Matthew Wallman

Matthew Wallman has just completed an MA in Cultural and Creative Practice at the University of Western Sydney, for which he wrote a cycle of poems based upon the journals of Charles Sturt's central Australian expedition. This is his first published work.

Black Spots

Landscape lost in scorbutic gloom – the fatal blackness of the pupil – Sturt’s body devolves to swim the ancient ocean that shadows country. Completely deprived of the use of my limbs He writes scurvy as antipodean progress as well …

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