15: GLITTER

Poetry guest edited by David Prater




dance culture & negativity

Michael Farrell's latest collection is ode,ode (Salt, UK).

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The Lake

Sullen this morning, grey, and dull as the eye of one more dead thing. How casually waves slap the shore, leave it shocked, open mouthed and silent. The pier braced against the lake is the cowed spine of a beaten …

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Wedding

Philip Hammial's recently published sixteenth poetry collection, In the Year of Our Lord Slaughter's Children, was short-listed for the Kenneth Slessor Prize in 2004, as was his fourteenth collection, Bread, in 2001.

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Pop Crush (stickypink remix)

Britney Spears meets Sylvia Plath…you do the math. Emilie Zoey Baker has been performing poetry for over 10 years and is the winner of the 2002 erotic slammaster championships. She started by reciting crazy stuff to the wind then found a microphone and an audience. She is the co-producer of The 2003 Spoken word and music CD compilation called ‘You Talkin To Me?’

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Caligula’s Barges

B. R. Dionysius directed the Subverse: Queensland Poetry Festival from 1997-2001 and is currently the Assistant Editor of papertiger: new world poetry. In 1998 he was awarded the Harri Jones Memorial Prize for Poetry by the University of Newcastle. He is the author of two poetry collections, Fatherlands (Five Islands Press, 2000) and Bacchanalia (Interactive Press, 2002). He won the inaugural IP Picks 2002 Awards and was short-listed in the 2002 Mary Gilmore Poetry Prize. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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Glitterbulb

A fillet of hips. A pink tongue for independence. A spiked heel causing three-quarter mishaps. A stomach in an eyebrow raised. A hyper-extended crimp of hair, like Streisand on drugs. Jenny and Ben are getting it on in her smooth, …

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I Woke Up ‘n Vomit ‘n Beer

'n all there the Gobi grappling my blazer 'n all there the sunspots wheeling like rissoles 'n all there the dawn chorus bumping up its lungs 'n the blue-glum fixator is all defeatist 'n won't cheep of the aesthetic mould …

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After the Raise

Paul Mitchell is a contributing editor of Cordite.

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