Tuesday Poem: ‘Addis Ababa’ from WORK

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This excerpt is from ‘Addis Ababa,’ which is one of six long poems in my forthcoming collection, WORK. The poem is about a man who is trying to rebuild his life after his wife dies in the final skirmish of the Ethiopian Civil War. It first appeared in Sport 43, and on RNZ reviewer Harry Ricketts called it the standout poem of the issue.’ I actually made one of those excited half-squeals, the embarrassing kind you can’t keep in. Anyway, another excerpt from WORK was on Up Country last week (along with a little piece I wrote about Canadian moose being released in Fiordland in the early 1900s).

WORK will be released on Thursday 22 October. EXCITING launch details to come!

4 thoughts on “Tuesday Poem: ‘Addis Ababa’ from WORK

  1. It’s a very powerful poem, Sarah–I can understand why Harry Ricketts was struck by it. I shall look forward to WORK & reading MOAR! And ‘watch this space’ for the launch deets.

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