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Em König Em König i(14704928 works by)
Gender: Male
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1 Officer Officer i "officer officer, it wasn’t a dream", Em König , 2021 single work poetry
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , January vol. 40 no. 1 2021; (p. 50)
1 Titular i "is a great word", Em König , 2021 single work poetry
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , January vol. 40 no. 1 2021; (p. 50)
1 Faggot Poem Em König , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Rabbit , no. 32 2020; (p. 6-7)
1 Herpes i "My scars taste swell, I’ve heard. Better even", Em König , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: In Your Hands 2020; (p. 56)
1 y separately published work icon Breathing Plural Em König , Melbourne : Cordite Press , 2020 19662628 2020 selected work poetry

'As I write this, fires are burning out of control on Kangaroo Island and all along the east coast of Australia. Lives, homes, half a billion animals: gone. As I write this, I am awaiting a blood sunset, the kind that filters the land through a lens of pink, helping everything to complement the colour of my acrylic nails. As I write this, citizens of the USA (and the world) are holding their collective breath awaiting retaliation from the Iranian army in response to the assassination of Qasem Soleimani. As I write this, I can tell the three avocados in the fruit bowl beside me will all ripen tomorrow morning. As I write this, I am wondering if I can afford to renew my gym membership and what will happen to my body if I don’t.

'As I write this, I question the necessity of a poem – written on and with and for atoms, spoken through waves – combustible, ephemeral, biodegradable. Each poem in this book exists in two forms, both inhabiting a unique state of decay or decomposition (perhaps re-composition?). How you choose to engage is entirely up to you. Read this book back to front, front to back, upside down, right way round. Start at the beginning, in the middle; breathe it in one word at a time. Use it as a doorstop, as Tinder, as rolling paper – but read it first if only to revel in its potential/futility.

'–Em König'

(Source: publisher's blurb)

1 Googling Christchurch i "THOUSANDS TO ATTEND", Em König , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: SWAMP , 23 November no. 24 2019;
1 Woomera i "The two of us ten and shirtless on a white quartz slope.", Em König , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 November no. 93 2019;
1 Synonyms for Womblike i "Ants traverse my legs, only", Em König , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 15 August no. 92 2019;
1 Yes i "Yes and I told Him that our blood is not unclean yes and they thought of us only", Em König , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , May no. 91 2019; Rabbit , no. 29 2020; (p. 66-67)
1 Rock i "I am kissing him against a glass", Em König , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 February no. 89 2019;
1 y separately published work icon Lightly, on the Skin Em König , Moonee Ponds : In Case of Emergency Press , 2018 18950583 2018 selected work poetry

'What does queerness have to do with climate change?

'Would you leave your Mother’s bedside if she were dying?

'Is it sexier just to give up hope?

'There is no such thing as an answer. Only
Poetry.

'Lightly, on the Skin wrestles big questions from a bent perspective.

'Dive in - the water is boiling.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Stole i "In frozen stone", Em König , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meniscus , November vol. 6 no. 2 2018; (p. 97)
1 The Birds i "I never learnt to sing like the birds", Em König , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meniscus , November vol. 6 no. 2 2018; (p. 96)
1 Testosterone i "when i forced my queer arm elbow", Em König , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 November no. 88 2018;
1 lungs.. Em König , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Swamp : Breathe , vol. 22 no. 2018;
1 No Such Thing i "There is no such thing as a bedroom", Em König , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meniscus , June vol. 5 no. 1 2017; (p. 56-57)
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