poet Fiona Hile

Fiona Hile

Biography of Fiona Hile

Fiona Hile poet

Fiona Hile is the author of a chapbook, The Family Idiot, and a full-length collection, Novelties, which was awarded the 2014 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry. In 2012 she won the Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize and was awarded second place in the Overland 2012 Judith Wright Poetry Prize. She is a recipient of the University of Melbourne Felix Myer Scholarship for Literature and is currently completing a PhD on generic innovation in the work of Michel Houellebecq and JM Coetzee at the University of Melbourne. She is the editor of a Cordite electronic chapbook of poetic collaborations, Wandering Through the Universal Archive.

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Mondrian Green

Sitting with your back to the elm-filled window,
laked extract of ripe Buckthorn berries
retro-teaching skipping girl how to skip,
you applaud the absence of Mondrian Green.

Faulty pylons screeching sparks into the cindering
daylight Semaphores in the first night Purgatory
of the Act One day the child of Dickens new
corridor transitions burn misrecognised in