Veronica Lake

Veronica Lake is a teacher of Literature in a high school and has been one for too long to remember. She is the creator and editor of the student poetry journal Primo Lux, now in its eighth year of production. In 2010 she was awarded a Churchill Fellow to investigate the connection made between young people and Shakespeare, made by major theatre companies. She likes words and the way they reverberate through time and culture.

Boab Tree

(Adansonia gregori)     Squat I be, swollen, grotesque. rotund, not yet circular. From deep beneath draw I my knowledge. Warmun be my country, my dreaming … A thousand years have I been raising branch to sky, my frail witch …

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