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Sarah Day

Sarah Day’s Grass Notes (Brandl & Schlesinger, 2009) is her sixth and most recent collection of poems. Awards for her books include the Judith Wright Calanthe Queensland Premier’s, the Judith Wright ACT, the University of Melbourne Wesley Michelle Wright Prize, and the Anne Elder Award. In 2002, her New and Selected Poems was published by Arc in the UK. It was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Awards and received a UK Poetry Book Society Recommendation. She lives with her husband and two children in Hobart.


Grass Notes

Summer 2011 | Poetry

did it come in the bark of a dog
in the eucalypt air,

the marsupial faces tilted, listening,
or the ghostly skin and the foreign hair,