Emily Crocker

Emily Crocker writes are performs poetry. You might have seen her at BAD!SLAM!, Noted Festival, Unspoken Words or Word in Hand. She can also be found at Enough Said Poetry Slam in Wollongong, or studying at the University of Wollongong. Her debut chapbook, Girls and Buoyant, was published by Subbed In in 2017.


I, a ghost of myself (groans and all), and you, cumbersome with so much opacity. Itching in the aisles of hangers. Each point of contact enacting a five-star violence they don’t know to call a violence; grinning and belted. Glitching …

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Happy Birthday

It induces such an appetite for ribs to know I was the first person to call you honestly. The names you’ve tried on collecting in my cheeks like bar mix. The woody aftertaste carried over to two burnt matches suspended …

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We spiraled down the escarpment road, with the dog, keenly Houdini-twisted out of his harness, panting at the view, and found the beach below torn open. Great hunks of sand tossed crudely from the dunes. A mass grave of mutton-birds …

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