October News 2022:Art meets Poetry in ‘Critical State’

Brett Dionysius’s 9th poetry publication ‘Critical state’ has just been released by Calanthe Press, with 47 poems written between 2010 and 2021 about the state of Queensland’s environment…

…and on the cover, my painting of the Smithsonian Night parrot specimen.

Art and poetry meet on endangered species.

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Emma Lindsay 2020
‘Night parrot (Smithsonian)’
oil on linen/dibond. 
Courtesy the artist.