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Miss Dust- Poems by Johanna Aitchison
Miss Dust - by Johanna Aitchison
Meet Miss Dust - Mother, child, teacher, cheater, lover, liver, dreamer, enthusiastic coffee drinker and star of this new collection by much admired poet Johanna Aitchison.
This playful and twisty two-part harmony begins with the miss dust sequence, and concludes with more wide ranging poems with the same mixture of the bleak and funny and aitchison's trademark inventive and frequently surreal use of language. Miss Dust is an exciting development in the work of an original poetic voice.
Johanna Aitchison originally trained as a lawyer but, on a whim quit her job to become a writer. She has an MA in creative writing from Victoria university, and was the massey university writer in residence in 2012. Her debut chapbook 'Oh My God I'm Flying' (Pemmican Press) was published in 1999, and her 2007 collection 'Long Girl Age' (VUP) was shortlisted for best book in poetry in 2008. She lives in Palmerston North with her son Lennox.