Jo Ward


Jo Ward is a poet living in Kupidabin, Queensland. She is the author of A Quiet Sorcery (Hardie Grant, 2022) and founder of Ovidian, a collaborative visual poetry project.


A new animal

Poetry My son has made friends with the daddy-long-legs under the kitchen bench. Each morning  I am freshly summoned to ‘um ook at em.’  Come look at him. The body: a dot  of graphite  huddled in the corner, its pencil-line legs all bent up in a scribble. I am relieved he is...

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