Poetry

I regularly read my poetry aloud, but I've also been published in a few magazines and things.

Here's some tasters of what I've written:

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Image by Jen Hughes

Inspired by a modern art piece in Wellington that I didn't understand.

Published in Idle Ink

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Image by Jen Hughes

Part 1 of a pair of love centos, based on poems by Maya Angelou.

 

Archived from Adjacent Pineapple

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I Write Because

Image by Robyn Watt

A small part of a collaborative performance with Sonnet Youth.

Check out the video here

Gold Fish

Image by Wix

A poem about a guy I met through the dating site Plenty of Fish. He was nice, but we just weren't compatible. Sea life puns ahoy!

Published in Quail's Bell

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Image by Sophie McNicol

For my mother, who's been a great support to me throughout my life.

Published in Idle Ink

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Image by George Avill

A prose poem about overcoming the heartbreak from a brief affair.

 

Originally published Inventives Magazine, now on Medium.com

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Image by Kevin Main

A poem about, as the title suggests, Black Friday. 

Published in Minus Paper

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Image by Jen Hughes

Part 2 of a pair of love centos, based on poems by Maya Angelou.

 

Archived from Adjacent Pineapple

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Image by Sophie McNicol

Braces are the worst, am I right?

 

Archived from Oletangy Review.

Crater

Image by Unsplash

A short poem about the Mars rovers from Keep On Spinning.

Published in Headstuff Magazine

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Image by Dazz Draws

Burns' Tae a Mouse, but it's told from the mouse's point of view

Published in Ogilvie Review

Vintage Trinkets

Image by Wix

A poem about the true value of our possessions

 

Published in Ariel Chart

Heart Cookies

Image from Wix

A love poem I wrote about for my boyfriend.

Published by Quail's Bell

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Image by Sophie McNicol

A fraught yet defensive love poem.
CW gory imagery


Published in Minus Paper

Black and White Earth

Image by Wix

A poem about climate change from Keep On Spinning. Mother Earth can't tolerate our destructive ways much longer.

Published in FWS Arbroath anthology

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Image by Nina Soto

A poem of ten lines about me.

Archived from Seakay's Guide

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Image by Jen Hughes

A love poem about going steady

Published on Medium.com

Toys

Image by Wix

I used to work with some amazing kids so I wrote a poem dedicated to them

Published in Bonnie's Crew Issue 6 (p46)