Edward Reilly

b. 1944 Adelaide, but has lived in Geelong for the past 30 or more years. I hold an MA (Deakin) for a thesis on the Irish poet Thomas Kinsella & PhD (Victoria) in Poetics. A former secondary teacher & curriculum consultant, I currently lecture as a sessional in education & literary studies at Victoria Uni. I am interested in contemporary poetics & poets, especially of Eire & eastern Europe. My poems & essays have been published by Literatura ir menas (Vilnius), Blemish (Canberra), Redreaming the Plain (RMIT), Eureka Street (Melbourne), SideWalk (Adelaide), DiVerseCity (Austin), Rio Grande Review (El Paso) & Nimrod (Tulsa), and now in Cordite.

Silence in snowy streets

The footprints were black as tarmac, somehow withholding the light which otherwise streamed across the intersection of snowy streets: perhaps they had captured her soul as she walked from the basilica over to the poet’s monument and then to the …

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The house leans

The house leans against the icy southwesterlies, Dreaming itself as one of those pioneer ships threading Between gnarled cliffs near Glenample & barbed islands, Running in uncharted waters before five green fathoms Under a Moon too shy to show even …

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