Simone King

Simone King’s poetry and reviews have been published in poetry anthologies, online publications and journals including Rabbit, Plumwood Mountain and Right Now. Simone coedited What we Carry: Poetry on Childbearing, Recent Work Press, 2021. She received prizes for her poetry in the 2018 Australian Grieve Writing Competition, the 2019 June Shenfield Poetry Award (highly commended) and the 2020 Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize (commended).

Last Light on the Great Divide

As the day dusks, the bald foothills flare with purple-orange light. The moon hangs low above the mountains, and between them mauve smoke pulls daylight’s flesh from night’s spine. The plains are bare except for sedge and torqued gums. Cockatoos …

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