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Angela Costi

Angela Costi is a poet and writer with a background in social justice and community arts. The author of five poetry collections/books. Her most recent is An Embroidery of Old Maps and New (Spinifex, 2021). She is known as Αγγελικη Κωστη among the Cypriot diaspora, which is her heritage. She lives with a rare genetic condition: schwannomatosis.

Uncertain Parts

In my notebook, I record you each in different colours, hoping this will help me work out who is saying what, and then why you are saying it. You are not audible; I perceive you each like a thought. Some …

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Remission

Mama is waiting for me perched on her cliff with her black, bat-winged parasol opened scrutinising the sky with owl spectacles, there might be sun that sears our backs, there could be rain dropping pellets, she has thoughtfully dressed in …

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Unearthing the Greek in the Australian: an Account of Owl Publishing’s History and Foundation

Poetry publishers are an essential staple of the poetry community. When their existence is challenged by funding cuts, blinkered economic rationalisation and misguided consumerism, poets rail – as we should. But when a publisher like Owl Publishing quietly states, it …

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Shanker Hotel, New Delhi, 1991

It’s not always the same man knocking coaxing with kind English or high-pitch testing the lock with a shoulder, a knife the knock turns into bang to Hindi outrage with thrust the door becomes compromised shifts towards their effort. I …

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Reinventing the Ancient Across four Cultures, One Ocean

The collaborative mix of Ancient instrument, Sheng, modern reinvention, Stringraphy and Costi’s type of poetic practice led the artists to explore in detail the mythological journey of the Phoenix.

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A Nest of Cinnamon

Angela Costi, during a Melbourne showing of 'A Nest of Cinnamon'Combining poetry with music to create a spatial dialogue is common practice. From Sappho to Leonard Cohen, Anne Sexton to Alison Croggon, Eric Beach to Kieran Carroll, there are many poets, from our past and modern times, who have engaged in a mutually rewarding collaborative process with musicians for the stage.

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Angela Costi Reviews Poetry Without Borders

There is a deep sigh of relief when we come across Poetry Without Borders, an anthology willing to cross unknown terrain to bring us the voices of poets rarely heard. Whether it's due to language, cultural, economic or psychological factors, those poets who have migrated or are considered to be 'new arrivals' are hardly published.

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Shrapnel

The day she decided to wear an explosive belt equipped with a detonator and a thumb-press button, and closer to her heart she wore the companion vest with quilt-size pockets, packed with nails, screws, bolts and lead balls (smaller than …

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Grey Sundays and Unanswered Prayers

Συννεφιασμενη Κυριακη μοιαζειζ με την καρδια μου* α. It took one song, the song of grey Sundays and unanswered prayers a bottle of whiskey and two shots of Koumandaria, sweeter than whiskey but the deeper diver, a plate of olives …

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