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Contents:



  1. Papyri: Love-poems & fragments
    from Sappho & elsewhere
    (2007)





  2. Ovid in Otherworld (2006)





  3. The Puppet Oresteia (2008)





  4. The Britney Suite (2003)





  5. 31 Days (2009)





  6. Case Studies (2001)





  7. Flying Blind (2009)





  8. Theme & Variations (2010)





  9. Celanie: Poems & Drawings after Paul Celan (2010-12)





  10. Melbourne Notebook (2011-12)





  11. A Clearer View of the Hinterland (2014)





  12. Poetry Specials (2008-2017)




[Bruegel the Elder: The Tower of Babel (1525)]

Thursday

Poetry Specials



Bronwyn Lloyd: Pania Press Archive (2006-2016)

Poetry Specials
2008-2017




  1. (November 6, 2008) Minotaur. Design by Bronwyn Lloyd (Auckland: Pania Press, 2008)




  2. ((November 23, 2008) Je donne à mon espoir. Design by Bronwyn Lloyd (Auckland: Pania Press, 2008)




  3. (February 12, 2009) Volcanic Glass. Pottery by Len Castle (Napier: Mountain to the Sea Exhibition, 2008)




  4. (December 25, 2009) Silhouette. Design by Bronwyn Lloyd (Auckland: Pania Press, 2009)




  5. (January 18, 2011) Pale Star. Design by Bronwyn Lloyd (Auckland: Pania Press, 2011)




  6. (October 9, 2011) Lounge Room Tribalism. Collage by Graham Fletcher. Design by Bronwyn Lloyd (Auckland: Pania Press, 2011)




  7. (December 25, 2011) Britain’s Missing Top Model. Design by Bronwyn Lloyd (Auckland: Pania Press, 2011)




  8. (July 13, 2012) Except Once. Painting by Kirsty Black. (Howick: Korero Exhibition, 2012).




  9. (August 22, 2014) Jay Checks His Father into a Home. Design by Phantom Billstickers (Auckland Library: Poetry on Posters Programme, 2014)




  10. (August 28, 2015) Ice Road Trucker. Design by Daniel Fyles (Ashhurst: Fyles Web Design, 2015)




  11. (December 25, 2015) Antigone. Design by Bronwyn Lloyd (Auckland: Pania Press, 2015)




  12. (December 25, 2016) 1942. Design by Bronwyn Lloyd (Auckland: Pania Press, 2016)




  13. (August 25, 2017) Canberra Tales. Design by Dianne Firth (University of Canberra: Poetry and Place Exhibition, 2017)




  14. (November 6, 2017) Rather a shock. Design by Bronwyn Lloyd (Auckland: Pania Press, 2017)




  15. (December 25, 2017) Time for an outing. Design by Bronwyn Lloyd (Auckland: Pania Press, 2017)







Friday

Time for an outing (2017)



Time for an outing (2017)

(December 25, 2017) Time for an outing. Design by Bronwyn Lloyd (Auckland: Pania Press, 2017)


Time for an outing
for the boys to monkey island by way of the sea of pillow cases wooden junks plying their trade between the great birds of the mainland and the tiny animalculae so sedulously collected from Browns Bay market until the Gran who knitted up their pipe-cleaner bodies each brandishing a banana above the head to their lips held out to make a point collapsed in harness leaving the owls and caterpillars to mourn (23/1/16-19/10/17)








Thursday

Rather a shock (2017)



Rather a shock (2017)

(November 6, 2017) Rather a shock. Design by Bronwyn Lloyd (Auckland: Pania Press, 2017)


Rather a shock
i.m. Alan Rickman (1947-2016) to think it’s been 25 years since Truly Madly Deeply 1991 my sister died or rather killed herself so hungry ghosts seemed documentary realism to me living by Lake Pupuke with its gigantic eels and those students next door who had to pump up the stereo to psych themselves into going out every evening 1991 an unhappy time as Rickman said roles win Oscars actors don’t that swing inscribed for Alice who used to play here that makes the other parents hold onto their kids so tight as if death were another infection they might pick up (15/1/16-7/5/17)








Bronwyn Lloyd: Jack's Birthday Book. Mosehouse Studio (5/11/17)








Wednesday

Canberra Tales (2017)



Dianne Firth: Canberra Tales (2017)


Canberra Tales


Dianne Firth's 2017 art exhibition 'Poetry and Place' consisted of a series of textile works inspired by poems commissioned from 14 Australian and International poets who attended the 2016 Poetry in Motion Festival at the University of Canberra. The poem printed below was my contribution to the show. As you can see from the image above, Dianne's four works (like the four parts of my poem) form an interconnected whole.






1942
The picture is sepia-toned like the not-too-far-distant war the need to stay silent at mealtimes so her father can hear every radio news report the need to pose paramount in the stiff lines of this schoolgirl reaching out a tentative hand to the strangest of beasts in the latter stages of dementia my father removed her photos replacing them with snaps of his militaria I don’t think she understands what we see in this picture the meekness before authority the gentleness of the pose the dark fringe of trees in a faraway world where my mother has just been told to pretend to feed a wallaby







1948
My father and my grandmother crossed the Tasman in a flying boat for my uncle’s graduation from Duntroon they took off from Mechanics Bay my father said of Canberra there was only tenuously a city there even by Auckland standards a building trees and fields far off another building like Brasilia







1984
They held a faculty reception at ANU for the visiting professor Frank Kermode said my buddy Claire and somehow she got seated next to him she asked d’you see that mountain over there? he allowed he did I just ran up and down it seven times really? why? to become iron woman! bemused look no doubt a story for High Table back in the real world







2016
Somebody snaffled my cab that first morning at the Premier Hotel I’d rung up to order it half an hour before But after sitting stumm in the lounge I just had to ask it’s coming any moment now said the man on the desk (hastily ordering it) but when it did turn up the cab-driver wouldn’t let me in it was reserved for Paul he said (who turned out to be the guy on the desk) he’d got into trouble that way before at one of the bigger hotels two punters both with the number seven that one turned quite nasty he said [24-25/3; 16-17/9-4/12/16]





“Canberra Tales.” In Dianne Firth, Poetry and Place: Catalogue for the Poetry and Place Exhibition, Belconnen Art Centre, 25 August – 17 September 2017. ISBN 978-1-74088-460-0. Canberra: University of Canberra, 2017: 10.













Tuesday

1942 (2016)



1942 (2016)

(December 25, 2016) 1942. Design by Bronwyn Lloyd (Auckland: Pania Press, 2016)


1942
The picture is sepia-toned like the not-too-far-distant war the need to stay silent at mealtimes so her father can hear every radio news report the need to pose paramount in the stiff lines of this schoolgirl reaching out a tentative hand to the strangest of beasts in the latter stages of dementia my father removed her photos replacing them with snaps of his militaria I don’t think she understands what we see in this picture the meekness before authority the gentleness of the pose the dark fringe of trees in a faraway world where my mother has just been told to pretend to feed a wallaby (17/9-4/12/16)






Bronwyn Lloyd: Jack's Christmas Special. Mosehouse Studio (22/12/16)




Harry Flockton Clarke: June feeding a wallaby (c.1939-40)