Mitochondrial Eve

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Poems by Kirsten Warner
Published August 2018
Edition of 100
ISBN 978-0-9941123-4-7

She’s off the leash: dismantled, backwards, off-shore. Egyptian Goddess stalking the town! These impacted poems are both dynamically sonic and acutely narrative, sparkling with the bright surrealism of the everyday. May your heart leave your body like channel surfing, up a salt river you have to go days to find. May you look up from the good dark soil running through your fingers like melting ice caps and say: “Outside the sky there is sun.”

Review by Paula Green on the NZ Poetry Shelf
Review by Gayle Brownlee for the New Zealand Poetry Society

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Kirsten Warner is an Auckland poet, writer, journalist and musician. After a lifetime of writing this is her first book of poetry. Her work has been published in numerous New Zealand literary journals and anthologies, won prizes and been broadcast on National Radio. She won the Landfall essay prize in 2008. Her first novel is The Sound of Breaking Glass (Mākaro Press, 2018).