Liz Breslin

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In bed with the feminists, published by Dead Bird Books, is my second poem collection. This is the blurb –
“In these poems, Liz Breslin traces her own truths through Siri, Cixous, supermarkets, spin cycles, pillow gaps facing away from the door and kissing with tongues at the traffic lights. Excavating feminism, mothering and queerness, she writhes into unexamined spaces, using form to play her way. She writes for the ear, for the page, for the body and mind. These are poems you’ll want to get in and out of bed with. “

My first poem collection, Alzheimer’s and a spoon, is published by Otago University Press and was listed as one of the NZ Listener‘s 100 Best Books of 2017. The reviewer at takahē called it “a fine collection.” Corpus.nz said “the poems loop and tangle, puzzle, riddle and tease. They put old things in new ways; the work is fresh and polished, with an often startling clarity.” And my neighbour Chris had this to say:

You can read some of my poems online at:

Stasis Journal – recaptcha / all i ask is

Best New Zealand Poems 2017 – The Lifestyle Creed

The spinoff – no one in my poem is on p, when life gives you spoons and #stainlesssteelkudos

My fortnightly column can be read here, and some more of my articles are:

Cystic Fibrosis and Five Feet Apart

Diary of a concussion / There is nothing wrong with this lady’s head (it’s official) / Who is telling the story here?

Small talk – short short stories in Cosmopolitan