I have a poem in the Australian Literary Review today, in the Australian newspaper. The poem is called 'The City Gauge', and it's based in part on my experiences in the Queensland floods of January 2011. The city gauge is one of the points where the height of the Brisbane River is officially measured, and I heard a lot of talk in the news about the gauge in the day before the flood hit my house. Here are some remarkable before-and-after images from the ABC of how the floods affected the region. At the same time, Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley region were hit by particularly violent flooding. There's information on donating to the Lockyer Valley Relief Fund at the website of the Lockyer Valley Regional Council.