Kerri Shying

Kerri Shying belongs to the Wiradjuri people and is of Chinese / Australian ancestry. A life of slow work with hidden people has given her respect for the small stories the hard places. She has published in the Roland Robinson Awards, and appears in the Women of Words series with Papatuanuku Press, Hunter Writers Centre, Grieve and Inclusion series and a variety of other journals, including Billy Blue, Satellite, Users News. Since July 2016 she has been publishing daily on the 365+1 She writes, always, and makes art, exhibiting this year with an artist run initiative in Newcastle and with Debby Doesn’t Do it For Free in Adelaide.

Joy to My World

here is the pleasure kitty-cat warm on the sunny winter concrete just inside the gate me an undelegated inconvenience luxury thrown out the specialist’s window day one clawed back this decade living crip joy to my world it’s not undone …

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chewing on the nipple my baby turns her head each time that door flies open can’t anybody shut those damn kids up my head is splitting swipe emoji where’s the one for kindling on the fire who was that guy …

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Hidden Talents.

sat cold-arsed at the bus stop waiting on my job I see what passes by shorts with t shirts render men fatter taller primary school boys lipless sadness ground into the skin just women work here no assessing trend I …

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