Twenty Two One Line Poems by Amanda Anastasi

These 22 one-line poems by Melbourne poet Amanda Anastasi were commissioned by the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub. While some of the poems document the 2019-2020 Australian bushfire crisis, others are futuristic climate visions. Vivaldi’s ‘Summer’ from ‘The Four Seasons’ is arranged and performed by Melbourne musician Josh Cake.

The individual images are also available from https://www.monash.edu/mcccrh/projects/climate-change-poetry/one-line-poems. We have published a small collection below:

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Ash

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The Lounge Room

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Antarctica

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Mask

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Amanda Anastasi is a Melbourne poet whose work has been published as locally as the Artist’s Lane walls in Windsor to The Massachusetts Review in the US, and is the convener of one of Melbourne’s longest-running poetry readings, La Mama Poetica. Amanda is the author of ‘2012 and other poems’ and the co-author of The Silences (Eaglemont Press, 2016). Her latest poetry collection is the The Inheritors (Black Pepper Publishing, 2021). Amanda’s work has been published in Best Australian Science Writing, Australian Poetry Journal, Griffith Review, Right Now and FourW: New Writing, among other places. She is currently Poet in Residence at the Monash Climate Change Communications Research Hub, where she is writing poetry to raise awareness on ecological issues and the climate crisis.

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