Contemporary Australian Poetry

The Memory of Earth by AnnaMaria Weldon

Forgetting to buy the nets by Lisa Jacobson

as doctored as the sun: a suite of fremantle poems

by Robert Wood

 

Arts Centre

 

the harp is an organ is a rose

the shadow-internal

clinks, nature is a video is a

po-em-dash-en-dash-splayed

visceral boots

 

 

 

Roundhouse

 

a sense ends, with a stop

fifty five years off

light as a hat

pen, sill

graft mangoes the real

 

 

 

Maritime Museum

 

a shell

a husk

not-a-tomb

ritual, marvel, beachcombed

plastics, plastics, jawdropping crayfish

as if the opera were all that mattered

 

 

 

Cappuccino Strip

 

extraextra

chewing on lamb twine

roasted-sour, open, dingo-

distant red and bearing

solidaridad foaming to the north

grounded street, war-ve

 

 

 

Bathers Beach

 

hop on hop off hopalong casually

summer masters, masterfully

apprenticed to the dice

engrained as salt,

of the earth’s universe

 

 

 

Military Museum

 

hold nothing back

diabetic more-ish-ness

blackmilk becomes brownmilk

silkmilk becomes whitemilk

and all the kings were meant

R D Wood is currently Politics Editor with Peril and Commissioning Editor with Cordite.
His next book heart-teeth will be published by Electio Editions by the end of the year.
Find out more at: www.rdwood.org