shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Jenny Clay, a New Zealander, has written poetry ever since she can remember. A year spent on a Whitireia writing course in 1999 helped her poetry into a more public arena. In 2005 she launched her first poetry book 'Take a Leap' at Auckland's Poetry Live. She has been published in Takahe, Live Lines, New Zealand Poetry Society anthologies, in Poetry NZ 47, and a children's book Poetry Pudding, and on the ezines Southern Ocean Review and Blackmail Press. In 2012 Jenny was the runner-up in the Kathleen Grattan prize for a sequence of poems, and in 2013 she was winner of the Kevin Ireland poetry competition.

Jenny Clay


After Dali

Time like
soft cheese
slides off the wall