Ashley Capes

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Author: Ashley Capes

Genre: Poetry

Books: Old Stone Between Giants

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Ashley is a poet, novelist and teacher living in Australia.

He’s the author of six poetry collections and three novels and was poetry editor for Page Seventeen from issues 8-10. He also moderates online renku group Issa’s Snail.

He teaches English, Media Studies and Music Production, has played in a metal band, worked in an art gallery and slaved away at music retail. Aside from reading and writing, Ashley loves volleyball and Studio Ghibli – and Magnum PI, easily one of the greatest television shows ever made.


archaeological moment


a penny has come thousands of miles

to hibernate in the dirt


it’s not worth much

but neither is it worth nothing


once we clean it in a glass of coke

and the royal head has a nose again


we take it inside, though the first one

to tire of it reaches for the Sega


later on I don’t know which one of us

will take it to the front shed


where the Nissan lords it over dead flies

that gather in the window sill,


and hide the penny behind a landscape

mum and dad haven’t unpacked


years later when moving house

and neither one goes back for it


the penny can close its tiny eyes

to wait for a more archaeological moment.


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