Working Notes

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  • from Self Portrait (after Francis Bacon): movingly associative snail an intestinal grey smudging my face and telling you my incomprehensible symptoms...

News

  • Olivia Macassey Great Plate 2020Great Plate, 2020
    The Quarry Arts Centre is running its yearly fundraiser again! My plate, ‘Will the Sea Remember Us?‘ is hand-glazed ceramic with an original, previously unpublished poem applied using ...
  • Summer, 2020
    Look for me in: Rabbit issue 29 – lineages. Rabbit, a journal of nonfiction poetry is gorgeous as always, and I’m really happy to have a poem in here. The issue theme is lineages (in ...

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.