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Poems of Public Health

On life and death: poetry of the paramedic

On life and death: poetry of the paramedic

As regular readers may remember, Croakey has been running an occasional series, Poems of Public Health. I happened to mention this at a University of Canberra writing retreat this weekend, and one of the participants – Allison Ballard, a lawyer who previously worked as an intensive care paramedic – produced this poem especially for Croakey […]

Poetry in public health: 4 new poems by Owen Bullock

Poetry in public health: 4 new poems by Owen Bullock

Here is the latest chapter in Croakey’s Poems of Public Health by Canberra poet Owen Bullock, with four new pieces – including one (ever) timely reflection on constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Read the background to this occasional feature and his previous Poems of Public Health, where he wrote ‘on demand’ […]

Your chance to commission some public health poetry...

Your chance to commission some public health poetry...

Continuing on from a previous post exploring some links between opera, history and public health, Croakey is delighted to launch an occasional new feature: Poems of Public Health. The idea arose out of a conversation with Canberra poet Owen Bullock who was unwise enough to mention that he enjoys writing poetry upon request – which […]