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Sarah Rice

Marginalization - Pauline Canlas Wu
Sarah Rice is an art-theory lecturer, visual artist and writer. She was an award winner in this year's Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize, and commended in this year's CJ Dennis Literary Awards. Her poetry is published in Island, Southerly, and the forthcoming fourW twenty-two annual anthology. Her limited-edition art-book of poetry Those Who Travel (prints by Patsy Payne, Ampersand Duck, 2010) is currently on display in the NGA.


I’ve got a strong centre
but uncertain edges.
I would, for instance,
be hard to colour in.

It would be best
if I were to become heritage-listed,
like a national park,
under some sort of order of protection.

For fences work both ways,
as Frost showed,
and life in the margins tends to be in pencil,
and all the more easily erased.