Broede Carmody

Broede Carmody is a writer from north-east Victoria. His first collection of poetry, Flat Exit, was published by Cordite Books in 2017. His work has also appeared in Meanjin, Voiceworks and Stilts.


I pour a blush of wine into my housemate’s glass. Orange tiles & succulents in jars. Rolling through sulfur is hard when you’re stuck in other muck. There can be too much adrenaline stim. As an example, what will we …

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Post-turbulence I hug the road’s blue curve. Mid-morning melt— lakes twisting other lakes. I am blind to the periphery: you describe rocks, undergrowth, a scribble of trees. A reindeer bows into slush. For the first time in months I am …

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for Kat Muscat Three years on and your husk-sweet voice so close I could lean back and touch it. Cigarette spirals and eggshell blue. Winter sunlight skidding sideways gutters heave with rain. I am knee-deep in a wide-cut river arms …

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I placed a sprig of rosemary at your feet

Grief is finding bits of Tim Tams in your bed even though you haven’t slept there for two days. I want to move to a place where they will laugh at my dingo accent. Pine needles pressed to cold cheeks …

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for Amber Beilharz We wrestle bone-shapes from sand too quick to crumble. The landscape heaves and trembles at your touch. Air bruising from the wet brush of our words. I pry molluscs from shallow rock pools and you liberate them …

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Postcard from Oulu

You pull faces at a sun that doesn’t quite set. The wind speaks Scandinavian tongues and the trees shiver and sway—hypnotic waltz in the mind. Lakehouses creak in tune with your grandmother’s bones; scent of pine intoxicating every stretch of …

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