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


Bianca Bowers is a South-African born, Australian-based poet and novelist who has also lived in the UK and New Zealand. She has authored several books, holds a BA in English and Film/TV/Media Studies, and her poems have appeared in film, print anthologies and online journals.

Bianca Bowers

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I remember poetry a classroom I gate-crashed
English roses, with alabaster names
—Elisabeth, Anne
Emily, Jane—
placing words
delicate as pink fish
roe on cream sashimi

While my fingers swarmed
like crimson wasps on loose leaf,
More tattooist than poet