“the rubble pile in your living room that was once a fireplace”
~ from ‘Umbrella’ by Miro Bilbrough, Western Sydney commissioned poet
Created by Red Room Poetry, The Disappearing is an interactive map of poems about vanishing places. The site uses geo-location to pin poems to transforming locations. From fading milk bars to ghost towns, The Disappearing has been uncovering poetry’s invisible currents in the world since 2012. Charting fragmented histories, impressions and memories across Australia and beyond, The Disappearing has grown to be one of the largest poetic travel guides, preserving traces and sharing experiences of places that transform over time. We invite you to join us on this journey into the unseen, exploring and experiencing over 1000 Disappearing poems as well as adding your own to the map!