Amanda Anastasi

Amanda Anastasi is a Melbourne poet who has been published as locally as Prahran’s Artists’ Lane walls to The Massachusetts Review in Boston. Her debut poetry collection was 2012 and other poems and she recently co-authored The Silences with Robbie Coburn (Eaglemont Press, 2016). She is the recipient of the 2017 Words in Winter Trentham Contemporary Poetry Prize, and a two-time winner of the Williamstown Literary Festival’s Ada Cambridge Poetry Prize.

Suburban Deer

Deer Park in Melbourne’s outer west, 1990 Mediterranean columns against brown brick. Kids squabble about whose turn it is to hide in their game. Careful gardens. Pebbled strips. A terracotta-skinned girl carrying colour pencils in a Barbie case, skipping past …

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The First Moments of His Absence:

A radio tuned to static after Mahler. A curtain opened to a suddenly blank scenery. The remaining stalk after the dandelion blow. The thick silence after a confession. A vital wire removed pre-explosion. The hollow letterbox: a cubic sneer. Eighty-eight …

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So far, my name has been left off the inflection of your question as though it were a ticking meter, inescapable and kept to the last second; your fingers were like shifting clock hands your eyes opaque bottle tops on …

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