Jerzy Beaumont is an Australian Anglo-Zulu poet and arts worker. His work has appeared in publications such as Cicerone Journal, Australian Poetry Journal 8.2, The Dirty Thirty Anthology, BITE Magazine, The Canberra Times, Hobo Camp Review, Cordite 93: PEACH, NO NEWS, and more.
In 2019, Jerzy stepped into the leadership role of Brisbane-based publishing house Bareknuckle Books Pty Ltd & associated journal Bareknuckle Poet. Currently undertaking a Bachelor of Writing at the University of Canberra, he represented the ACT at the Australian Poetry Slam finals in 2017, and has performed his poetry throughout Australia and the USA.
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What would you do if you looked up and saw that the night sky was darker than usual? That the stars had disappeared, and nobody was doing anything about it?
What do you do when a loved one tells you that their world is darker than usual? That they see no light, and don’t know what to do about it?
Errant Night is an exploration of resilience executed imperfectly. In this sequence of prose poems, Beaumont draws upon the sci-fi wonders of interstellar travel and spaceship mechanics to throw comparative light upon the realities of living with the burden of loss.