Syntax ~ a poem by Thuy On

"48pt Italic" By Will Keightley / Creative Commons
“48pt Italic” By Will Keightley / Creative Commons

Listen to Thuy On read her poem:


The keening of us
the spaces between
a kerning too distant
your clauses conditional
dashes sprinting away
I didn’t want to be modified
& left dangling
but you trailed into ellipsis
and left me falling through gaps.

Author Bio

Thuy On is a freelance arts critic/journalist who has written for a number of publications, including The Australian, The Age/SMH, The Saturday Paper, Books + Publishing and ArtsHub. She’s also the books editor of The Big Issue. Her first book, a poetry collection called Turbulence, was published by UWAP in March 2020.


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