Category Archives: Political Poetry

Wagait Artists Group

In September, the Wagait Artists Group staged their first exhibition/festival featuring the work of Belyuen and Wagait Beach artists. This fine region I live in boasts a combined population of about 500 people, so staging an art exhibition was an … Continue reading

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Kings Cross Trauma

My apologies to the families involved. I have written a poem that responds to the Kings Cross shootings and aftermath because I believe we need to keep the issue of police brutality in the public eye. I hope I don’t … Continue reading

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Obama, Darwin and The Pigeon Lady

Well, we had our big Obama moment in Darwin the other day. Political opinions and inconveniences aside, the whole town was excited, and even the cynical would have to admit this. I wandered around the CBD the day before he … Continue reading

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Other Birds (adult themes)

I used to work in an arts precinct that was, at another time, Darwin Primary School. It was in the CBD and totally open to the public so we had many, many homeless people (some temporarily homeless, some permanently) who … Continue reading

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