Andrew Galan ~ Five Poems

Andrew Galan is an internationally published poet and co-producer of renowned poetry event BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!. Described by reviewers as ‘riddled with satire’, his poetry is gut, direct, and imagination and reality meeting to eat and fight. Showcased at events including the Woodford, National Folk and Queensland Poetry festivals, and Chicago’s Uptown Poetry Slam, his verse appears in more »

David Adès ~ Five Poems

David Adès is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet currently relocating to Australia after living in Pittsburgh since 2011. He has been a member of Friendly Street Poets since 1979. He is the author of Mapping the World (Friendly Street Poets / Wakefield Press, 2008) commended for the Anne Elder Award 2008, and the chapbook Only more »

Stuart Cooke Australian poet

Stuart Cooke ~ Four Poems

Stuart Cooke is a contemporary Australian poet and lecturer in creative writing and literary studies at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. His next collection of poems, Opera, will be published by Five Islands Press in 2016.   © Bareknuckle Poet ~ Journal of Letters & Individual Authors 2018. Edited by Dr Brentley Frazer, A. G. Pettet & more »

B. R. Dionysius ~ Five Poems

B. R. Dionysius ~ Five Poems B. R. Dionysius Poems ★ B. R. Dionysius is a Generation X contemporary Australian poet, editor & educator. His poems have appeared in numerous national & international anthologies, journals, magazines, newspapers & other periodicals. He was born in Dalby, Queensland. He was founding Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival. His more »

Five Poems ~ David Stavanger

that dream you keep having shower drips but there’s no water. in the bath’s deep end, faces floating on your face. eyes hung like light bulbs, front door cleaved open. blinking neon sign on the roof: THIS IS THE KILLING FLOOR the boneless ones suck at your toes harvesting hair from armpits and sinks. the more »

Matt Hetherington ~ Five Poems

It, Again like a child, naturally you want to make it new to make it powerful or pretty and be done with it before it’s ready to be free so you keep it inside and lord it over it like you’re the god that you don’t believe in … Temporary Like America it doesn’t rhyme more »

Michael Farrell ~ Three Poems

The Concept Of The Queue As A Justification For Linearity Catching a bus offsets the cost of addiction. The Australian Stands at the front yet belongs at the back. Things Can be learned from browsing the fronts of books, but There’s no free ride when it comes to Reading Entering a bus in the middle’s more »

Samuel Wagan Watson ~ A Poem

Gulag Wind In memory of Liam and Frankie Davison…Flight MHI7 Between 1932-33 an estimated 7 million people were murdered or perished on Stalin’s concentration camps in the Ukraine. And almost 80% of the region’s intellectuals were handed death sentences, a majority without trial… Executioners are forensic raconteurs; their charges’ last words and breaths are always more »

Robert Adamson, photo by Juno Gemes

Robert Adamson ~ Two Poems

The Long Bay Debating Society I spent my twenty-first in Long Bay Penitentiary Each day in the front yards We paced up and down At night I read novels And the poetry of Percy Shelley Sometimes an education officer Would turn up and ask What are you going to do with your future? I’d tell more »