Nathan Shepherdson

Nathan Shepherdson is the author of four books of poetry. His next title, the day the artists stood still (vol 1.), published by Another Lost Shark, will be launched at the Queensland Poetry Festival in August, 2013.

from the other side of the shark*

for B.R. Dionysius cut with postmodern wit i can carry the million pound tag that will not release me back into the wild draw your outline on the glass as you decipher the self (in formaldehyde) to witness again how …

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for simone gelli what the streetlight is thinking is over her head her body a tongue depressor on the white line silence enclosed in silence is not silent enough when we realise she is not dead nor are we alive …

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corduroy linesman

for pascAlle ginsbürt   when i was six years old my mother made a corduroy cover for my tongue / got me to stand in front of the mirror and repeat the word ‘manage’ until saliva had fully impregnated its …

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• he is convinced his bullet points are new moons • even today when people use the term ‘narrative arc’ Noah leans forward • not belonging to anything in this world this world belongs to anything • i cut myself …

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thoughts that wouldn’t choose to think of themselves again

0.07792208 that i didn't realise that you didn't realise did you realise this 0.16233767 and letting go of your hand i realised that you had no hand 0.25324677 i never realised how difficult it would be to register sleep as …

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the square root of a full stop is the square root of 64

1st answer a man walks through the door picks up a broom and sweeps all the heads into the corner he is paid to clean the factory floor of memory and as he appears to us he will vanish as …

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