Stefanie Bennett


Parallel Dissertation

Raise the tempo. The flag
That waves back.
The water-melon-man’s rumba
— And Stravinsky’s Rite[s] of Spring.

Picture this when I have mellowed
… Love, and the origami’s
Coiled and cold,
As time goes marching

Leeward and the urn’s turbulence
A renewable
Lease of space.



Stefanie Bennett has published nineteen volumes of poetry, a libretto and a novel. She has tutored in The Institute of Modern Languages (James Cook University), acted as a publishing editor, and worked with Arts Action for Peace. Of mixed ancestry (Italian/Irish/Paugussett-Shawnee), she was born in Townsville, Queensland, Australia in 1945. Stefanie’s current poetry title The Vanishing is published by Walleah Press and available online from and Walleah.