Louise Oxley

How to treat a dairy cow

Swap the number on her laser-printed electronic ear tag for a name. Name her for something rare and precious, something Earth has produced as a miracle. Emerald, say. Name her without appropriation. Consider her hourglass face. Her time hasn’t been …

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How like a flotilla of stalled parachutes is the canopy of this lone eucalypt, caught and agitated by a morning squall. Laden cumulus barge across the window, a flow field breaking brightly open, only to close again. Looks like the …

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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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The Bat Corridor

Or we could leave the house, the pressure of its walls and light, its hard words bumbling against the windows, and go down to the gully where the creek-bank collapses with the autumn rains, something you could fall for and …

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Louise Oxley lives in Hobart. Her poems have been published widely in Australian journals. Louise's first collection, Compound Eye, was published in the Five Islands Press New Poetry Series No.9 in 2003. It was commended in the Anne Elder awards for a first book of poetry. Recent prizes also include the Tom Collins Poetry Prize.

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