Kris Hemensley

Kris Hemensley, along with Loretta Hemensley and Cathy O'Brien, manage Collected Works bookshop. He has published over twenty collections of poetry. His current project is The Merri Creek series.

Three Elegies

TOPOGRAPHY (31-10-20) Westgarth 11-25 a.m. “change here…” (for yesteryear —broad brush cliche but aspects-of OK —argue forever the truth of ‘here & now’ —a grounding apparently without air — [REVERSE Separation St —> Westgarth as tho ‘elsewhere’ & ‘before’ banished …

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Divertimenti: Hemensley on the Time of Vleeskens

In memoriam: Cornelis Vleeskens, 1948-2012 Reading Cornelis Vleeskens’ divertimenti on random days (Earthdance, 2010), has me thinking of Franco Beltrametti, as occasionally I do. We almost met, courtesy of Tim Longville and John Riley, who’d advised that Franco, our fellow …

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I walk in this World

Kris Hemensley has been on the Melbourne scene for about 40 years as a performing and publishing poet. He coordinates the “poetry & ideas” bookshop, Collected Works. He's published twenty or so books & booklets since 1967, and has a collection in the works from Salt (UK). He was the 2005 recipient of the Christopher Brennan Award.

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