Natalie Harkin



Queer Modes: New Australian Poetry


I did not want to build a falling-down house of rhetoric
Or even one that could stand all the huffing and puffing

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Garden Musings

1.  his racism compels an energy that grows me  a garden his Team Australia digs  my shovel deeper his Northern Territory  Intervention layers my compost-pile higher his  Operation Sovereign Borders pulls my  noxious-weeds faster his Forced Closure of  Remote Aboriginal …

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20 Poets, a Free Anthology from Cordite Books

The geographic barriers that can, at times, hinder Australian literature are no longer relevant, and poetry communities around the world must be enlightened by the commanding, demanding and exciting trajectory of contemporary Australian poetics.

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మేమిక్కడున్నాం | We’re Here

Translated from the English to the Telugu by Joopaka Subhadra మేము మీ … వైద్యులమ్ కళాకారులమ్ కవులమ్ మీకు చదువు చెప్పే గురువులము , మీ న్యాయ వాదులమ్ మీ సమాచార సాంకేతిక నిపుణులమ్ మీ పారిశుధ్య కార్మికులమ్ , సంగీతకారులమ్ నటులము , మీ మూల దుకాణాల్లో పనోల్లమ్ బస్సుల్ని …

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The Sydney Launch of Harkin, Gibson, Loney and Hawke

OBJECT: Australian Design Centre, Thursday 25 June, 2015 I’m pleased to say that I was at the launch of the very first issue of Cordite Poetry Review, way back in 1997. Good heavens, is that eighteen years ago? The journal …

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Cordite Book Launch: Loney, Gibson, Hawke, Harkin

Collected Works Bookstore, Wednesday 6 May, 2015 I will begin with a bit of spontaneous resentful metaphysics. I am sorry to do so, for a number of reasons, but there we are. If it can be justified at all, it …

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Cordite Books

We’re pleased to tumble out into the world these first four print collections in the new Cordite Books imprint. We had considered print collections for a few years, but the tipping point to actually publish them came in late November …

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Introduction to Natalie Harkin’s Dirty Words


Cover design by Zoë Sadokierski

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Proteaceae: A Chapbook Curated by Peter Minter

In January 2013 I visited the inaugural exhibition of the new Blue Mountains City Art Gallery, an eclectic and compelling collection of works curated by Gavin Wilson and entitled ‘Picturing the Great Divide: Visions from Australia’s Blue Mountains’. I stood for what seemed like an hour before John Wolseley’s wonderful ‘The Proteaceae of NSW and Argentina 1996’ – a water colour and pencil work that is part of his ongoing creative enquiry into geological and biological temporalities, and one which advances an intensely felt and thought aesthetic of deep trans-historical and trans-biological emergence.

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Ode to PolesApart – Tracking

So-long the old sweet dreams of night breath now trapped in chest-locked-tight all corset-robed and body-probed she swallows back the dread … taste bitter-burning-fear and haunting the terror in her gut forewarning memories on her body etched on fear the …

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Harts Mill Projections

Hot February-dark summer’s still Old Harts Mill potent site – then along comes r e a Harts Mill        remnant 19th century flourmill        five stories strong on the banks        Port River       I am small at the wharf’s edge       here      across the water       Kaurna campsites     Glanville    birthplace and home to Lartelare      keeper …

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