Jake Goetz

Jake Goetz lives by a drowned valley estuary on Gadigal land. His first poetry collection, meditations with passing water (Rabbit Poets Series, 2018), was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Award in 2019. He is currently a PhD candidate at The Writing and Society Research Centre, WSU.

Re-imagining Place: A Psychogeographic Reading of Carmine Frascarelli’s Sydney Road Poems

What can the original concepts underpinning psychogeography lend to a discussion of the relation between poetry and place in contemporary Australian poetics?

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The Sound of Spitting

it rises in school yards
 of smashed-fruit afternoons sun peeling back day’s dazed in Shakespeare and Pythagoras’s theorem when two kids use sticks to cast spells on each other’s shins smelling the scent of piss from some suburban Harry Potter’s

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(descriptive-noun): a whip-crack orchestra of air conducted by a landing airplane at the heart of Sydenham an ode to the misplaced large red couch mosaic tea-pot lampshade a kind of we have built what we have taken a slap in …

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