Jilly O'Brien

Jilly O’Brien is an award winning poet and psychologist living on the Otago Peninsula in Ōtepoti/Dunedin. Jilly has had poems published in journals and anthologies worldwide and has had her poetry displayed on the ice in Antarctica, on benches in Dunedin, and on the back of parking tickets.


Funny peculiar not funny haha who has the most to lose from white smoke and breaking bread how the grocer’s daughter ought to bare knuckle on scabbed over grass, yet finds herself elocuting whilst the canary chokes hits the cage …

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Rules is rules

I started with an interesting title to hook the reader in added a bit of magic twisting balloon giraffes, inspecting ice holes in Montreal waiting for the seal to gasp I learned that taxidermists prefer the term mounting over stuffing; …

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