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Kate Camp (audio)
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Ingrid Horrocks
Chris House
Anna Jackson
Tim Jones
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Rick Moody
Naomi O’Connor
Esther Quin
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Louise Wrightson
Letter From Iowa

Esther Quin

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Old Testament Northland

Try to forget the wishing sea,
the salt and gorse bushes.
Weather is a tabernacle
borne by tired farmers.

They live from house-fire to
house-fire. Last week, what you
thought was sunset was
just heat open to heaven.

Islands wait each day
for a parting of waters
the exodus of seabirds,
an end to servitude.

This landscape is the great
false God only painters
believe in, their passionate scrutiny
poured into fallen colour.

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