Barbara De Franceschi

Barbara De Franceschi

About Barbara De Franceschi

Barbara De Franceschi lives in the outback mining town of Broken Hill. Her poems have been published in journals and anthologies Australia wide and in five different countries. Barbara has published two collections of poetry, 'Lavender Blood' and most recently 'Strands' (Island Press). Together with poets Les Wicks and Marvis Sofield, she has currently co-edited the e-anthology 'From this Broken Hill', a collection of prose, poetry and photography.

Hell Opens

on the fetid pant of dusk

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Mining the Idyllic

Coming off night shift I trudge a dusty path to transportable simulated comforts. With body clock out of sync and lungs dehydrated, I try to justify this fly-in/ fly-out location infested with hard hats and steel-toed boots. Toxic the camp …

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