Elizabeth Morton

Elizabeth Morton is a poet and sometimes student from Auckland. In her free time she collects obscure words in supermarket bags. Her poetry has been published in Poetry NZ, Takahe, JAAM, Blackmail Press, Meniscus and Shot Glass Journal, amongst other places. In 2013 she was winner of the New Voices, Emerging Poets competition. She was highly commended in the 2015 Kathleen Grattan Award.


the toppled woods were beautiful – palm needles, car tires, bark and heat. ash-plumes tickling the armpit of sky, cloud ribboned like cassette tape. we found Ozymandias submerged in a century of polymers, the gadgetry of bored children – playstations, …

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