The poem ‘Mine’ draws from the loss of a child and the exploitation of the land through gold mining. I drew inspiration from my Italian grandmother who wore black in mourning and gold earrings.
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. View more posts