Manus Island

I would say we are in a museum wing, / or some kind of movie-fantasy chalet, waiting / for a villain to arrive on the ski field.

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Poems from Filipino idioms

5 poems from Filipino idioms—”How could I know what was coming? / A relief to look up and recognise nothing.”

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Under Glass – Greg Kan

From the outset, the cryptic explanation at the front of the book has me thinking in problem-solving, puzzles, codes. What links to what? What isn’t what it seems? What does it seem?

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iainbritton@thebays.co.nz

others who emerge // every day // wearing different clothes // who want to reshape / the horizon the steep cliffs / who live in houses which slide // now & then into the sea

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A History of Extinctions

It was only then that they realised that the floor of the museum was covered with a layer of ash, in which their footsteps left deep but silent traces.

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Mitochondrial Eve

Each poem is exquisitely layered as things are held at arm’s length, obstacles loom, the real world intrudes bright and harmonic, words are lithe on the line.

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Issue 10 / Spring 2019

essa may ranapiri, Elizabeth Welsh, Erik Kennedy (US/NZ), Aimee-Jane Anderson-O’Connor, Joan Fleming, Travis Tate (US), Jackson Nieuwland, Eliana Gray, Rachel O’Neill, Toyah Webb, Sarah Jane Barnett

BACK Before You Know

Murray’s fluctuating rhythm and rhymes are like shifting river currents, his poem a river poem carrying the debris of story, hand-me-down anecdote.

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National Poetry Day 2018

A chilled evening in August seemed as good a time as any to raise the dead, and thus we catapulted the special “exquisite corpse” Issue 9 of Minarets into the world on National Poetry Day 2018.

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