(last known location) | Pam Brown

collectives

who went

to the same

reputation

to verb

your education

multidisciplinary

professional practice

quarterly roundup

consistently

ranked

lowest five

a trademark

has-been

with

consumer culture

expectations

happy xmas

suckas!

*

r.i.p.

icon

of blankness

embracing

inauthenticity

you will be

missed

(this is

the sustained breath

of time shared

&

ceremony invoked

etcetera)

last known

location

wanted that to be

palermo

mutitjulu

hanoi

not

holy name cathedral

crypt

apartments!

*

talking language

languages

this is the breathing

&

it’s chaos -

all manner

of tumult

so many signs

to loosen

into a poem

to

save the world

cultural

becoming

anticipates

futures

inscribed in the present

&

counters

what we mean

when we mean

‘pastime’

*

it’s nowhere near a joke

learning to drive

a myth machine

short hallucinatory pangs

whirlpool adminimally

where to turn

if not

to the ‘facts’

to the dossiery!

can’t breathe there

either

streams of t-shirts

& torn jeans

lie down dead

in town hall square

beyond bugging

nothing to noun

here

Pam Brown has been writing, collaborating, editing & publishing in diverse modes for decades now. In 2019 her collection Click here for what we do (Vagabond Press) was awarded the ALS Gold Medal. A new collection, Stasis Shuffle, is coming soon from Hunter Publishing. Pam is a Sydneysider living on the stolen land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation.

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