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Apples With Human Skin
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This new work by award-winning poet Nathan Shepherdson travels through visionary histories and wildly original spaces of philosophical enchantment and emotional resonance.

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Overview

you fell asleep with an
ember in your mouth
dreamt you were playing a
stone trumpet
a strange lament to
accompany a cold ritual
smashed souls with bullet
holes threaded with wire
strung up between this day
and the next

From the compact energies of minimalism through to dramatic larger sequences, Apples with Human Skin re-imagines the possibilities of poetry. Engaging with other artists from Austrian poet Georg Trakl to visual artists Lawrie Daws and Lucas Cranach the Elder, there is a vital sense of poetry in dialogue with the world.

Details
Nathan Shepherdson, author of Apples With Human Skin, and Sweeping The Light Back Into the Mirror
Photo by Speed Poets

Nathan Shepherdson

Nathan Shepherdson lives in the Glasshouse Mountains in south-east Queensland. In 2005, he won the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for his beautiful, elegiac volume of poetry Sweeping the Light Back into the Mirror. It went on to win and be shortlisted for a number of other awards. Apples with Human Skin is his second volume of poetry.