Brisbane New Voices: Fiona Privitera

Today I am holding a copy of my latest publishing venture Brisbane New Voices, featuring two brand new micro-poetry-collections by Jonathan Hadwen and Fiona Privitera. It looks rather stunning and is putting a very large smile on my face! So to celebrate, here is a look at one of the poems from Fiona Privitera’s micro-collection, Peep Show.

 

 

                                                    Love cannot be measured
                                                    nor measured out like
                                                    caught breath or
                                                    dead weight; open cadaver
                                                    silk viscera as

                                                    lengths of rope knotted
                                                    in the Quipu language
                                                    of the Incas
                                                    the different colours
                                                    of my insides bright

                                                    as a rug woven
                                                    with a back-strap loom
                                                    one end tied to a tree
                                                    another to a strap around
                                                    my tensioning hips
 
                                                    threads from fingertips
                                                    spun floss pulled from body
                                                    I move my open mouth
                                                    from his shoulder
                                                    and a long line of spittle follows

 

Brisbane New Voices will be launched early in 2010, so keep your eye out for details in the new year. And don’t forget to check out the sample from Jonathan Hadwen’s micro-collection, Night Swim.

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5 responses to “Brisbane New Voices: Fiona Privitera

  1. Looking forward to it – great idea micro poetry (small doses of great pleasure is always the best way to go).

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