Jean Kent

Robert Wood Reviews Duncan Hose, Jean Kent and Alyson Miller

In the library of Australian poetry animals occupy many pages. There are poems on kangaroo, frog, platypus and bandicoot; pig, dog, possum and cow; sheep, fox, dugong and crocodile; and an aviary of birds from budgies and pelicans to magpies and herons.

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Presence: A Chapbook Curated by Graham Nunn

When I was invited by Cordite to curate this chapbook, my mind filled with one word … presence.

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Under the Native Frangipani

Ambushed by bees, I’m stopped at my father’s favourite bivouac. While I’m bucketing water to save what’s lived on long after him, through a whirr like warplanes, drought shudders petals down. My father in the last foggy weather of his …

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