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  This is Jude Aquilina. 

 What can poempig say about this poem of Jude’s?

 Just read it.

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womanspeak140px  Jude Aquilina’s poetry has been published in newspapers, anthologies and literary journals across Australia and overseas. Jude has been a regular voice at Friendly Street for the last decade and has been guest speaker at writer’s festivals and community events. Jude has published three collections of poetry: Woman SpeakKnifing the Ice and On a Moon Spiced Night. She also co-edited Friendly Street #24. Many of her poems have won awards.

 Woman Speak can be purchased from publishers Wakefeild Press: #mce_temp_url#

  On a Moon Spiced Night by Jude Aquilina can also be purchased from Wakefeild Press. Information about this book can be found @ #mce_temp_url#

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This untitled poem of Michael Thorley’s is simple. It captures the everyday yet it shimmers with something ethereal. It hints of things beyond knowing. 

in the church

security camerasangel

how strange

these bother me more

than God’s all-seeing eye

Michael Thorley

Michael Thorley is an Australian poet who writes in both traditional and free-verse forms. His book Sleeping Alone can be purchased at Ginninderra Press, ACT #mce_temp_url#  

This poem first appeared in the Stylus Poetry Journal, Eucalypt 5: #mce_temp_url#

Photo Clip: Anna Theodora: #mce_temp_url#

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“Is there mental illness in your family?”Adell Rucker

 he snorts … matching me to his theses.

“Oh no” I say to his blank face

“It is in the species!”


Kerry Cue

photo: Adell Rucker #mce_temp_url#




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birds party hard every dawn

they chirp and chortle with easebird-in-tree

hangovers birds must avoid

‘cos they would fall from trees

kerry cue

clipart: Don Graham  #mce_temp_url#

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O Lord won’t you give me some good DNA?dna2

Iffy genes in the family won’t go away

Part blocked veins, part bad hearts

Part crazy, I’d say

O Lord won’t you give me some good DNA?

Kerry Cue

(With apologies to Janis Joplin.)

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