Mariscats and iguanas

December 17, 2009

How to Hug and Other Poems (Mariscat), Susie Maguire‘s first poetry collection, was launched in the library last night. Delights included wine and mince pies, and these charming fellows above: papery iguana representatives of the pamphlet’s front cover, refashioned by Susie with the lovely Hamish Whyte and Diana Hendry in mind. And how does one hug? According to the eponymous poem:

Squeeze, gently, until your lungs wheeze,
till knees knock, press in until the world
slows in its dizzying spin and hold.

And hold.

3 Responses to “Mariscats and iguanas”

  1. nicewhitemice Says:

    lovely igunanas!

  2. nicewhitemice Says:

    very clever…wonder if she makes mice, too?


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