Helen Thurloe

Helen Thurloe is a Sydney writer. Her poetry has appeared in anthologies including Best Australian Poems, Australian Love Poems 2013 and Women’s Work. Recent awards for her work include the Banjo Paterson Open Poetry (2012 and 2013), and the Ethel Webb Bundell Poetry Award (2012). She loves to visit Melbourne and writes poems there when she does.


Albert Park Lake Beneath a palm, on the lake’s stone wall a pixie-chinned girl cups low hands, to stress the pregnant eruption under her dress. Dogs on leads drag near. Joggers bounce into the frame as her photographer squats to …

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