Zawacki, Andrew 2003


If it be warfare, let it be mistress
and midnight up that slope,
not reticent in a weather
of withdrawal, its salmon-roe tint,
the shabby grass it grazes

– Andrew Zawacki, “Any Other Eviction, Than The Frequent”

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Read this interview with Andrew Zawacki from Cordite Poetry Review:

Michael Farrell Interviews Andrew Zawacki

0. Do you think Australian poets are a depressed lot? In April this year, Michael Farrell and US poet Andrew Zawacki travelled to the Queenscliffe Festival of Words, catching a dose of cabin fever on the way – //4. What books did you bring with you this weekend?

Begins in interruption:
an ambulance bell at the center
of sleep, the room tilts
sideways, furniture slides,
an octet of amber blue
verres à liqueur, one with a cut

– Andrew Zawacki, “[Begins in interruption…]”

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Watch Andrew Zawacki read his work at the University of Richmond Writers’ Series:

Writers’ Series: Andrew Zawacki

American poet Andrew Zawacki reads from his third book, “Petals of Zero Petals of One. Zawacki’s work as a poet, editor and critic has been translated and published around the world. His first book, “By Reason of Breakings,” won the 2001 University of Georgia Contemporary Poetry Series, and work from his second collection, “Anabranch,” received the 2002 Cecil Hemley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America.

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