Lynley Edmeades

CREATURELY: In Praise of New Poetry from Aotearoa

We are living in uncanny, uncertain, and uneven times. It is difficult not to feel undone by it all.

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The Kangaroos

Sometimes it’s a decade before the world finally hits. For instance: the simple life caught up with you by accident. Outside, the heads of kangaroos are put in a bucket and mashed up like potatoes. There is always infrastructure, or …

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Review Short: Lynley Edmeades’s As the Verb Tenses

As the Verb Tenses is a rare debut collection of poems that dazzles and delights with a profane, childlike wisdom. Acts of movement and play energise an accomplished performance held together by rare precision and a gentle power.

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You looked over just as I was looking up. The trees were swaggering amongst the clouds. Your hand was upon my knee and then not. I pushed as you fought against your own urgency: Great surges of flesh and then …

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