Joanne Burns

Joanne Burns

Sydney / Australia
Joanne Burns
Sydney / Australia
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Joanne Burns was born in Sydney in 1945 and has lived there for most of her life, never far from the shores of Sydney Harbour. Over a dozen collections of her writing have been published. Her first poetry collection Snatch was published by The Strange Faeces Press, Notting Hill Gate, London in 1972. In addition to writing in the conventional poetic ...
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i) i trawled through an inner-city newsletter and assembled various phrases and fragments, 'renovating' them fairly often -
ii) added my own images and phrases as they made their
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from that fossilized
Golden Triangle
when the martians moved in
to alaska boulevarde they
levelled the heritage dwellings
and built homes in the shape
Digital Recording (After Eliot)
one thinks of all the hands
that whip money out of ATMs
quick as condoms, headache pills;
that jiggle herbal tea bags in thick


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