Damen O’Brien

Damen O’Brien is an Australian poet whose recent prizes include the 2021 Café Writers Poetry Prize, the 2021 Magma Judge’s Prize, the 2021 MPU International Poetry Competition and the 2020 Moth Poetry Prize.


The future

PoetryFor a moment he was given his future: a prophetic pulse racing to the horizon of his life and washing it stark and certain, the glacier of days crisp with everything he would ever achieve, the pitiful lies he would tell his wife, his...

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