20 Oct 2019

Lynley Edmeades' "found" poems

From Standing Room Only, 2:37 pm on 20 October 2019

There's a playfulness to the way that Dunedin poet and essayist Lynley Edmeades writes that both celebrates and undermines language. She has a PhD in avant-garde poetics and has just published her second poetry collection Listening In. Many of the poems are based on found materia - quotes from symposia or speeches, for example - that she then manipulates. Before talking with Lynn Freeman about Listening In, Lynley reads "Islands of Stone" from the new collection. Listening In by Lynley Edmeades is an Otago University Press publication.