Denise Antoni

Rookie (09 June 1959)

Biography of Denise Antoni

Denise Antoni poet

Born in Hampshire, United Kingdom. Spent large part of childhood in Malawi. Lived mostly in London and Brighton. Still living beside the sea in West Sussex. Updates

Approaching Tasmania

Rocks; a roiling vortex. Then, a lull and the first frozen breath
Of the ghost-ridden Antarctic.
A cold-sweated vessel with depleted cargo
Exhaling smoke and death
Pitches Southerly towards the underworld.

Surfacing now, the foetal beast heaves
Its cleft hoof, its matted pelt, into view. The diptych
Keel of a strange bird, whose haunted largo

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