Monthly Archives: September 2011

I can smell a whip snake from a python

I can smell a whip snake from a python On my fingers I detect the deliverance of mangoes, my woman’s blood, a crocodile’s severed tail – how its bones squirmed around the truth but the rot still leaked. I have … Continue reading

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Tennant Creek – Hans Katakarinja

Hans Katakarinja has a voice like Tom Waits and a stage presence to match. His poetry is soulful and intense. Originally from Ntaria (Hermannsburg), Hans has been living in Tennant for a few years now, bringing up his two daughters. … Continue reading

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graceless, even with wings

  graceless, even with wings   Three wild horses punish the dust.   A butterfly waits for glass to become a rumour.   Once again, I am incapable of tucking my heart in. It will kick up, reckless and flying, … Continue reading

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Tennant Creek – Ktima Heathcote

In the middle of the desert, in the middle of the Northern Territory, in a tiny town, there’s a powerhouse woman called Ktima Heathcote. Ktima is responsible for much of the literary activity that takes place in Tennant Creek – … Continue reading

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Back on the road …

It’s National Poetry Week, and I’ve just returned from the Queensland Poetry Festival. It was excellent – warm, inspiring, fun. I loved it all. However, it’s always great to be back in the Territory, and for National Poetry Week, I’d … Continue reading

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