Emma Neale

Emma Neale is a writer, editor, and creative writing tutor. She has held the Todd/Creative New Zealand New Writer’s Bursary and received the inaugural Janet Frame/NZSA Memorial Prize for Literature. Her novel, Fosterling, was short-listed for the youth category of the Sir Julius Vogel Award. Her collection, The Truth Garden, won the Kathleen Grattan Award for poetry in 2011. She has been a University of Otago Burns Fellow and a University of Otago/Sir James Wallace Pah Homestead Fellow. Her fifth collection, Tender Machines, is due out from Otago University Press this year. (This book incorporates poems shortlisted for the inaugural Sarah Broom Poetry Award 2014.) Current recipient of the Beatson/NZSA Fellowship, she lives in Dunedin with her husband and two young sons.

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Boys will be boys will pine for lost dogs will time travel in the space between soup scoop and spoon sup, will knee-skid on dirt, moon-loop through tree tops, will want friends who dream-share star sabres, infinity sugar, will whisper …

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