Poems

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  • The Pogonophile from Ironbark by Robyn Sykes with apologies to Banjo Paterson and When Elvis Came Back From the Dead by John Peel. Thanks to Camilla Duffy Photography for the video. http://youtu.be/hGbSe_ZUuQ4

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Cinderella Paddocks audio

The Farmers’ Strike audio

Spaghettification audio

Old Bill’s Regret audio

Lovely Lies audio 

Read published/prizewinning poems

My father’s mask, first published Not Very Quiet online journal, Issue 8 March 2021 (includes audio) https://not-very-quiet.com/2021/03/14/my-fathers-mask/

Forest tracks http://www.grangehosting.com/robynsykes/forest-tracks/ Published in Messages from the Embers, Black Quill Press (October 2020). Ed Julia Kaylock and Denise O’Hagan.

Click click needles, first published Not Very Quiet online journal, Issue 6 March 2020 (includes audio) https://not-very-quiet.com/2020/03/30/click-click-needles/

From waltz to rock’n’roll, first published in Not Very Quiet online journal, Issue 5, September 2019 https://not-very-quiet.com/2019/09/21/from-waltz-to-rock-n-roll/

Two families who never met (Winner, Silver Brumby Award, Man From Snowy River Festival 2019, 2nd Sutherland Shire Literary Awards 2018, 2nd Betty Olle Award 2017 titled Treacherous Veil). http://www.grangehosting.com/robynsykes/poems/two-families-who-never-met/

To Learn to Choose (Winner, Nandewar Poetry Prize, 2019)

Rebuilding the Rock (Winner, Nandewar Poetry Prize, 2018)

Old Bill’s Regret (Finalist, Poem of the Year, Australian Bush Laureate Awards, 2014)

Old Bill’s Regret – audio

Lovely Lies (Finalist, Single of the Year, ABLA, 2014)

Lovely Lies – audio

 A Feather in a Locket (Bryan Kelleher Literary Award 2013)

For Sale (Henry Lawson Literary and Memorial Society Award, 2013)

The Farmers’ Strike  (Shoalhaven Timber Festival Award 2013)

Dislocated labels, first published in Dublin-based online journal Burning Bush 2. http://issuu.com/burningbush2/docs/bb2_issue_8_final/7?e=1