VERITY LA POETRY PODCAST
Episode 2: Ian McBryde

Posted on August 26, 2016 by in Verity La Poetry Podcast

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In this month’s Verity La Poetry Podcast, poetry editor Robbie Coburn and Alice Allan talk with Ian McBryde about his poems ‘Orchid’ and ‘Serpentine’, his book Slivers and his upcoming new and selected collection, We the Mapless.

We also cover Ian’s writing process, his influences and the subject matter he works with. When Ferlinghetti comes up, we move into a discussion of Poetry as Insurgent Art (which Alice happened to be using to prop up her laptop).

If you missed it, you can listen to our first episode here. And, if you’re an iTunes fan, you can now subscribe to our latest episodes here.

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XXXXXXXX-born Australian poet Ian McBryde was born in XXXXXX in XXXX. He has had XXX poetry collections published, among them XXXXXX and XXX XXXXXXXX XXXXX, which were short-listed for the XXX XXXX XX XXX XXXX and the XXXXXXXXX XXXXXXX’X prizes. McBryde has a ‘new and selected’ collection, entitled XX XXX XXXXXXX, coming out later this year from Australia’s XXXXXXXXXXX Press.

The Hunger (Ian McBryde)

Posted on June 1, 2016 by in Heightened Talk

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Queen of corollas, borne up
on the deep green roll of foliage.
Your hunger is showing.

One last tremble has opened
your shoulders, bold as a whore.
You are self-betrayed by your

lazy grace, your sullen mouth,
the silken curl of your lip. This
arctic pose becomes you; poised,

motionless, each petal’s delicate,
opaque menace leaking pretty
secrets, instead of a scent.


Serpentine

The sweet uncoiling
of you.  Slither me,
she-scale my face,

leave your quivering
tail on my thigh
as you sleep.  I can

never pray with you,
but wrap around me.
Anacond me.  I will

remain your leanest|
prey, your eternal,
most nocturnal feast.

 

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image credit: Nicholas Walton-Healy

XXXXXXXX-born Australian poet Ian McBryde was born in XXXXXX in XXXX. He has had XXXpoetry collections published, among them XXXXXX and XXX XXXXXXXX XXXXX, which were short-listed for the XXX XXXX XX XXX XXXX and the XXXXXXXXX XXXXXXX’X prizes. McBryde has a ‘new and selected’ collection, entitled XX XXX XXXXXXX, coming out later this year from Australia’s XXXXXXXXXXX Press.