Melody Paloma

Melody Paloma is a poet and critic. Among other publications, her work has appeared in Cordite Poetry Review, Rabbit, Plumwood Mountain, un Magazine and the Anthology of Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry. She was the recipient of the 2014 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets. Her debut collection is called In Some Ways Dingo and is out now as part of the Rabbit Poets Series. Paloma works for Australian Poetry in their young poet’s programs.

Melody Paloma Reviews Keri Glastonbury

What is it about the sonnet? How is it that the infinite possibilities of those 14 lines can remain as persuasive and perplexing in 2018, in Newcastle, as they did in fourteenth century Italy?

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Tell Me Like You Mean It: New Poems from Young and Emerging Writers

‘Emerging’ is a strange word, and ‘strange’ is probably a cop out. It is often arbitrary, sometimes condescending, frequently empowering and often carries with it an incredible sense of community.

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Melody Paloma Reviews Emily Stewart

Emily Stewart’s Knocks operates somewhere in between these two ideas. Certainly, Stewart is part of a new wave of avant-garde poetry in Australia, and collaborative prowess is surely at the collection’s centre; but it is difficult to attach Stewart to just one particular community.

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the gut of a rock catches sea murmur in my throat with swimmer’s ear and something else high tide brings up dark patches where there must be colour or maybe white like these ones dried up on the shore wind …

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Sinkhole Poem

I spend the morning on YouTube watching videos of sinkholes: ‘Terrifying sinkhole compilation 2010-2014’ ‘The sinkhole that is swallowing Louisiana’ ‘Girl swallowed by pavement’ cylindrical chasm in a Guatemalan kitchen, maybe a meter wide. A light dropped in illuminates not …

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