Shari Kocher

Shari Kocher is the author of The Non-Sequitur of Snow (Puncher & Wattmann, 2015) and Foxstruck and Other Collisions (Puncher & Wattmann, 2021). Recent accolades include The Peter Steele Poetry Prize (2020), The Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Award (2018), and The University of Canberra Health Poetry Prize (2016). She holds MA and Doctorate degrees from Melbourne University, where she sometimes works as a sessional teaching associate and postgraduate supervisor in the creative writing program. She also works in a freelance and remedial capacity.

Poem whose volume contains attenuated pause

If to care means look closely, then streetscape here—you tell it—every gaze within the frame a tangent line in Euclidean space, not a single gaze intersecting another’s face (except the one looking across this flattened plane bent on asking) what …

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The Navel of the World

Lake Titicaca is a freshwater lake the island of Amanti our home stay terraced and peaceful no motors no lights no buzzing at all the lake is an ocean of lappings the pathways are cobbled the fields tilled by hand …

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Travelogue through Time

colours explode in fevers of sweetness a llama springs tied to a tree cactus pillars packed with water wind song through cacti thorns one red rooster an ox-ploughed field the silence of the puna every fold of earth speaking a …

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My Singing Empty Hands

i hold the boat steady and my sister climbs in the boat smells of lavender as only the image of a boat can smell of lavender in a dream water purling at the lip my sister has not grown any …

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