Nathan Curnow











what happens to birth
if death is undone
where will hope reside

who calls an end
to the worn out circus 
the circus of a world alone

can forgiveness 
bring a brand new earth
one that remains unbranded

will Hell smell like
Christ’s burning beard
despite his resurrection 









Nathan Curnow is a poet who lives in regional Victoria. He also writes short fiction and plays, and has featured at many festivals across the country as a spoken word performer. In 2010 he was awarded the Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize and was co-editor of the 30th birthday edition of Going Down Swinging.