Lisa Samuels

Lisa Samuels’s recent books are Wild Dialectics (poetry, Shearsman 2012) and Anti M (memoir, Chax 2013), and her experimental novel Tender Girl (Dusie Press) will be out in September 2015. She is based in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland, where she teaches writing and theory at the University of Auckland. For the first half of 2016 she’ll live back in the U.S., working on new books, essays, and sound art in Seattle.

The last to know

It seems contusion ceremonies grace the serious approach, yes I think so do that, they deep and deeper consider and there is – lull back – plunk and o touch scratch bird come to announce like turning a corner around …

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Worry rung (Wurrung)

The hour strikes and you strike back a feathery blankness pre-Socratic mean sets up a fervor specked with broken elements, waking to the heat and driving hither air and you particulate the more like license of a congregation giving itself …

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Lisa Samuels Reviews The Auckland University Press Anthology of New Zealand Literature

The dust jacket for this anthology was justifiably awarded for the subtle arrest of its front visual. The front features a photo-semblance of four prior anthology dust jackets torn back to reveal the newest cover, simple beige paper with blue and beige print used for the title and editor names. This cover also reveals something about the enterprise inside: this newest entry is a beige discretion suffused by its relations to anthology making of the past. The 1164 pages within bear the desire of this anthology to be another in a sequence of Last Words.

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