Rico Craig

Rico Craig's first poetry collection, Bone Ink will be published in 2017 by Guillotine Press. Recent writing can be found in London Magazine, Tincture, Glasgow Review of Books. He has been shortlisted for the University of Canberra Poetry Prize and the Newcastle Poetry Prize. His poem 'Angelo' was awarded third prize in the Dorothy Porter prize by Meanjin.

Emperor of 32 Bella Vista Drive

Terracotta Warriors guard their Emperor. Fifteen archers in the al fresco dining area, a four-car garage full of foot soldiers. The Emperor is damp with middle age and dawn dew, askew on a banana lounge, his dressing gown unhitched. The …

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Blackberry Caliphate

For months men with coloured stakes have pegged the suburb, subdivided their way over the hill, toward our hidden place, this clutch of blackberry. We’re here again, arms smeared with sour fruit, hands nicked and bloodied from passage through the …

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Feature Poem with Judith Beveridge: Prawn Heads, Oil Rigs and Infidelity – Kuala Lumpur 1977

‘Prawn Shells Oil Rigs and Infidelity – Kuala Lumpur 1977’ is a highly dramatic poem full of tension and suspense. The poet builds these elements into the poem through the astute use of short, sharp phrases which also deliver their …

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