Behind Orana Takeaway

Rico Craig

My poem Behind Orana Takeaway has been included in The Disappearing, a project by Red Room Poetry that maps poems to locations in the suburbs of Sydney and beyond. It’s a pretty awesome project that includes the work of over 150 poets; some of the work has been commissioned and other pieces are submitted by readers/writers.

I’ve written about a place called Orana Food Bar, a takeaway shop across the road from Kellyville Public School where I spent a few years in primary school. The poem is about those often wordless discoveries kids make about each other, the secrets they keep, and life on the edge of a city.

I was lucky enough to be one of the commissioned poets, so there’s also an audio recording of the poem. You can read and listen to the poem here. 

Because of the struggles with formatting poems on websites, Behind Orana Takeaway has been posted…

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