Tim Heffernan

Tim Heffernan is a Wollongong poet and recipient of the 2016 joanne burns prize for prose poetry and micro-fiction. His work has been published in numerous Australian journals and anthologies. He collaborated with Iraqi poet Haider Catan in translating the Iraqi anthology Poetry in the Minefield for Verity La’s “Discoursing Diaspora” project, as well as assisting with the translation of poems for The Red Room Company’s Lyrikline Collaboration with Literaturwerkstatt Berlin.

6 Aya Mansour Translations by Haider Catan and Tim Heffernan

They didn’t allow me to collect the remaining perfume of my child, to arrange and hold it in my nose.

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Kerb side collection

Take the broken things from the side of the road the rotted cedar setting the tippling tables the cathode ray tv the rusted chair the torn fabric the fallen angels the terracotta pots. Take the broken things from this derelict …

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Radiant (1959)

The summer dust storms shroud my mother as she labours with this the end of the sixth decade pregnancy. A year earlier Maralinga rains settled on South Australian soil. Now Strontium 90 is lifted and dumped as soiled westerlies finger …

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