Joan Fleming lives and writes in Golden Bay, New Zealand. A clutch of prose-poems entitled Two Dreams in which Things Are Taken has just [yesterday] been launched as part of the DUETS chapbook series, which pairs one New Zealand and one American poet. Joan is paired with Emily Toder from Northampton Massachusetts whose collection is called I Hear a Boat.
You can read more of Joan's work online at Best New Zealand Poems 2008, Turbine and Snorkel.
Published on Tuesday Poem with permission from the author.
Joan says of the prose poem: “I like prose poems. They’re small and deceptive, like something between a dense vignette and an image with side dishes. The ones I’ve been writing are like little fictions — a bit surreal, mostly human, and totally driven by language.”
This week's editor is Mariana Isara a
writer currently working on her first collection of poems ‘Delusions of Grandeur’. Christchurch
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