Some poems from the Ockham NZ poetry finalists: Sue Wootton’s ‘Wild’

Originally posted on NZ Poetry Shelf:
? Wild   Measure my wild. Down to my last leaf, my furled, my desiccated. This deciduousness, this bloom. Calculate my xylem levels. My spore count, fungal, scarlet in a bluebell glade. Whoosh, where the foliage closes on a great cat. Test me: how many tigers in my jungle,…

A launch: Compound Press presents Minarets Issue 8

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? Compound Press presents Minarets Issue 8  Autumn 2018 Edited by Erena Shingade Illustrations by Harry Moritz Launch at 7pm, Saturday 28 April at the Compound Press headquarters, 5c 55-57 High Street. ? Minarets Issue 8 presents the freshest new writing from a mix of emerging and established New Zealand…