We Will Disappear

My debut collection of poetry was published in 2007 by papertiger media. Read more about the book in my portfolio.

Abstract moon

This poem was written as part of a dialogue series with Japanese poet Hiroshi Sasaki (Keiji Minato, translator). It appeared for the first time in print in Mirage #4/Period[ical] (USA, 2006). It was later published in my collection We Will Disappear (2007), and anthologised in Contemporary Australian Poetry (Puncher and Wattmann: Sydney, 2016). 'Abstract Moon' has also been translated into Macedonian and published in Struga Poetry Evenings: Poetry from Five Continents (Struga: Macedonia, 2011). Läs på svenska.

Post-holocaust tram

I wrote this poem after visiting Hiroshima for the first time in 2004. It was later published in my first full-length poetry collection, We Will Disappear (2007). While we remember August 6 as the day Hiroshima died, and August 9 as the day the same fate was handed to Nagasaki, I personally was not aware of August 5 as the anniversary of the Cowra breakout, an event that has left its mark on both Australia and Japan.