Archive for August, 2010

06
Aug
10

Outback Town at Noon

Piebald tin and fibro is stacked
low
calf unsteady on stumps

bearing melted facades that
sleep
thick in asbestos skin.

A pair of dogs grapple near
slack-
necked rubber tyre swans

treacle-eyed aggression
caught
in a corrugated tableaux.

Even the garden hose lays
defeated,
heavy in bore water stink.

All the day’s parts are made
malleable
under blind sun’s heel.

Noon pushes the town’s
bones
closer to the bitumen.

© 2010 Vanessa Page

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02
Aug
10

Avid Reader Gig

I’ve been invited to take part in next month’s Queensland Poetry Festival Poetry Month Author Readings at Avid Reader. I will be on the bill with some fantastic Queensland poets including Jonathan Hadwen, Fern Thompsett, and John Koenig from 6-8pm on Thursday 23 September.

You can find out about other Poetry Month Author readings by visiting the Avid Reader website.




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