Lynley Edmeades

Lynley Edmeades is a poet, scholar and reviewer from Dunedin, New Zealand. Her first collection of poetry, As the Verb Tenses (Otago University Press), was published in 2016 and she is currently working on her second. She has a PhD in avant-garde poetics, and is currently the Ursula Bethell Writer in Residence at the University of Canterbury.

The Kangaroos

Sometimes it’s a decade before the world finally hits. For instance: the simple life caught up with you by accident. Outside, the heads of kangaroos are put in a bucket and mashed up like potatoes. There is always infrastructure, or …

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You looked over just as I was looking up. The trees were swaggering amongst the clouds. Your hand was upon my knee and then not. I pushed as you fought against your own urgency: Great surges of flesh and then …

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