Umami is a very special collaborative remix project between The Lifted Brow and Cordite Poetry Review. Original pieces of poetry and flash fiction were selected by Cordite guest editor Luke Davies, before The Lifted Brow assigned some of our favourite creative minds — visual artists, writers, musicians, architects, programmers, designers and technicians — to remix these originals and produce fourteen new works. Each weekday over three weeks we’re publishing a new one of these extraordinary responses on our Umami site. Today we feature writer Toby Fitch’s remix of a poem by Michael Farrell.
Toby Fitch is the author of Rawshock (which won the Grace Leven Prize 2012) and Jerilderies (Vagabond 2014). He lives in Sydney and has a new book of poems forthcoming called Bloomin’ Notions.