City of Possibilities

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Interactive Publications, 2011 - Poetry - 82 pages
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City of Possibilities is her fourth poetry collection. Her first book Outside Temple Boundaries received the Anne Elder Award in 1998. Other awards include the D.J. O'Hearn Memorial Fellowship, the Bruce Dawe Poetry prize, writer residencies and grants from state and federal arts bodies.
 

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Contents

A Call to Attention
3
Stars
4
On entering the city of possibilities
5
Thirst
6
Buds
7
Welfare
8
New Years Eve
9
Island Wisdom
10
Soldiers memorial walk
39
Notes to daughters
40
This much
42
Blind date
43
Introduction to origami
45
Naming people
47
Dream of the beggar
48
Nightlife
49

Lament of a small town boy
11
Before the mellowing
12
Levels of incapacity
13
Weeping woman
14
Visit with my father
15
In the company of strangers
16
Portal
18
Concerned Citizens
19
Gap
20
Proof
22
Every grain every hair
24
Visiting rights
25
In the manner of courtship
26
Eros
27
Absence
28
The art of being right
29
Sudden loss
30
Contact
32
The next level
33
Beautiful Darlings
34
Retreat
35
Living things
37
After hours
38
The petrified heart
50
Imprint
51
One of us
52
Dad and the kids
53
Lifestyle
55
Fathers of my childhood
56
First kiss
57
Painting from the shoulder
58
The hearts departure point
60
Nocturne
62
Loopholes
63
Parting gifts
64
Signs
65
Matter
66
Kissing in Public
67
On reentering the real world
68
Valentines
69
Retrospective
70
Days end
71
Touch
72
Had I stayed in bed this morning
73
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