Joanne Burns


Joanne Burns is the author of numerous collections of poetry. Her most recent, apparently (Giramondo), was shortlisted for the 2020 NSW Premier’s Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize, and her previous, brush (Giramondo), won the 2016 NSW Premier’s Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize. She is currently assembling a selection of her poetry from 1972 to the present.



Poetrywearing today like it is your last. sip of sunlight. wearing today like an impatient scream. a stent that fails the test. a weather beaten lounge. a carpet that withholds too many secret grazes. cheap sedatives in irradiated capsules....

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