Introducing Skeletal Mosaic – A poetry zine by me. Beautiful cover and design by the ever-talented Jem Yoshioka. I am very proud of this little thing, which took several months to create. You can buy one, if you like.
Skeletal Mosaic was mostly written during my time in Wellington last year. It is a collection of poems about all the topics you usually get from me – illness, identity, politics.
Title poem: Mosaic
“Chronic pain occurs when the nerve has learned
the wrong signal. It remains long after
the wound has healed.”
ankylosing – abnormal immobility of joints caused by fusion
spondylitis – inflammation of the backbone
my ribs, my chest
clavicle, my cranium
my mandible, my capitulum
scapula, my sacrum
my ischium, my sternum
my intercondylar eminence
of joining, of joints
I invite you
come sit in my bones.
You can order a copy from here.