The images here are screen grabs from the video-poem below:
Here is an excerpt from True Crime published in Australian Poetry Anthology 4. The original version of this sequence was written as part of the SA Spoken Word / Adelaide City Library Poet-in-Residence project.
364 WHI “Undone by Ancestry”
Do you really think I meant it to end like this?
Do you seriously reckon this was my plan?
I had no choice in the matter, it’s in my blood.
They set me up, nailed me, pumped me full of it.
And here I am telling you straight. Listen hard.
364.1066 ROW “The Lord of Sabotage”
Of course, there was someone else. There is always
someone else, pulling levers, flicking switches, issuing
muted instructions in the dead of night, undetected
behind curtains of smoke, walls of mirrors, and me
sliding on track, the rest of us, sliding down his track.
Ever wondered about that? Find out more here!
Floribunda was an exhibition of drawings by Judy Morris and poems by Ian Gibbins at the Hahndorf Academy, Hahndorf, in 2015. As part of the exhibition, we produced a beautiful book containing full-colour reproductions of Judy’s drawings along with the complete sequence of poems. Find out more about the project here.