Sam Keenan

Sam Keenan

About Sam Keenan

Sam Keenan lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She was the winner of the 2014 Story Inc. prize for poetry. In 2015 she received an MA in creative writing with distinction from the International Institute of Modern Letters, and in 2016 she was awarded a mentorship by the New Zealand Society of Authors. Her work has previously been published in Landfall and the New Zealand Poetry Society's 2016 anthology.


The earth runs through you, brother. You are constellations of clover, the watercolour green in willow weed, the red inflorescence of sorrel. I listen to the wet soil as if your voice could find me through buttercups and their dark …

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