Contemporary Australian Poetry.

Desert Meditation by Caitlin Maling

Lauds by Davina Allison

Girl, Gambling

by Amy Hillhorst

 

No pit of shadow to crawl into,

And his blood beating the old tattoo

I am, I am, I am.

- Sylvia Plath

 

 

his inamorata

dissolved family

heirlooms, adamantly

withdrawingample

hundred-dollar-bills; ammunition

with flammable

interest.

 

amaranthine

addiction shamed

theirambient

pride, amalgamating

stiltingambition

with foaming

financial bedlam.

 

girl, gambling,

emptiedpyjama

lining seams,

 ‘tilambulance

sirensambushed

imminentamusement;

thinly screaming

... amort ...

in gloaming

light -

 

 

Amy Hilhorst is a PhD candidate at The University of Western Australia, researching constructions of psychosis in American and Australian poetry of the 1960s. She is Cultural Reviews editor of Limina Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies.