New Zealander Courtney Sina Meredith is a bisexual poet, playwright, fiction writer and musician whose writing interrogates contemporary urban life against her r Samoan, Mangaian and Irish descent. This poem, *as a woman,woman is an original penned especially for DIVA. Enjoy!
*as a woman is it okay to like petals? *a woman in front of gold petals *look, her eyes are shut *sometimes I think ‘this one looks better this version right here’
*inflamed in leather *saying sorry for no particular reason *sorry, I avoided conflict and took up many causes some of them women most of them men
a sea monster whose wounds matched my own *a woman covered in gold
Courtney will be appearing on the 21st Century Women panel at this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival. Visit nzatedinburgh.com for more information.