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KRISTIN HANNAFORD



Curlew


Shark fins as waves
six fins circling in low shin height tide

weave round rock
the afternoon light sharp jagged
almost
too bright for my large eye
I wait for dark, for the rise of voice
as motion

the current quickens, this Woppaburra island
sounds out, a throat song
ricochets across sand and tussocks
traveling as the boats head back to the harbour
a memory of place, sharp as first incision
Curlew Curlew Curlew





Reviews of Kristin Hannaford's collection Curio

Hamish Danks Brown, reviewing Curio in Rochford Street Review
Libby Hart, reviewing Curio in What the Bird Said: Contemporary and International Poetry
Ali Jane Smith, reviewing books by joanne burns, Jennifer Maiden, Kristin Hannaford and Petra White in The Weekend Australian
Mary Cresswell, reviewing Curio in Plumwood Mountain, Vol 2 No 1, Feb 2015.
Anne Elvey, reviewing Curio along with Julie Maclean’s When I saw Jimi and Kiss of the Viking in Cordite, 5th February 2015.

Poetry selection from 'Curio'

One more feather and I'll fly
Portrait
Assisted Passage
Skulduggery

More poems by Kristin Hannaford

Birthday
Unwinding
Driftwood
Lee side, On board the Triton

Miscellaneous

Kristin Hannaford, launching Paul Summer's collection
primitive cartography,
Rockhampton, August 23rd, 2013.