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Poetry guest edited by David Prater




71 Monaro

Adrian Wiggins was one of the founding editors of Cordite.

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Harmless?

The hairy huntsman, they say, is quite harmless, as far as spiders go. Bullshit! Just you try negotiating a delicate twist on a country curve at 100 kph and notice this dark motion inching up your leg towards your crotch …

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My Old Man’s a Groovy Old Man

Alan Wearne is an internationally renowned poet and verse novelist. His book The Lovemakers won Book of the Year and the Kenneth Slessor Prize for poetry at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards in 2002. Part Two of The Lovemakers is being published in 2004. He is a Melbourne poet who lives and works in the Illawara & Fremantle.

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Never just the road

pounding through rough-cut wild there are the white-line reminders each tree poled and caged in a crib of stone every copper link strung tight between connections                                                  and back to what? every signpost and fence that splits the difference of …

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Starship Troopers

Michael Farrell's latest collection 'ode ode' is out now through Salt Publishing.

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Anorexias

Michael Farrell's latest collection 'ode ode' is out now through Salt Publishing.

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untitled

Had a dream last night – Mother dragging me by the hair to a construction site, Had to build an aircraft hangar to house a single dollar coin, My uncle shot me through the head with a nail gun when …

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Late Performance

Martin Bennett lives and works in Rome. A collection of his poems has been published by University of Salzburg Press and three of his shost stories have been read on BBC World Service.

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Weeds

Sarah French was born in Perth in 1969. Her work has appeared in Imago, Westerly, Blue Dog and Meanjin.

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Seamark

A symmetrical profile makes her icon here scoria cone silhouetted against every sunrise violently born each day in a wash of blood. Millennia ago lava caves cooled into tortured faces and the basalt flowed like dark treacle. Now heat bounces …

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