Kelly Malone

Kelly Malone is a poet and language artist. Her poetry and ‘artwords’ have been published locally and internationally in various places including Brief, The Capilano Review, Deep South, fillingStation, Shearsman Magazine, Snorkel, Swamp, Turbine. Her ‘chapbox’ features in a recent Tinfish publication edited by Lisa Samuels, Over Hear: Six Types of Poetry Experiment in Aotearoa / New Zealand. Curation of her performance work ‘Nee Miss’ has been archived online at NZEPC. Another performance work, ‘Reign of Contexti: A Libretto’ was shortlisted for the biennial Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovation Women Performance Writers, 2016. Kelly is a PhD Candidate at University of Newcastle, researching the emerging field of Performance Writing in Australia and New Zealand.

Kelly Malone Reviews Chris Price and Hera Lindsay Bird

‘Beside’, for starters, is a clever position for Price to situate her writing and the speakers in this collection. The ‘performance’ carried out by these multiple speakers occurs in varying densities of poetic language. Theatricality is created by a play between subversion of, and adherence to conventions; and between Price’s writing and carefully selected illustrations by Leo Bensemann (including the cover and frontispiece, ‘Mask’).

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