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281 Karangahape Rd Auckland

Amy Brown

Neon Daze


Neon Daze is a verse journal of the first four months of motherhood. As these poems trace the dramatic reconfiguring of one’s world, they also upend genre and notions of linear time. Guided by radical honesty, grace, wit, and her distinctive command of language, Amy Brown’s third poetry collection searches restlessly for a way to map a self that is now ‘part large and old, part new and small’.

"This is poetry that communicates with an honesty and intelligence that feels astonishing. It’s about what happens when you’re “halved like any leggy assistant about to be sawn” and then leave hospital “with a whole new person”." —Maria Takolander, The Saturday Paper.