Natalie D-Napoleon

Natalie Damjanovich-Napoleon (D-Napoleon) is a writer, singer-songwriter and educator from Fremantle/Walyalup, Australia. She spent the last decade in the United States where she was a Coordinator at a City College Writing Centre. Her work has appeared in Cordite, Meanjin and Australian Poetry Journal. She has won both the Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize (2018) and KSP Poetry Prize (2019). In 2019 Natalie’s debut poetry collection First Blood was released. Natalie's second poetry collection on motherhood, If There Is a Butterfly That Drinks Tears, is out via Life Before Man Books in late 2023. Currently she is completing a PhD on erasure poetry and historic amnesia.

The Non-Bogus Paradox of Keanu Reeves & Most Serious Choice (A, Most Excellent, Cento)

You ever have that feeling where you’re not sure if you’re awake or still dreaming? When you wake up, wipe the slugs off your face. Be ready for a new day. It’s when you start doing things for free, that …

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Artist(s): Mother and three-year-old child. Materials: Ink and white-out on book page of Susanna Moore’s The Life of Objects (2012). 15cm x 23.5cm. 2014.

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On Day One, We Will Begin Working

Cut-up created from Ron Nixon and Linda Qiu, “Trump’s Evolving Words on the Wall”, published in The New York Times, January 18, 2018.

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Night-blooming Cereus

After the Sally Mann photograph “Night-blooming Cereus, 1988” Family: Cactaceae Genus: Hylocereus undatus Water: Regularly until flowering commences Passed down from mother to daughter, friend to friend this blood moon eclipse reflects in the waxy shadow of my tea cup, …

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