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  April 2017
volume 14 number 1
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Stefanie Bennett
April 2017
   

 

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photo by richard lee miller

    Stefanie Bennett, ex-blues singer and musician, has published several volumes of poetry, a novel and a libretto – worked with (No Nukes), Arts Action For Peace, and been nominated for the Pushcart and Best of the Net. Of mixed ancestry (Italian/Irish/Paugussett-Shawnee), she was born in Queensland, Australia.

   

 

Leverage

On my return to "Windy Gap"
All the birds of the air
Sobbed red and deep; and
The Volga roared
At the foot
Of an ice-slab shed...

I swear I saw
                A bitter harvest:

Forced labour! The tragic
Slogan, "All for the front"
Swung on the skull
Of a parched star.
A voice said, "Attempt
Translation."

Rolling out
The samizat
Swag
... I did.

copyright 2017 Stefanie Bennett