Jill Jones


Jill Jones’s most recent books are The Leaves Are My Sisters (Little Windows Press, 2016), Breaking The Days (Whitmore Press, 2015) and The Beautiful Anxiety (Puncher & Wattmann, 2014), which won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry in 2015. Her work is represented in a number of major anthologies, including the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature (Allen & Unwin, 2009), Contemporary Australian Poetry (Puncher & Wattmann, 2016) and The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry (Penguin, 2009). She is a member of the JM Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice, University of Adelaide.


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PoetryFrom the southWhat is the smoke?Is this a city or somethingmore inexplicable?Don’t talk of alleys, this isa suburb, see the trees.There is no river, not reallyroads are slightly tattered.There are garlands on the stripsbetween districts, wine and roses.Trucks fall...

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