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Just Read – The Rest of June

Attention Conservation Notice: Thoughts on 21 more poems I read as part of the Just Read readathon in June, including poems by JS Harry, joanne burns, Lisa Bellear, Dylan Thomas, David Brooks, Jeannine Hall-Gailey, AD Hope and Adrienne Rich. Also

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Lisa Bellear: Beautiful Yuroke Red River Gum

Sometimes the red river gums rustled in the beginning of colonization when Wurundjeri Bunnerong Wathauring and other Kulin nations sang and danced and laughed aloud Full Text Here. For Invasion Day.

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Lisa Bellear: Ruby Was Never Seen Again 25/9/03

Weep for this wounded desperate soul that never seems to heal, alone, vocalising to any passer by. Uncomfortable for some, they turn away, but that won’t stop her swaying, or mend her destructive pain (full text here) For Sorry Day.

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