On writing and not writing about bread.
'It feels like there is an inner circle of walking that I can no longer break into, some pleasure I have become too stupid to feel. Maybe it’s the internet’s fault.'
"This will be my lockdown anthem, to remind me that a feeling of endlessness and shapelessness doesn’t have to be ominous – maybe it can be joyful, and anarchic, and great."
Every day this week the Spinoff Review of Books is publishing a new poem in the build-up to the Phantom Billstickers national poetry day on Friday. Today: a new poem by Ashleigh Young
Ashleigh Young resolves the burning issue facing all New Zealanders: the correct way to spell our beloved national particle. Hint: it's not "aye".
Ashleigh Young files a report on her residency at the Surrey Hotel in Grey Lynn as one of the winners of the 2016 The Surrey Hotel Steve Braunias Memorial Writers Residency in Association with The Spinoff Award.
All week this week 10 readers choose their favourite books of the year. Come in, number six: Ashleigh Young.