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Robbie Coburn

Robbie Coburn

Born: June 25 1994 in Melbourne, Australia
Resides: Melbourne, Australia
E-mail: robbiecoburn (at) live (dot) com (dot) au

Robbie Coburn is an Australian poet. He grew up on his family’s farm in the semi-rural locality of Woodstock, Victoria, which is a large focus of his haiku. His work has appeared in publications such as Poetry, Modern Haiku, Presence, Windfall and Blithe Spirit and he is a member of The Haiku Society of America. His haiku has also been featured on the Australian Haiku Society website.

Selected Work
starless sky
the black cord
to the fuse box
in an abandoned store
a blank gaze
the cooling dusk
a man boards the train
in the wrong direction
walking home 
the fracturing leaves 
break the silence
dusk entering the dog’s eyes peer through the wire
from the window
a distant car
carries the weight of air

Credits: “starless sky” - Windfall 6 (2017); “the cooling dusk” - Presence 60 (2018; “dusk entering” - Blithe Spirit 28:1 (2018); "mannequins" - Under the Basho 2017; “walking home” - Under the Basho 2017; “from the window” - Under the Basho 2017.

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