Since June is a poised and confident first book of poems. Language slips and miscommunications lead to suddenly unnerving perceptions and leave the reader both moved and a little unbalanced.
Louise Wallace can start a poem in the real world, then take it off to somewhere else entirely. Shes not afraid of odd and she has this great weird syntax which can really disrupt a poem and change all thats gone before. These are marvellous poems.
Louise Wallace grew up in Gisborne and now lives in Wellington. She completed an MA in Creative Writing at the International Institute of modern Letters in 2008, and won the Biggs Prize for Poetry. Her poems have been published in journals including Meanjin, Sport, Turbine and Snorkel.