Coffin Bay

J V Birch


Crayfish, pilchards,

ocean jackets and sharks


Octopus, sea urchins,

sea snails and scallops


Sand crabs, abalone,

garfish and whiting



the oysters are sleeping.


J V Birch lives in Adelaide. Her poems have appeared in anthologies, journals and magazines across Australia, the UK, Canada and the US. She has two collections – Smashed glass at midnight and What the water & moon gave me – by Ginninderra Press, and is working on her third.

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