To a Poet
and tomorrow there might not be words
your neighbour might open his front door
and tomorrow other things may slip your reach:
today I’ve sat beside the fountain’s flower
today I have these scraps, which might be words.
What devil could squat
Damen O’Brien is a Queensland poet. He was joint winner of the Peter Porter Poetry Prize and has won the Yeats Poetry Prize, the KSP Poetry Award and the Ipswich Poetry Festival, and was shortlisted in the Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize, ACU Poetry Prize, Val Vallis Award, Newcastle Poetry Prize, and Martha Richardson Memorial Poetry Prize. Damen has previously been published in Cordite, Island, Verity La, Southerly and StylusLit.
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Vol 22 No 1 April 2018
General Editor: Nigel Krauth. Editors: Julienne van Loon & Ross Watkins
Creative Works Editor: Anthony Lawrence