Entries Tagged as 'Ben Smith'

Monday, August 26th, 2013

ben smith | platos cafe

Monday, February 25th, 2013

ben smith | falling apart at the seams & four other poems

Monday, June 27th, 2011

koraly dimitriadis | poetry or pornography?

Koraly Dimitriadis is a Cypriot-Australian writer of poetry, prose and non-fiction. In mid 2009 she was selected to participate in the Overland masterclass for her short story ‘The recipe’ and since then has been a regular blogger for Overland. ‘The recipe’ was longlisted for the FISH short story competition in Ireland in 2011. Koraly’s poem ‘Daylesford’ [...]

Friday, November 26th, 2010

ben smith | cold leftovers

Cold Leftovers
There will be no more Burroughs.
No more Bukowski’s.
There will never be another
Ginsburg.
There will never again
be a world famous poet.
There will only be me
and others
like me.
Others
who hulk around
In the shadows
of the genius
that the big fella’s
left behind.
Spamming the internet
with half thought
words
ripped from the lips
of other peoples
faces.
And we will tell tales
of drunkards
and whores
and brawls
and nothing;
We will only [...]

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

ben smith | drunk at the matinee

Lickin’ ya lips
The first time
I ever smelt pussy
I was in the pub
with my dad.
A man we were
playing pool with
stuck two dirty fingers
under my nose and said
“you smell that boy?
You smell that?
That’s the
Stench of failure.”
I knew what he meant,
even before I had
hair on my balls.
[from Drunk at the matinee by Ben Smith, 2010. Cover art [...]