Ursula Robinson-Shaw

Ursula Robinson-Shaw is a writer from Aotearoa, living in Melbourne. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, and co-director of Sick Leave. Her work has appeared in Overland, The Suburban Review, Peach Mag, The Spinoff, Tell Me Like You Mean It, and elsewhere. Her chapbook NOONDAY was part of Puncher & Wattmann's 2019 Slow Loris series.


after Jane Bowles everywhere somewhere a woman complains in a supermarket but the gold in our sleep sustains us no body believes one bad thing can happen after another no body can be a dog in their own dream which …

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rocky headland of a bright live face, tender hooked throat this shaggy down these talons this crown of more or less erect feathers this address taut like a laundry line between substance and medium, trying to remember a poem you …

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meditations on taylor swift’s 2009 hit ‘mean’ to be sung to the tune of every hank williams song at once

forgive me — i have a meanness — a classic whisky-swilling gnarl like a cardboard cutout of bette davis at a bar once i sat at such a bar — in boston — and picked a fight with my cardboard …

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baby likes it when i get polemical i say stuff like torture’s bad but punching is good she’s like no that’s wrong so i can be the libertine letter home says : tram routes are astrology for melbourne if you …

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