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Great Fish | Anna Jacobson

In recent news, nineteenth-century

shipwrecked-wine is discovered

fifty metres below the Baltic Sea.

Experts give their verdict: leathery

smoky, grilled and spicy with fruity

floral notes.

In legendary news, the eyes

of the Great Fish are Jonah’s windows,

a disco-ball pearl shines in its guts.

In hypothetical news—the Great Fish drinks

one hundred and sixty-eight bottles

of said one-hundred-year-old wine

to recover.

Anna Jacobson is a Brisbane poet and artist. She won the 2018 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for her unpublished manuscript, which will be published by UQP in 2019. Her poetry chapbook ‘The Last Postman’ (Vagabond Press, 2018) is part of deciBels 3. Anna won the 2018 Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award.

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