Wes Lee

Wes Lee lives in Wellington, New Zealand. Her chapbook Cowboy Genes was published by Grist Books at the University of Huddersfield and launched at the Huddersfield Literature Festival in March 2014. She was the 2010 recipient of The BNZ Katherine Mansfield Literary Award. Most recently she was selected as a finalist in the Troubadour Poetry Prize in London; shortlisted for The Cork Literary Review Poetry Manuscript Prize in Ireland, and The London Magazine’s Short Story Competition 2014. Her poetry has recently appeared in Poetry London, Magma, Riptide, Westerly, The Stony Thursday Book, Going Down Swinging, Landfall, Dazzled: The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s Poetry Prize Anthology and Meniscus.

Everyone I Know

The first night I moved in my flatmate appeared in the hall covered in blood of his own making. He had scored his forehead with a butter knife which he was still holding. I locked myself in and watched his …

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