Dimitra Harvey

Dimitra Harvey has a Bachelor of Performance Studies from the University of Western Sydney and a Master of Letters in Creative Writing from the University of Sydney. Her poems have appeared in Southerly, Meanjin, Mascara, Cordite, as well as anthologies such as The Stars Like Sand and A Patch of Sun. In 2012, she won the Australian Society of Authors' Ray Koppe Young Writer's Residency.

These Hills

that enclose my days, open up ahead, like a book. And I watch a ship on the sea’s blank page – a fugitive full stop – write itself into refracted light and vanish. Clouds blot and then tear across the …

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Feature Poem with Judith Beveridge: Calyptorhynchus funereus

I know bird poems have become almost a cliché in Australian poetry, but I have a great fondness for the topic and so I couldn’t resist Dimitra Harvey’s evocatively brocaded poem about yellow-tailed black cockatoos, Calyptorhynchus funereus. Astute observation is …

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