Category: poetry

  • le lit 

    le lit 

    For FRAMED! Kyra Lawler gives us a poem through the sleepy, warm and comfortable eyes of two women tucked up in bed.

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  • Possum fur nipple warmers

    Possum fur nipple warmers

    Becca wrote this poem about the possum fur nipple drawer statue because omg look at it why wouldn’t you write something about it.

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  • Aubade


    An attempt to re-romanticise the morning after. Or at least accept that ‘horny’ has a time limit which doesn’t always make for good epic poetry.

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  • Cows Over Vitebsk

    Cows Over Vitebsk

    This poem draws inspiration from not just one painting but Marc Chagall’s broader depictions of “anthropomorphised” animals, particularly cows, and the blurring of the human and non-human that they represent.”

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  • Calliope


    In his bad apple debut, William Holden pens this poem to our goddess Calliope.

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  • Three Witches

    Three Witches

    Originally written for The Dowse’s ‘Sisterly’ exhibition, Cadence Chung shares this work of witchiness with us. When Desire, Muse and Moonlight meet, magic is bound to happen.

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  • One must imagine Sisyphus shredded

    One must imagine Sisyphus shredded

    From one of Casey Lucas’s favourite Romantic paintings this poem was birthed. It is about “looking at beautiful stuff, and subtly about my own frustrations with how both hiking and this painting are frequently used to convey MOTIVATIONAL FITNESS MESSAGES instead of just being about appreciating a beautiful thing.”

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  • girl crying

    girl crying

    Giovanni Bragolin was prolific for his series of paintings of crying children and the urban legend of the cursed ‘crying boy’, but the print this poem by Jose Thomas is about isn’t that one, and maybe this print is actually cursed.

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  • Creation


    The beginning of the world, or the end of it, is the subject of this poem by Maddie Fenn. It is inspired by the feminist artist Alexis Hunter’s painting ‘CREATION’, as well as W.B Yeat’s poem ‘The Second Coming’. Hunter’s work always puts the body at stake, and here we are at the moment of…

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  • clytemnestra by john collier

    clytemnestra by john collier

    Blood trickles over marble and a challenge is made in this poetic response to Clytemnestra from Hebe Kearney.

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  • Portrait of a sad girl

    Portrait of a sad girl

    For FRAMED!, Amelia Kirkness draws inspiration from the field of art restoration (and a past obsession with the Baumgartner YouTube channel) to create something new.

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