Published in Overland Issue 204 Spring 2011 · Main Posts Peregrine Falcon Luke Beesley On the harbour library green lamps swayed, and he let out a long breath. Hoop. She would say redolent like cutting toast. We stripped her. The vowel slightly raised voice as the e followed and was pushed and gathered by a breeze lulled briefly by a fly, a fly screen, or a trampoline. At Pellegrini’s I reached up to my own reflection and traced two ear infections. Ciao said the waitress, arriving. Luke Beesley was born in Brisbane and is a poet and musician. His is the author of Lemon Shark (soi 3), and is currently a Creative Fellow of the State Library of Victoria. He lives in Melbourne. © Luke Beesley Overland 204−spring 2011, p. 118 Like this piece? Subscribe! Luke Beesley Luke Beesley is a Melbourne-based poet. His fourth poetry collection, Jam Sticky Vision, was published by Giramondo in 2015. More by Luke Beesley › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 8 September 202315 September 2023 · Main Posts Announcing the 2023 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize ($6500) Editorial Team Supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, and named after the late Neilma Gantner, this prize seeks excellent short fiction of up to 3000 words themed around the notion of ‘travel’; imaginative, creative and literary interpretations are strongly encouraged. This competition is open to all writers, nationally and internationally, at any stage of their writing career. First published in Overland Issue 228 8 September 202312 September 2023 · Main Posts Announcing the 2023 Judith Wright Poetry Prize ($9000) Editorial Team Established in 2007 and supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets seeks poetry by writers who have published no more than one collection of poems under their own name (that is writers who’ve had zero collections published, or one solo collection published). It remains one of the richest prizes for emerging poets, and is open to poets anywhere in the world. In 2023, the major prize is $6000, with a second prize of $2000 and a third prize of $1000. All three winners will be published in Overland.