Anna Kate Blair

Anna Kate Blair is a writer from Aotearoa living in Naarm. Her essays, short stories and poems have appeared in publications including Slow Canoe, Landfall, The Appendix, Tell Us Who We Were Before Life Made Us, RILKING, Meanjin, Litro, Archer and Reckoning. She holds a PhD in History of Art and Architecture from the University of Cambridge.

Holy Water / Heart Vapours

It is tears, often, that prove a mystic to be a saint. It is tears, too, that prove a girl a heretic, too Catholic, too Pagan, simultaneously overwhelming and refusing her audience.

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