Helen Hagemann

Helen Hagemann has two collections of poetry, Evangelyne & Other Poems (APC, 2009) and of Arc & Shadow (Sunline Press, 2013).

Fairy Penguins

at the corner of the coast we leave behind a crossroad of island & mainland walk the jetty with tea & sandwiches settling on a narrow shore a stray sentence begins & ends in the margins of rock & sand, …

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Warning to the Gambler

The way in is through thick double doors, between foyered palms, past elderly stewards kneading hands. Fifty-dollar notes are exchanged for happy-go-lucky seats, silver-dint-bar-tinkling machines. They lay down their cards, sit hunched into their rib cage; sink into a consciousness …

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