B.R.Dionysius-Australian Poet

B. R. Dionysius: Five Poems 2018

B. R. Dionysius is a prominent author in anthologies and collections of contemporary Australian poetry with over 500 publications archived by the Australian Literary Archive.  He was founding Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival. His poetry has been widely published in literary journals, anthologies, newspapers and online. He is the author of one artist’s book, The Barflies’ more »

Marie Craven – Orphanage: a videopoem w/ Matt Hetherington

Marie Craven & Matt Hetherington Orphanage ✭ a video-poetry collaboration ✭ Orphanage by Marie Craven on Vimeo. Orphanage is one of three video-poetry collaborations (to date) between film-maker Marie Craven (Gold Coast), and poet and spoken-word artist, Matt Hetherington (Northern NSW). The footage in this video is from a 1954 marriage guidance film, in the public domain at more »

Photograph by Harrison Warne

A Note to Non-Indigenous Australian Poets

Photograph © Harrison Warne ⌖ BAREKNUCKLE POET JOURNAL OF LETTERS: EDITORIAL APRIL 06, 2018  A Note to Non-Indigenous Australian Poets Judith Wright, (et al.) hit the shin with a sledge hammer when she said Australia is a landscape without echoes for the non-indigenous poet. [1] If I present my love with a rose we both know the symbolism, more »

Anthony Lawrence Australian Poet

Anthony Lawrence Two Poems from Headwaters

Anthony Lawrence two poems from Headwaters 2015. Anthony Lawrence is one of Australia’s leading poets. In 2015 Lawrence was awarded the Philip Hokgins medal and in 2017 won the Prime Ministers award for Headwaters (Pitt Street Poetry, 2016) These two poems were first published by Bareknuckle Poet in our inaugural annual Anthology Vol.1, 2015   more »

Angela Peita ~ Three Poems

Angela Peita is a Brisbane based spoken word performer, event organiser and workshop facilitator. She is one of the producers behind Brisbane’s vibrant Ruckus Slam and is passionate about creating spaces where art can happen. When she grows up, she hopes to be just like you. The truth about your depression So, I’ve never been good more »

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 »

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 »