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Poets Out Loud

They started with me! (Pardon my excitement.)

Enterprising young poet Sarah Temporal has just organised a new series of monthly poetry readings in Murwillumbah NSW where I live (and she lives). They began last Thursday with a varied and exciting program of two featured readers (me and Matt Hetherington) and lots of brilliance in the open sections. Here I am in full emote on the night:



And these are the poems I read, the first two from my book Secret Leopard, the second two much more recent, from my blog The Passionate Crone:


The Day We Lost the Volkswagen
During a momentary lull in her head, the poor old thing lost her grip. The boat she was towing towed her instead ponderously down the slip. backwards into the water.
For a swirling moment she almost floated, she thought of setting sail. But her bum tilted, her britches bloated — she was heavy in the tail — and the sly seaweed caught her.
I thought even then she might make a try (she seemed to be righting her flank) but she spun gravely, one eye on t…