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.