Iain Britton



Transience

the breeders of night’s royalty are out | stepping the pavements | talking to cars | to the Antarctic night | people don’t complain | don’t soil their mitts on hills stretched tight | i’m described as a seizure in …

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Scorched Implements

1 here the wind pushes / rests snatches at birds’ feathers / sniffs out body heat the thermal readings of a day’s exertion home-centred i drop to the ground stain my belly green and crush wormcasts toasted by the sun …

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Post-Caffeine

We don’t speak of ourselves with the same coloured eyes any more, or with a honeyed sweetness on the tongue. We taste our bodies with the caress of a hand, a surreptitious foray into the dark of fingers touching fingers. …

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Trafficking

Iain Britton was born and educated in Palmerston North, New Zealand, with long spells living in the UK, returning to a rural lifestyle in a small Maori community on the East Coast of the North Island. His poetry is published internationally in such magazines as Jacket, Slope, Magma, Orbis, The Reader, Harvard Review, The Argotist, Rattapallax, Sentinel Poetry, The Wolf Magazine. He has read several times in London during a winter's visit in 2002/2003 and is now Director of Maori Studies at a large independent boys' school in Auckland.

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At the site of the future I light a fire …

Iain Britton was born and educated in Palmerston North, New Zealand, with long spells living in the UK, returning to a rural lifestyle in a small Maori community on the East Coast of the North Island. His poetry is published internationally in such magazines as Jacket, Slope, Magma, Orbis, The Reader, Harvard Review, The Argotist, Rattapallax, Sentinel Poetry, The Wolf Magazine. He has read several times in London during a winter's visit in 2002/2003 and is now Director of Maori Studies at a large independent boys' school in Auckland.

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