precarity – being a grasshopper

Raining Poetry in Adelaide is a poetry street-festival organised and led by postgraduate students at the University of Adelaide under the auspices of the J. M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice.

For 2020 the theme was presciently pre-Covid ‘precarity’.

“Progressively fading over time, the poems and their disappearing traces will act as ghostly reminders of increasing global precarity as we walk, tread and cross the line.”

Five poems were selected through a competitive process judged by Jill Jones, then printed as stencils and tagged anonymously with invisible paint across Adelaide’s CBD. Another fifteen poems by students were also tagged.

When it rains, the poems magically appear. It doesn’t rain that often in Adelaide but you can water the ground to see a poem once you know where to look.

A map is available through the Raining Poetry in Adelaide Facebook page. My poem is on the corner of King William Street and North Terrace.

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