Erin Shiel

Erin Shiel is working on a collection of poems relating to Australian contemporary art as part of her research at the University of Sydney. Recently she has had her poems published in the Australian Poetry Member’s Anthology and Australian Love Poems.


The chandelier of the garden is the magnolia. Bare elegant arms stretch to hold the lights. Finial not above like a waiting weapon but rooted in earth. Each cupped hand holds a pale green bobeche with a bulb not yet …

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When the Wind Stopped

I read somewhere that the words ‘ekphrasis’ and ‘ekphrastic’ had at one stage a reference only in the Oxford dictionary, but nowadays these words are very much part of poets’ vocabularies and practices and most poets at some stage write …

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