from Issue #2: Poetry by Chris Oakey


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Chris Oakey’s poems – ‘Revolution,’ ‘Heaven,’ ‘Counting Down From Zero’ and ‘Love Song’ – are presented as a PDF to preserve their unique formatting.



Chris Oakey studied Communications at UTS, taking honours in Modernist fragment poetry. He has recently completed a Masters degree in poetics, at the University of New South Wales, on William Carlos Williams, Hilda Doolittle, and their poetic epistemologies. He has published poetry in journals in Australia and overseas, most recently in the online journal Cordite and the inaugural issue of Contrappasso. His poetic obsessions are American modernists, Russian Futurists, and Australian poets of many stripes.