Rebecca Hawkes

Rebecca Hawkes grew up on a sheep and beef farm near Methven. She now lives in Wellington where she paints raw lamb racks strung with pearls, writes about queer rural idyll and beastly romantics, and co-edits Sweet Mammalian with Nikki-Lee Birdsey. Rebecca's first chapbook ‘Softcore Coldsores’ was published in AUP New Poets 5. Her debut poetry collection MEAT LOVERS is forthcoming from AUP in 2022... as is an anthology of poetry on climate change co-edited with Essa Ranapiri, Erik Kennedy, and Jordan Hamel. In 2020 she was the NZ Young Writers' Festival Writer in Residence and held a NZ Pacific Studios Ema Saiko Fellowship. Her work can be found in journals like Scum, Starling, and Stasis.

What Blooms Beneath a Blood-Red Sky: A Year in Aotearoa Poetry

Poetry is booming in Aotearoa, and nobody can quite say why. What’s stirring our blood in the plague years / this sixth mass extinction / our deteriorating climate of political and literal atmospheres?

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Hardcore Pastorals: Poems by Rebecca Hawkes

so much suckling frothy spittle and grunt

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