Jamie King-Holden

Jamie King-Holden lives in Melbourne and studies literature at Deakin University. Her first book of poetry, Chemistry, was published by Whitmore Press in 2011. Her poetry has appeared in Antipodes, Capsule, Dotdotdash, Eureka Street, Ekleksographia and Verandah. She was shortlisted for the Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize in 2010 and was guest emerging writer for the Mildura Writers festival in 2011. Her work has been read on ABC Radio National, and she has performed her work at The Aireys Festival of Words, Courthouse ARTS, and La Mama Poetica. She plays the drums for the Melbourne-based band, Bored Nothing.

The House Went Quiet

a nebula of flowers has self-abased, its spent petals circle a jam jar, their genus lost. i’ve been instructed on the benefaction of decay— the merciless cues. i read birthday letters with my eyes closed and pack postcards from Spain …

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