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Falling Angels: A Chapbook Curated by Anna Couani

Falling Angels: A Chapbook Curated by Anna Couani
In curating this collection, I asked the writers to provide pieces that are short, edgy, and I’m happy that they have fulfilled that very loose brief. The disrupted texts they’ve produced – whilst having interesting formal qualities – also have poignant emotive qualities. The term I use for what others refer to as prose-poetry is experimental prose because I find that term broader and more inclusive. I asked several visual artists to suggest works that I could take or requested particular works I had already seen.

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A Diasporic Journey: Greek-Australian Poetry in Bilingual and English Publications

Antigone KefalaIt all started for me in 1983 when Dimitris Tsaloumas – a Greek poet in Melbourne – had just won the National Book Council Award for best book of the year with his poetry collection The Observatory, in bilingual form. In other words, he had won an award based on the translations of his original Greek poems, as the judging panel did not have any knowledge of Greek. It was certainly a first for Australian letters.

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Angels

When I was very young, angels were falling from the sky onto the ground. They were weak with atrophied wings due to a lack of favourable winds. Still they were attracting attention. Children would run after them asking for a …

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