Poems

‘Three Secrets’ (who gave birth to my daughter?)

‘Three Secrets’ explores the interconnected bodily experiences of women who have given birth by by Caesarian section. The poem was shortlisted for the 2021 South Coast Writers Centre Poetry Prize and published in the ‘Legacies’ Anthology. As an audio-poem it was highly commended for the 2020 XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word.

‘and then’: a poem for the body of the beloved

‘and then’ was published in the Australian Poetry Anthology vol. 8, 2020.

‘Rapunzel’: winner of the 2018 Nimbin Performance Poetry World Cup

’91 days’: a poem from the pandemic year

’91 days‘ is published by Cordite Poetry Review

‘Something’: late night reflections on creativity

This video poem was created for the Melbourne Spoken Word Festival 2020

‘To a young writer’: words to inspire the next generation of poets

Sarah Temporal is the director of Poets Out Loud Youth Slam, a program to empower young voices in the Northern Rivers region. She mentors aspiring writers as they bring their words to the stage. In this poem, she shares advice and inspiration to get the words flowing.

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