February 2008

Niki Koulouris


This marks an author's first online publication Niki Koulouris lives in Toronto and works as a writer and editor. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from RMIT University in Australia.

In a Pact with an Owl    

—for Jackson Pollock

In a pact with an owl
you wade through
the cramped reflections of a lake
so many nights on short fuse wire
you drive like a gelding
through fog

through headlights
those two canoes
lifted like sleepers
in a dark parade.



When Night Spiked    

When night spiked
its wingless river
I became freight
until I reached your statue,
your spurs propped up
on the shore,

among the bolts
and the ruins
and the blonde carnations
and the rams that go to war.



Niki Koulouris: Poetry
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