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Episode six of the Meanjin podcast features Fatima Measham on postcode superiority, Julie Chevalier reads a poem passing through and Rachel Buchanan reflects on the end of the newspaper  >

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An abundance of summertime riches in new poetry from Emily Ballou

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Musings during the morning commute in new poetry from Geoff Page

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Religious transcendence in new poetry from Andrew Stuckgold

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new poetry from Stephen Edgar

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Rod Usher explores being and becoming

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The night proceeds/when I call for it.—new poetry by Christine Townend

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Semper Fidelis—new poetry by Alex Skovron

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New poetry from Julie Chevalier

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The soft grass bowing to the silent hooves—poetry by Elizabeth Smither

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Towards Puncture—new poetry from Stuart Cooke

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it curls beside me at night/flanks just touching—poetry by Pam Schindler

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New poetry by David Brooks

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beyond the sun-scorched men filling its plans with bricks—poetry by Ron Pretty

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Days seem brief and endless—poetry by Mike Ladd

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Paint for me/the word water, I said—poetry by Subhash Jaireth

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I went out
in the slow bloom of rain
—poetry by Pam Schindler

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I’m back there now,
alone, intoxicated, memory
my willowy date
—poetry by Peter Rose

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And light exasperates the world—poetry by Kate Middleton

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The wind brings me the dream of a melody I once knew—poetry by Mona Zahra Attamimi

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Hazel eyes return, blinking at the prairies and grasses—poetry by Libby Hart

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New poetry from Maureen Alsop

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he struggled / to flee the human stench, the brutal flesh—poetry by Christine Townend

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Poetry by Eileen Chong

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Their song is sung in a makeshift bar / two dirt-road hours from the nearest pub—poetry by Mran-Maree Laing

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Autumn ended with the apple trees / finally loosening their heavy fruit—poetry by Kirsty Sangster

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Poetry by joanne burns

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Chris Mansell—winner of the 2013 Meanjin Dorothy Porter Poetry prize

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‘I read until I write'—poetry by Elizabeth Lawson

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New poetry from Rebecca Lilly

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New poetry from Simeon Kronenberg

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push. two stringed guitar. but sighing, blown—poetry by Kevin Gillam

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Every action is a pen stroke/ away from being less than yesterday’s mystery—poetry by Danny Gentile

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She’s a spine-flexed book/ of propositions, smiling like the word ‘smile’—poetry by Dan Disney

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as broken-backed she lay/but what to do? A city boy can’t know—poetry by Robert Oakley Burgess

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Tonight the dream disturbs me with veracity and/ I wake in perspiration—a poem by Michelle Cahill

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Stepping sideways out of her life/ she drives to Chadstone/ and checks into a suburban motel—poetry by Rose Lucas

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the powerhouse of the eyes taking in everything—poetry by Gary Allen

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New poetry from Andrew Lansdown

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When we were too young to hear it/ our parents called us out to name our flaws—new poetry by Gregory Horne

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New poetry from Peter Rose

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I see the children are/ relieved. Small faces speak as if/ there is no skin to get in the way—poetry by Gregory Horne

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For reasons I’ve forgotten/ I chose an owl, in flight across my back—poetry by Anthony Lawrence

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cloud drags through the mountains, coal ships swing / in 20 knots, anchored to a wild forecast—poetry by Kate Waterhouse

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At dusk, without glasses, the world/ assumes the fabric of a faded peach—new poetry from Mark O'Flynn

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When I first get the car, I pull all the fabric / of the city towards me—new poetry by Belinda Rule

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In another street, children craft pale shadows of worldly goods—poetry by Eileen Chong

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The thick and heinous work of the chimney by Maria Takolander

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A poem by Andrew Phillips

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Poetry by Susan Bradley Smith

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In the second week the saints will find heaven —poetry by Anne Elvey

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I long to start afresh, I want to run away —new poetry from Andy Kissane

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A poem by David Wood

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Poetry from Peter Boyle

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A new poem by Rod Usher

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A serious poem by Adrian Caesar

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Poetry by Michael Thorley

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Paul Magee’s new poetry

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A poem about a lake called Weereewa (or George) by Paul Cliff

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Poetry by Susan Hampton

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A poem by Elizabeth Lawson

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Poetry by S.K. Kelen

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Siobhan Harvey reads her poem ‘The gifted astronomer goes to school’

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Poetry by Jakob Ziguras

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Poetry by Shane McCauley

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Poetry by Alan Gould

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Poetry by Marian Waller

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Poetry by Ross Donlon

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Poetry by Mark Tredinnick

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Poetry by David Brooks

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Poetry by Ron Pretty

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Poetry by Sue Ogle

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Poetry by Jean Kent

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New poetry by Diana Bridge

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The winner of the Meanjin Dorothy Porter Poetry Prize for 2012 is announced

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Two poems from Helen Parsons

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The Horse of Achilles, a new poem from Peter Skrzynecki

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Lili’s skin is the black of virgin coal… A poem by Mona Zahra Attamimi

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Two new poems from Libby Hart

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The Future of Genetics, a poem by Andy Jackson

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A church as plain/ as the people we are … A poem by John Foulcher

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She reminded me of my daughter with her dark intelligent eyes/And her brown hair bunching in lazy curls about her shoulders./She looked up at me as I hoisted the boat clear of the sea and smiled with even/white teeth

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Poetry by Craig Billingham

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     …She died birthing you,
was all he’d ever said. When he traded at market,
or taught stone crafting to the village boys, his eyes

were sweet as beach plums…

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Two wrongs make, for owls, a night. Seven brides: they, the keepers of owls… a poem from Philip Hammial

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New poetry from Mark Mordue

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After Reading Derrida, by Anna Kerdijk Nicholson

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Seeds and Woodsmoke, two poems from Todd Turner.

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He reaches out as he is forced away…new poetry from Stephen Edgar

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New poetry from Tegan Jane Schetrumpf

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Martin Langford examines the poetry of Robert Gray and his latest work, Cumulus.

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After the death of poets Peter Steele and Rosemary Dobson, Chris Wallace-Crabbe remembers the great work and a long friendship

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Nearing sunset, the young echidna performs an unusual act… new poetry from John Kinsella

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When I come back to this garden after my death…

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The Ithacan and We, two poems by Ali Alizadeh

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On the bedside table Keats has placed the carnelian egg that Fanny cooled her hands with…

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A selection of limericks from the irrepressible Joe Dolce

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Freestone Road, new poetry from Emily Bitto

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Four Sonnets, by Adrian Wiggins

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Rawshock by Toby Fitch

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On the Road from Ku-ring-gai, new poetry from David Wood

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David Brooks new poem, Looking for Andrei Gromyko

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The Piano Lesson, new poetry from Nathan Curnow

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Rays — New Poetry from Rose Lucas

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The winners of the Meanjin Dorothy Porter Prize for Poetry read and discuss their work.

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After the Fires, Kinglake (2), new poetry from Pam Schindler

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New poetry from Fiona Britton

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Country Visitor new poetry from Sue Ogle

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Iphigenia, poetry from Gig Ryan

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Stuff Happens new poetry from Bruce Dawe

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Yiddish Songs, new poetry from Jakob Ziguras

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Aubade, new poetry from Toby Fitch

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Houbara new poetry from Michelle Cahill

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Green Island, Taiwan New poetry from Peter Boyle

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Poetry from Elizabeth Smither

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Poetry from Geoff Page

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Poetry from Greg McLaren

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Poetry from Rod Usher

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Poetry from Andrew Lansdown

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Poetry from Krystyna Drapalski

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Poetry from Mran-Maree Laing