I Kind of Thought the Alpacas Were a Metaphor Until We Got There

Author(s): Kim Fulton

NZ Poetry

The poems in this collection delve into themes of loss, memory, and the passing of time, with touches of humour, irony, and self-awareness.

The pieces take place in bars, churches, classrooms, student flats, and city streets. These poems are remarks on the unremarkable, observations on the spectacularly mundane events which make up a life, such as coming across a box of Led Zeppelin cassettes on a paper round or driving across country to an alpaca show.




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Kim Fulton is a poet and fiction writer from Auckland, New Zealand. Her writing has appeared literary journals in New Zealand and overseas including Landfall, Mimicry, Poetry New Zealand, Scattered Feathers, The Unnecessary Invention of Punctuation, Hue and Cry, JAAM, takahe, The Pangolin Review, Nga Kupu Waikato: An anthology of Waikato poetry, and Stasis Journal. She has a Master's degree in Creative Writing from Massey University. Her thesis looked at how contemporary elegiac poets use indirect approaches to loss, such as humour and irony, to avoid sentimentality. She explores these approaches in her own work.

General Fields

  • : 9780473530532
  • : Kim Fulton
  • : July 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kim Fulton
  • : en
  • : 84