Lava Lamp Poems

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African Books Collective, 2011 - Poetry - 55 pages
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Colleen Higgs launched Modjaji Books, the first publishing house for southern African women writers, in 2007. Her first collection of poetry, Halfborn Woman, was published in 2004. She lives in Cape Town with her partner and her daughter.
 

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The most striking thing about LAVA LAMP POEMS is the sense of intimacy. Higgs writes of experiences that are hers and hers alone: her father marinating fish the day he died, her young daughter’s ... Read full review

Contents

Flying off the handle
9
Swingball
11
The other side
12
My grandfather and other ancestors
14
1986
16
The comfort of parquet
17
Excuses
18
My Yeoville
19
Make her breathe keep her safe
37
Sleep deprivation
38
Marriage
39
Swings and roundabouts
40
Blaming Lulu
41
She should be sleeping in her own bed
42
An ode to Perry
43
Who are you?
44

From a balcony
20
Unfinished things a lament
21
the poet and the woodcutter
24
Cheap thrills
26
Other women
27
Thoughts I started having about the Wimpy after I saw my exlover there with his longlostafteralltheseyears American girlfriend
28
On wanting a washing machine
29
Stroke
30
Fish
31
Missing horses
32
When someone dies
33
Wolf soup
45
When granny died
46
Everything in our house
47
Notes from a new country
49
Jeppestown 1994
51
Forest Town 2005
52
The Mount Nelson Hotel 2006
53
Robben Island 2006
54
Centurion 2007
55
Back Cover
59
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