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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


I have published nine poetry collections, and a handbook on poetic form. Two of my books have been adapted for music-theatre, both enjoying seasons at the Sydney Opera House. My work is well-anthologised and has won many awards, including the 2010 NSW Premier's Prize. I possess an ongoing preoccupation with mathematical constructs and constraints, and the associated possibilities offered in terms of poetic structure.

Jordie Albiston



C–all it conjurythis trick of his that clicks her into existence

king of the carnival with streamers & clownsyour Ferris-wheel-
roller-coaster-fun-of-the-faireveryone screaming it allotrope!
isotope!ghost-tunnel-scaredas you string popcorn clusters &
juggle a gaggle of DNA while balancing on one hand o Bucky-
Ball!Congo-Cube!Diamond-Jim-Coal!marry me take me
your ringmaster wife you make this whole merry-world-go-round
this life