Christine Burrows

Christine Burrows is a Melbourne poet, orig. Aotearoa (NZ): work has appeared in anthologies, lit journals and mags, including Cordite, Landfall, Westerly, Audacious, Catalyst, Australian Poetry Anthology, Spineless Wonders, nScribe and Grieve. She explores land/psych-scapes of trauma, loss, place, dislocation, queer experience; social and enviro in/justice. Poetry keeps her going in a lunatic world.

A Queer Elegy

straight now, your John’s a man of his word your ex-girlfriend’s on hormones goes by Shaun, binds their breasts; wasn’t a stretch the bipolar came out of the blue at 32 heroin had bound like glue, swaddled shared shame but, …

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Swift Venom

clues blurred in the rush the gush of work selective myopia you sent cryptic texts left palm prints on the mirror a whiff of wrong hope’s bright palette out-coloured everything the red clot, dread spot couldn’t stop my daytrips to …

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