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Hello, I'm Ella 

Maker of poems and visual poems

 

Translator

 

PhD student in French Studies at University of Melbourne

 

Author of These Are Different Waters.

Occasional painter, slow swimmer, copyeditor 
 

Contact​

ella.skilbeck.porter at gmail dot com

ella.skilbeckporter at unimelb dot edu dot au

@ellasp__

These are Different Waters

Shortlisted for the Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest, 2021, Australia's largest poetry prize


"Conceptual, droll and formally experimental, These Are Different Waters disposes its wide-ranging materials into an elegant two-part structure: ‘Inflatable Pool’, and the substantial visual sequence, ‘Concrete Pool’. Skilbeck-Porter dares to devise her own weird syntax of hallucinatory profusion, a through-composed ‘ink spell’ of restless, post-Steinian parataxis. Decisive and yet dreamy, its poetic bricolage, ‘a stratosphere of shifting surfaces’, resists closure and passes the baton: ‘The end of my swim, the beginning of yours’."

 

Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest Award Judges (Kate Lilley, Pam Brown & Melinda Bufton)
 

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