Kate Fagan was born in 1973 and is a poet, editor and songwriter whose books include The Long Moment (Salt),Thought’s Kilometre (Tolling Elves), return to a new physics (Vagabond) and First Light (Giramondo) in 2012. She is a former editor of the US-based journal How2and stems from one of Australia’s preeminent folk music families, the Fagans. Her album Diamond Wheel won the National Folk Recording Award of the National Film and Sound Archive in 2006. She currently lectures in literary studies at the University of Western Sydney.


Kate Fagan Poems

Authentic Nature

A long shadow passes
over the garden. Yesterday
I buried the bones, feathers and skulls
of two magpies fallen... more »

Two Poems from The Correspondence

Letter IV: On Reality

We crossed the seaward field
with the air heavy against us,... more »

Concrete Poem

The beginning of duration
The infinity of cells
The form of unknowing
The hopelessness of dropped article... more »

Kate Fagan Quotes

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