Biography of Pete Dowe
Pete Dowe is a Melbourne Poet. Most of his poems were edited by Martin Downey (1958-2009) a poet of excellence whose gifts of words and nurture to aspiring writers will be sadly missed.
Pete was a Public Radio political journalist, and also a lyricist.
Pete Dowe's Works:
Intimacy is Risk Management 2004 (edited by Martin Downey)
Pete Dowe Poems
Birth Of An Attention Seeker
I woke in evening no idea of time_ three years old_ unknowing place
Coming Out, Going Home (For Gay And Lesb...
Two lesbians in black snort speed in the night. Outlaws.
Hubris Of The Agnostic
God, if you exist? I don’t respect you.
Cigarette in hand she blows ash off the page, sends blue/grey smoke signals.
Old Bags (A Poem About Mum)
My Mother loved old bags she’d carry everything in a plastic bag:
Everybody gets what they want in the end
They say: “Crisis make us
Cane For The Driveway
The man with cane walks feet wide apart as if straddling three logs, patiently up his driveway
My First Crush
I gasped when I saw my Teacher in 'bubs'; women like Miss Tilly weren’t on Play School,
Pre-Emptive Strike (An Anti-War Poem All...
The man next door ran over my daughter it was an accident, so the coroner said, but my neighbour’s in jail for culpable driving.
Walk With Me On Water
The only way to walk along the beach is barefoot.
spend so much time alone they
Norah Jones In Concert
Jones sings honey-tea tone__ “moans soft like she wants someone__ terribly.”*
A slim woman in denim jacket and skirt
light brown hair, with blonde streaks and lippy
wearing a frown, aloof,
mysterious, not looking ahead
finds a cool outside table.
She ignores with a chill,
the only company worthy, is a
cinnamon sprinkled latte.
An obese woman, one corner