Pleased to have my poem The Hierarchy appear in this stonking anthology, out now from Luncheon Sausage Books.
Very happy to be included in this Reykjavík City of Literature project. A real buzz.
I entered the Given Words competition again this year, and although not placed, the organizers are kind enough to publish the entries anyway.
A successful entry into this small but perfectly formed event organized by Iona Winter.
Originally posted on Tararua District Library (NZ) : Te Whare Pukapuka o Tararua:
School Day The clang of the bell, an antique gong ringing amongst standards and apps, casts doors open with clamour and rush. Mothers, and fathers, pat and hug, shy pride disguised in bluff greeting. Kids silly with giggles, others pensive, fill the fields…
New Zealand Books, Winter 2018
A new poem published in Takahe 92 and available online
The Plastific Ocean made it over the line for third prize in the Seaweek / World Oceans Day Poetry Competition 2018, organized by the National Aquarium in Napier.
Landfall’s position as New Zealand’s pre-eminent literary and art journal is being celebrated in a unique way by the Otago Arts Society.
Republished on the Spinoff: The Friday Poem: ‘The Hierarchy’ by Victor Billot
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,…
via Poetry Review: David Merrit’s Crisis & Duplication