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


Suzanne Herschell lives in the harbour side community of Eastbourne across from Wellington in New Zealand. A former teacher of accelerate students and mother of four, Suzanne is a poet and an award winning artist represented in NZ and overseas. She is also a curator at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts, and a selector and judge of national exhibitions and this year is curator of NZ's 2018 Parkin Drawing Prize. Her poems have been published in Meniscus (Australia), NZ Poetry Society - A Fine Line, Blackmail Press, Shot Glass Journal, Fib Review (USA), The Ghazal Page, Plate in the Mirror 2016 Anthology, Eastbourne Anthology (Makaro Press) and National Poetry Day selections.

Suzanne Herschell

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Weight of Words

there are sanitising words
that strip away humanity like

collateral damage
anticipated but expendable

just the cost of conflict

means to an end
the jargon lives on

they were there those words in
Vietnam    Iraq    Bastion Point

and the fallout here
relationship flicked

weapons of war