Lucy Holt

Lucy Holt's first collection, Man Wolf Man, received the Kenneth Slessor Prize in the NSW Premier's Awards, and her second collection, Patience, Mutiny, received the Grace Leven Prize. Stages of Balthazar, a Rare Objects chapbook, was published this year by Vagabond Press. She lives in Melbourne.

Three Slab Five Tallulah: Words and Image by Lucy Holt and Dane Lovett

The minute the hour and the second
hands cannot agree on the one object to hold.
They take off with a totem each and a version.

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Kneeling Narcissus

Anton Kolig, Kleiner Kniender Narziss, 1920 The lover of self is a verb-monstrosity, all the pure dappled nouns it longs to deplume into a plain of tautologous goose-flesh. You can’t beat back your background; the greenery shakes its fresh birthright …

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