Creatrix no. 49 Poetry

Creatrix 49 Poetry

The poem ‘How to Stay Put’ was my response to the domesticity we all underwent during the March/April shutdown. The home became the focus with a flurry of vegetable growing and homemade produce. I drew my inspiration from the Victory Gardens that were an essential part of feeding the population during World War Two.

The poem ‘Irritable Bowl’ is my firsthand experience of suffering with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. After years of bloating and pain and numerous tests the medical profession diagnosed IBS. It is quite a minefield going out to dinner trying to avoid hidden foods that may trigger a very painful response. Cabbage, Beans, and Cauliflower are the enemies.

Published by Lisa Collyer Poet

Lisa Collyer is a poet and educator. She writes poetry with a focus on women’s bodies and how their experiences shape their everyday lives She is a Four Centres’ Emerging Writer, a writer-in-residence with The National Trust of W.A. (2021), an invited writer-in-residence for Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre (2022), and the winner of the Annette Cameron Encouragement Award (2021). Her work appears in Cordite, Rabbit, Westerly and Australian Poetry Anthology 21-22. She resides on the unceded lands of the Whadjuk Noongar Nation and pays her respects to elders past, present, and emerging.

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