The red sun sinks over Cyprus
As it is sinking now,
And does your dark head linger thus,
And is the dying sunlight on your brow,
So cool and chaste
And double-faced?
You turn too quickly so my breath
Comes sharp.

Dorothy Hewett (1923 – 2002), Australian Poet

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Our speculative poetry on-line course

  Write what you can't know   'Write what you can't know' was an on-line poetry course held in November 2014, with tutor P.S. Cottier.  The focus of the course was speculative poetry.  Participants...


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Submissions are open until 31 March 2015 for Volume 5.1 of the Australian Poetry Journal, an unthemed edition in which relationships between poems will arise organically. Poems are to be submitted via the online...


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Australian Poetry proudly launched the Australian Poetry Journal Issue 4 Volume 2 as well as the Australian Poetry Members Anthology Volume 3 on Tuesday 16 December at The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas in...


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