Archive for October, 2010

24
Oct
10

poems

Harvey accompanied me to Speed Poets during October and read two of his pieces. He’s asked that I put one up on my blog…so here it is:

Poems

Magical poems
Happy poems
Sad poems
Wierd poems
Scary poems
Bad poems

Poems are really all the same
Poems are about what you are feeling

© 2010 Harvey Brown

23
Oct
10

2010 Ipswich International Poetry Feast

Last night the below piece took out a Highly Commended at the 2010 Ipswich International Poetry Feast. I’m so pleased. It has changed a little since its initial submission and is included in the Memory Bone manuscript which will be published soon, so while the original will be posted on the poetry feast website soon, I’m going to post its most recent incarnation here.

This is a great little competition that attracts some really great poets. The wonderful Brett Dionysius who was also the Press Press prize winner this year, took out the major prizes on the night, and it was great to see a fellow Queenslander and local take it out.

Here is my entry:

Mistress
It’s in the way the foliage deepens to viridian, each
time you leave

and in how the sky spills over to inhabit the
impressions you’ve left

These tiny fissures, these sweet little fractures.

I paint what’s left of the afternoon with a brush as fine
as eyelashes

a weeping emulsion, watercolour thin

In this kind of emptiness, even the sound of a leaf
detaching and spinning back to earth booms

I am a fulcrum. I am carved from stone.

12
Oct
10

Untitled

I travel north
to be in the places
where you have been

drinking alone in the surf club

lying awake, listening to the
ocean making conversation

missing you like heartbeat.

© Vanessa Page 2010

10
Oct
10

Newness

Newness

In August rain you offer
time like flannel flowers
each one, a new love letter
with a face pale and expectant

later, I arrange my thoughts
like stems, with fingers still wrapped
in the shrapnel of older unions

while outside, newness slip its
veil over the broken, gibbous moon

and we begin by glow.

© Vanessa Page 2010

02
Oct
10

Memory Bone to be published!

This week, the folks at Press Press contacted me to offer me publication of my manuscript Memory Bone. This will be my first published collection of poetry and is very very exciting! I am looking forward to working through the process with Press Press and launching the book in a few months. Thanks to all for your support of my work…




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