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Lynn Davidson

Lynn Davidson

About Lynn Davidson

Lynn Davidson writes fiction, essays and poetry, most recently Common Land, a collection of poetry and essays. Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies including Sport, Australian Poetry Journal, PN Review, Best of Best New Zealand Poems and Another English: Anglophone Poems from Around the World. In 2013 she had a writing fellowship at Hawthorden Castle in Scotland. She teaches creative writing and recently completed a PhD in Creative Writing through Massey University, Wellington.

What the Repetitions of Poetry Might Help Us Remember about Home, Belonging and the Self

It’s mid January in Edinburgh. Patches of yesterday’s snow make florescent patterns on the future flowerbeds of the new old folks home across the road. It’s a home specifically for people with dementia. From the living room I can see that all of the rooms are, as yet, empty, but at night the lights are on and the lit stairwell and empty rooms have a waiting quality about them. The place actually looks quite nice.

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The Underground Loop

The train is down. We are waiting at its heaving side for the fresh train to come. The train that will come. We grow transparent with the rain we brought down on us. Out of darkness and into the Southern …

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