Joanne Burns

Sydney / Australia
Joanne Burns
Sydney / Australia

Poems

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1.
Composition Method
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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2.
Nightmarketing
the wall smashing ceremony via legislation stops rats running right through the last mass grab a pollution project with a rehearsal space and win a double pass extra roads completed inside parliament for pets on exit journeys you find
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3.
Market Forces

cough up quotations

from that fossilized
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4.
Golden Triangle
when the martians moved in
to alaska boulevarde they
levelled the heritage dwellings
and built homes in the shape
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5.
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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6.
Traffic
it’s still the same, signs on the grass
say don’t feed the fish, instead of
don’t eat them, still the same tired old
sports star tropes, failed golfer falls
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7.
Watchdog
under the house in the soft
brown soil you lean
against bleached wash
tubs wringing parrot
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8.
Marinations
under a canvas awning, a few
metres above sea level, with backs
to the harbour the poets are reading —
their audience reclines on smooth fresh
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9.
kept busy
from our deep cool verandah we spy on the world passing by. we both wear glasses in order to pick out the details. even as children we noticed all.
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10.
the library of t-shirts
in order to upgrade the community's appreciation of poetry during the international year of cultural enrichment stage 2, members of the state's library progress committee decided to establish a small library of t-shirts on which would be printed quality verse in vivid, bold colours and lettering.
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