Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Tuesday Poem

This week's Tuesday Poem is written by Michael McKimm from Northern Ireland and selected by Hinemoana Baker - newly returned to NZ from a residency in Iowa. Hinemoana says of the poem - a love poem centred around the image of a fish: The first lines of this poem caught me - the visual and taste image of the mountain of salt, then the texture of the fish takes me to a completely different, white-on-white place. I imagine the flesh of the fish not so much flaking as melting, like the butter.

The poems from the Tuesday Poem line-up of poets are from as far afield as NZ, Iceland and the United States. So from cod, to fantails, to an ash tree, to owls - and all in language designed to melt in the mouth, or catch in the throat.... And this week, Booksellers NZ joins with its own choice of Tuesday Poem.
Visit Tuesday Poem at http://www.tuesdaypoem.blogspot.co.nz/ and see what everyone's talking about.

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