Working Notes

  • I talk about you in the first person
    This is what I am working on:...
  • The problem, and the reason I say I am not sure of what to make of the fact, is that the terms are lacking to describe it; nothing is less adequate than the terms I have made up to this point, with ...

News

  • Brief issue 56brief journal – issue 56
    After a long wait brief issue 56 came out recently, much to everyone’s excitement!  I know I am biased (having edited it) but there really is a lot of wonderful writing in this issue, as well ...
  • Fast fibres 4Fast Fibres Poetry 5: more events
    Fast Fibres is selling fast now: contact Piet Nieuwland for your copy! Just like last year, there will be an open mic at the King’s Theatre up in Kawakawa, and a Poetry Popup at the Whangarei ...

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.