Andrew Burke

Andrew Burke has been publishing poetry in Australia and elsewhere since the Sixties. He has a baker's dozen books and chapbooks to his credit, plus a novel, short stories, reviews, etc. He lives in WA, happily retired.

Hills Hoist Poems

Lance Hill returned to Adelaide from the war in 1945 to find his fruit trees competing for space with the family clothes line. In his laundry workshop, Hill set about creating a rotary clothes hoist for his family that would …

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Snow in Linfen

Pine trees bend with snow. In their essays, Chinese students write 'dialectically' and 'imperialistic', words I've not read in an academic while. Japanese teacher Yoko asks, 'Do your students ask personal questions?' Each culture is different, but ironing jeans, in …

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