Anna Kerdijk Nicholson

Anna Kerdijk Nicholson’s second collection of poetry, Possession (Five Islands Press, 2010) won the 2010 Victorian Premier’s C J Dennis Prize and the 2010 Wesley Michel Wright Prize and was shortlisted for both the 2011 ACT Judith Wright Poetry Prize and the 2011 NSW Premier’s Prize for poetry. Her first book of poetry, The Bundanon Cantos, was a Sydney Morning Herald Best Book of 2003. She was a committee member of the Poets Union Inc (NSW) and co-edited its journal, Five Bells. She was born in England, lives in Sydney, works in law and is a director of Australian Poetry.

Desert —

allows wildflower murders the momentary, untouched granular, hidden has emu-light, river gum, sockets of stone huts, is always being left accepts troop-carriers, razorwire, no man’s land dessicates Detention, slapped up in the magazine triggers Intervention

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