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Poetry / Libby Hart


Issue 2. June 21, 2021


Burn and bend. Cloud and cloud-mountain.
A snow-scatter of sheep.
Bird scramble above the scribble of tree.
I then turned to the wet-lipped god,
as if to greet you.
His gale-force words stormed through me.
And my heart did flicker.
And my heart did yowl.

Libby Hart is an award-winning Australian poet and finalist of major literary prizes. She is the author of three collections of poetry: Wild (shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards), This Floating World (shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and The Age Book of the Year Awards), and Fresh News from the Arctic (winner of the Anne Elder Award and shortlisted for the Mary Gilmore Prize). Her website is

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