Bay 3. smeared on a frontier ill-defined beneath it bleats its grass-fed mine 4. there is …

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murrispacetime

From me don’t take from me what this what I been learnin’ slowly. Seein’ time stretch out from me don’t take it. I’m seein’ slow-stretch-time stretch time before me. Don’t stretch away from me just yet. Take time. You’re learnin’ …

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