Notebook (page 3 of 3)

September, 2015

What I am reading: Roger Horrocks’ impressive work, Song of the Ghost in the Machine. It has his characteristic energy, focus and intellectual curiousity.

Look for me in: Fast Fibres 2: Poetry from Northland (available from Piet Nieuland).

Website 2

After ages of being closed, is finally up and running again! But this is a bit of a work in progress. Still to come: audio, photos, posters and old archives etc. If you find a broken link or anything weird (or if you have suggestions), please let me know here.

The old website

old website

What I am working on:

Alone in that city I felt its
beauty like a bruise

“To know that one does not write for the other, to know these things I am going to write will never cause me to be loved by the one I love (the other), to know that writing compensates for nothing, sublimates nothing, that it is precisely there where you are not – this is the beginning of writing.”

Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse
1978:100 (trans. Richard Howard, Penguin)


Welcome to the new website of Olivia Macassey, New Zealand poet. I know, I’ve made it exactly where the old website was!  If you came here looking for a specific thing from the old site and couldn’t find it, please email me.

If you’re an international visitor who came to this site looking for The Cunt Poem, here it is.

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