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Robbie Coburn

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Robbie Coburn was born in June 1994 in Melbourne and grew up on his family’s farm in the semi-rural locality of Woodstock, Victoria. He was educated at Whittlesea Primary School and Assumption College, Kilmore. He began writing poetry at the age of 14, influenced by the work of Edgar Allan Poe.

While still in high school, Coburn’s first published poem appeared in legendary, anarchist poet П. O.’s literary magazine Unusual Work. His work has since appeared in many national and overseas publications such as Poetry, Meanjin, Island and Westerly. His poems have also been represented in notable anthologies including Writing to the Wire (UWA, 2016) and To End All Wars (Puncher & Wattman, 2018).

Coburn’s first poetry collection, The Other Flesh,
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“All distance finds loneliness in time.”
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“I blindly swallowed the days

the way a dog will run until it is lost

and I was never here

the medication, closer to nothingness

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Sandra Hi Robbie,
Thanks for the friend-invite! :)


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