Working Notes

  • Sometimes I see a copy of a book I own, and stare at it for a moment, both comforted and lost. I rarely take them out – it’s like meeting someone who is no longer in love with you. Slide one from the ...
  • This is what I am working on....

News

  • Intangential 2020Intangential at the Whangarei Fringe Festival
    This month I’m part of a show at the Whangarei Fringe Festival called Intangential, an eclectic fusion of musicians, including a youth orchestra; poets, and dancers. Among other things, I am ...
  • Love in the Age of Mechanical ReproductionRe-issue of Love in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
    Titus Books have released a new e-book edition of my first collection of poetry, Love in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction! First published in 2005, Love in the Age contains several long poems, ...

The Burnt Hotel

The Burnt Hotel(Titus Books, 2015)

“I remember the night he went sleepwalking
and a hotel burned down...


"The Burnt Hotel plays out like a dark melody. With what one poem calls ‘the violence of dedication’, the writing returns to particular words, lines and feelings like a ballad does to a refrain: loss, love, lemonade, a razorblade. Olivia Macassey’s poems will lead you down strange, new streets. They’ll follow you home."  — Hinemoana Baker.