Shevaun Cooley

Shevaun Cooley is a poet based in Perth. Her work has been published in HEAT, Poetry Wales, Island, Westerly and Meanjin. Her poem ‘Expeditions with W.G. Sebald’ appeared in The best Australian Poems 2009.

it is not the river carrying us away

The armoured bream glint and scatter. We bunt the hull against a submerged pylon. The anchor chatters its chain against the gunwale and vanishes. We can feel in the swing of the dinghy how the anchor kites in dark silt …

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trees are about you

I was far from the root of things and therefore quiet of mind. Picking holly, breaking stems with gloved hands. In each waxy leaf the gleam of winter’s flattest days. So few berries this year, and all of them out …

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