Michelle Dicinoski


This issue is a poetic conversation between a source poem and ten poems found from within its lines. It’s a refraction of language and image through poetic prisms, an intersection of the familiar and unfamiliar, blurring the edges through the 11 authors’ interpretations.

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Starling Mimicry

Don’t expect anything new. You know my kind:           aberrant honeyeater                     bell miner                               berrypecker. We are mock and echo you say we’ve ripped your song                                           but that’s another story.                The isle is full of noises. Listen. * They have lost nothing …

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Fiona Scotney Reviews Michelle Dicinoski

Electricity for Beginners, Michelle Dicinoski’s first poetry collection, has been dedicated in its title and opening pages to “beginners”. Dicinoski has been published previously in a number of publications including Meanjin, The Australian and The Best Australian Poems.

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