Body, Remember has been launched by Eyewear Publishing in London as part of the Lorgnette Series.

 

Body, Remember takes its title from a poem by the Greek poet C.P. Cavafy, who, in sensuous imagery, illuminates the persistence and power of the body-memory of desire. Conversely, in this pamphlet, Lee addresses the body’s capacity to hide, to deceive, and draw a veil of silence, to create a blank space within when faced with trauma.

In Body, Remember, Wes Lee catalogues a ‘domino of broken things’ with deft poignancy and dark humour. She draws our attention to the fact, that even as we read and breathe, our bodies are in a state of breaking.’ – Michael Stewart

‘Wes Lee's beautiful, sobering collection gives a skeleton upon which to hang the intangible. It speaks to transience, to trauma, to the inevitability of time passing.’ – S. J. Bradley

‘Amazing poems... very powerful.’ – Rosanna Hildyard

 

Body, Remember is available in bookstores in the UK, and can be ordered online from the Poetry Book Society, Amazon, Fishpond, and direct from Eyewear Publishing in London.

 

fourW, twenty-eight, (ed. David Gilbey), November 2017, Booranga Writers Centre, Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Australia ISBN 978-0-9942020-2-4

After the Cyclone: The NZPS Poetry Anthology, (ed. Gail Ingram), The New Zealand Poetry Society, November 2017, Wellington ISBN 9780473300784

Offset Journal, Issue 17, (eds. Ian Syson, Lina Bujupi, Pauline Sawyer et al.,), November 2017, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia ISSN 1445-9418

The Fenland Reed, Issue 5, (eds. Jonathan Totman & Mary Livingstone), November 2017, East Anglia, United Kingdom ISSN 2396-7595

Meniscus, Vol 5, Issue 2, (eds. Jen Webb & Gail Pittaway), Australasian Association of Writing Programs, October 2017, Canberra, Australia ISSN 2202-8862

Irises: The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize Anthology 2017, (eds. Monica Carroll and Paul Munden), International Poetry Institute, The University of Canberra, September 2017, Canberra, Australia ISBN 9781740884655

Takahē Magazine, Issue 90, The Takahē Collective Trust, August 2017, Christchurch, New Zealand

Fresh Ink: A Collection of Voices in Aotearoa, Cloud Ink Press, August 2017, Auckland, New Zealand ISBN 9780473400583

New Writing Scotland, Issue 35, (eds. Diana Hendry & Susie Maguire), Association for Scottish Literary Studies, The University of Glasgow, August 2017, Glasgow, Scotland ISBN 9781906841300

Strix, Issue 1, (eds. Ian Harker & Andrew Lambeth), July 2017, Leeds, UK 

Meniscus, Vol 5, Issue 1, (eds. Paul Hetherington & Alice Beecham), Australasian Association of Writing Programs, June 2017, Canberra, Australia ISSN 2202-8862

Demos Journal: Issue 6: Futures, (eds. Emma Cupitt, Aditi Razdan, Mia Sandgren, Odette Shenfield), Australian National University, May 2017, Canberra, Australia

Landfall 233: The 70th Anniversary Issue, (ed. David Eggleton), Otago University Press, May 2017, Otago, New Zealand ISBN 978187758437

Voices from the Cave, (eds. Ron Carey and Dominic Taylor),  Revival Press, Limerick Writers' Centre, May 2017, North Munster, Ireland

Blackmail Press, Issue 42, (ed. Doug Poole), Blackmail Press, March 2017, Auckland, New Zealand ISSN 1176-4791

I, You, He, She, It: Experiments in Viewpoint, (ed. Simon Crump), Grist Books, University of Huddersfield Press, March 2017, UK ISBN 9781862181427

Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2017, (ed. Jack Ross), Massey University Press, March 2017, Auckland, New Zealand ISBN 978-0-9941363-5-0

 

Zoomorphic, Issue 7, (eds. Susan Richardson and James Roberts), Zoomorphic Journal, December 2016, Brighton, UK 

Driftfish: A Zoomorphic Anthology of Oceanic Life, (eds. Susan Richardson and James Roberts), Zoomorphic Journal, December 2016, Brighton, UK ISBN 978-0-9956436-0-4

RABBIT, 19: The Prose Poetry Issue (eds. Cassandra Atherton & Paul Hetherington), RABBIT Poetry Journal, RMIT, November 2016, Melbourne, Australia ISSN 2200-9868

Penguin Days: The NZPS Poetry Anthology, (ed. Laurice Gilbert), The New Zealand Poetry Society, November 2016, Wellington ISBN 9780473300784

Ten Years On, (ed. Dave Lewis), The International Welsh Poetry Competition 2012-2016, (November 2016), Pontypridd, Wales, UK ISBN 9781326839727

The Frogmore Papers, Issue 88, (eds. Jeremy Page, Clare Best, Rachel Playforth and Peter Stewart), Frogmore Press, September 2016, East Sussex, UK ISSN 0956-0106

Skylight 47, Issue 7, (eds. Bernie Crawford, Nicki Griffin, Marie Cadden and Ruth Quinlan), Skylight 47, September 2016, Galway, Ireland

Atlas Journal, Issue 01, (ed. Helen Ker), September 2016, Auckland, New Zealand ISSN 2463-6676

Shibboleth & other stories, (ed. Laurie Steed), Margaret River Press, August 2016, Perth, Australia ISBN 9780994316783

Demos Journal: Issue 4: Boundaries, (eds. Odette Shenfield, Jemimah Cooper et al.), Australian National University, July 2016, Canberra, Australia

The Poet’s Quest for God: 21st Century Poems of Faith, Doubt, and Wonder, (eds. Fr. Oliver Brennan and Todd Swift, with Kelly Davio and Cate Myddleton-Evans), Eyewear Publishing, July 2016, London, United Kingdom ISBN 978-1908998255

 

The Elbow Room Broadsheet, (eds. Rosie Sherwood & Zelda Chappel), As Yet Untitled, June 2016, United Kingdom

Shot Glass Journal, Issue 19, (ed. Mary-Jane Grandinetti), Muse-Pie Press, June 2016, USA

Remembering Oluwale, (ed. S.J. Bradley), Valley Press, May 2016, Yorkshire, United Kingdom ISBN 9781908853714

Shooting Gallery, Wes Lee, Steele Roberts, May 2016, Wellington, New Zealand ISBN 978-0-947493-23-3 

Meniscus, Vol 4, Issue 1: Beyond the Divide, (ed. Dallas John Baker), Australasian Association of Writing Programs, May 2016, Canberra, Australia ISSN 2202-8862

Poetry & Place Anthology, (eds. Ashley Capes & Brooke Linford), Close-Up Books, April 2016, Victoria, Australia ISBN 9780994528926

Landfall 231: Aotearoa New Zealand Arts & Letters, (ed. David Eggleton), Otago University Press, May 2016, Otago, New Zealand ISBN 978187758437

NOON: Journal of the Short Poem, Issue 11, (ed. Philip Rowland), NOON Press, April 2016, Tokyo, Japan ISSN 2188-2967

The Best New British and Irish Poets 2016, (eds. Kelly Davio & Todd Swift), Eyewear Publishing, March 2016, London, United Kingdom. ISBN: 9781908998552

Panning for Poems, Issue 5 (eds. Geraldine O’Kane & Colin Dardis), Pen Points Press, Poetry NI, March 2016, Belfast, Northern Ireland

JAAM, Issue 33: Small Departures, (guest eds. Kiri Piahana-Wong and Rosetta Allan), JAAM Collective, December 2015, Wellington, New Zealand ISSN 1173-633X

The Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition 2015, Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre, Oxford Brookes University, December 2015, Oxford, United Kingdom 

Blackmail Press, Issue 41, (guest ed. Michalia Arathimos), Blackmail Press, December 2015, Auckland, New Zealand ISSN 1176-4791

The Troubadour Poetry Prize, December 2015, The Troubadour, Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London, UK http://www.coffeehousepoetry.org/poems/troubadour-poetry-prize-2015

Scattered Feathers: The NZPS Poetry Anthology, (ed. Laurice Gilbert), The New Zealand Poetry Society, November 2015, Wellington ISBN 9780473300784

Cordite 51.1: Umami, (ed. Luke Davies), Cordite Poetry Review, October 2015, Australia ISSN 1328-2107

The London Magazine Poetry Prize, October 1, 2015, London, UK

The Poet of the Year Anthology, Friends of the Canterbury Festival & The University of Kent, October 2015, United Kingdom

Underneath: The University of Canberra Vice Chancellor’s Poetry Prize Anthology, (eds. Owen Bullock & Niloofar Fanaiyan), International Poetry Institute, The University of Canberra, September 2015, Canberra, Australia ISBN 9781740883993

We Society Poetry Anthology, (ed. Dr. Jack Ross), Printable Reality, August 2015, Te Henga Studios, Auckland ISBN 9780473321970

Verandah, Issue 30, Deakin University, August 2015, Melbourne, Australia ISSN 1448-4900

Westerly, 60:1, (eds. Lucy Dougan & Paul Clifford), The University of Western Australia, July 2015, Perth, Australia ISBN 9780987318046

NOON: Journal of the Short Poem, Issue 9, (ed. Philip Rowland), NOON Press, June 2015, Tokyo, Japan ISSN 2188-2967

Meniscus, Vol 3, Issue 1, (eds. Paul Munden, Jen Webb, Elizabeth Colbert), Australasian Association of Writing Programs, April 2015, Canberra, Australia ISSN 2202-8862

The Troubadour Poetry Prize, December 2014, The Troubadour, Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London, UK http://www.coffeehousepoetry.org/poems/troubadour-poetry-prize-2014

Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2015, Aesthetica Magazine Ltd, December 2014, York, United Kingdom ISSN 2048-8777

HISSAC Winners Anthology: The Last Ten Years, (ed. Clio Gray), Highlands and Islands Short Story Association, December 2014, Balintore, Scotland ISBN 9781505809022

Poetry d’Amour 2015, (ed. Nandi Chinna), WA Poets, November 2014, Inglewood, Western Australia ISBN 9780987363336

Sweet As – Contemporary Short Stories by New Zealanders, (eds. Wendy Moore & Blair Polly), Sweet As Short Story Project, October 2014, Wellington, New Zealand ISBN 9780473293482

Take Back Our Sky: The NZPS Anthology, (ed. Nola Borell), The New Zealand Poetry Society, November 2014, Wellington, New Zealand ISBN 9780473300784

Blackmail Press, Issue 37, (ed. Doug Poole), Blackmail Press, October 2014, Auckland, New Zealand ISSN 1176-4791

Dazzled: The University of Canberra Vice Chancellor’s Poetry Prize Anthology, (ed. Owen Bullock), International Poetry Studies Institute, Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, The University of Canberra, September 2014, Canberra, Australia ISBN 9781740883993

Hildegard – Visions & Inspiration, (ed. Gabriel Griffin), Wyvern Works, September 2014, Italy

Landfall 227: Vital Signs, (ed. David Eggleton), Otago University Press, May 2014, Otago, New Zealand ISBN 9781877578465

Westerly, 59: 1, (eds. Delys Bird & Tony Hughes-d’Aeth), The University of Western Australia, June 2014, Perth, Australia ISBN 9780987318046

The Trouble With Flying, (eds. Richard Rossiter & Susan Midalia), Margaret River Press, May 2014, Perth, Australia ISBN 9780987561527

The Sleepers Almanac, No. 9, (eds. Zoe Dattner & Louise Swinn), Sleepers Publishing, April 2014, Melbourne, Australia ISBN 9780987507006

Cowboy Genes, Wes Lee, Grist Books, University of Huddersfield Press, March 2014, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom ISBN 9780956309938

Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2014, Aesthetica Magazine Ltd., December 2013, York, United Kingdom ISSN 2048-8777

The Troubadour Poetry Prize, December 2013, The Troubadour, Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London, United Kingdom http://www.coffeehousepoetry.org/poems/troubadour-poetry-prize-2013

4th Floor: 20th Anniversary Edition, (ed. Hinemoana Baker), Whitireia Polytechnic, November 2013, Wellington, New Zealand http://4thfloorjournal.co.nz

Given An Ordinary Stone: The NZPS Anthology, (ed. Owen Bullock), The New Zealand Poetry Society, November 2013, Wellington, New Zealand ISBN 9780473262334

JAAM, 31, (eds. Claire Needam & Harvey Molloy), JAAM Collective, November 2013, Wellington, New Zealand ISSN 1173-633X

100 Tanka by 100 Poets of Australia & New Zealand, (eds. Amelia Fielden, Beverley George & Patricia Prime), Ginninderra Press, October 2013, Canberra, Australia ISBN 9781740278317

Verandah, Issue 28, Deakin University, September 2013, Melbourne, Australia ISSN 1448-4900

Hue & Cry, Issue No. 7: Deep, (guest ed. Ashleigh Young), July 2013, Wellington, New Zealand ISSN 1178-2374

Landfall 225, (ed. David Eggleton), Otago University Press, June 2013, Otago, New Zealand ISBN 978187758437

Riptide Anthology, Issue 9, (eds. Ginny Bailey & Sally Flint), Riptide, February 2013, Exeter, United Kingdom ISBN 9780957551206

Magma, Issue 55: The Soul & The Machine, (eds. Tim Kindberg & Karen McCarthy Woolf), Magma Poetry, United Kingdom ISSN 1352-9269

Mirehouse Poetry Prize 2013, Words by the Water Festival, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, United Kingdom http://www.mirehouse.com/indexphpoption=com_content&task=view&id=22&itemid=35

Poets Corner, March 2013, University of Western Australia, The Cultural Precinct, Perth, Australia http://www.trove.arts.uwa.edu.au/poets-corner

Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2013, Aesthetica Magazine Ltd, December 2012, York, United Kingdom ISSN 2048-8777

Journeys Through Fire: The Lancelot Andrewes Awards, (Introduction by Carol Ann Duffy), November 2012, Southward Cathedral, London, United Kingdom

New Writing Dundee, 7, (eds. Kirsty Gunn & Zoe Venditozzi), Dundee University Press, October 2012, Dundee, Scotland ISBN 9781845861797

Poetry London, Autumn 2012, London, United Kingdom http://poetrylondon.co.uk/2012-competition-commended-poems/

Bestiaro, (ed. Gabriel Griffin), Wyvern Works, September 2012, Isola San Guilio, Italy

Landfall 223, (ed. David Eggleton), Otago University Press, June 2012, Otago, New Zealand ISBN 9781877578437

Cafe Writers Poetry Prize, February 2012, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2012, Aesthetica Magazine Ltd., December 2011, York, United Kingdom ISSN 2048-8777

The Sleepers Almanac, No. 7, (eds. Zoe Dattner & Louise Swinn), Sleepers Publishing, December 2011, Melbourne, Australia ISBN 9781742702995

Landfall 222, (ed. David Eggleton), Otago University Press, November 2011, Otago, New Zealand ISBN 9781877578410

The Troubadour Poetry Prize, November 2011, The Troubadour, Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London, United Kingdom http://www.coffeehousepoetry.org/poems

Lightship Anthology 1, (ed. Simon Kerr), Alma Books, November 2011, United Kingdom ISBN 9781846881992

Outside the Asylum: Best New Fiction 2012, (ed. Michael Stewart), University of Huddersfield, November 2011, United Kingdom ISBN 9780956309914

The Stony Thursday Book: A Collection of Contemporary Poetry, No. 10, (ed. Mary Coll), Arts Council of Ireland, Autumn 2011, Limerick International Poetry Festival, Limerick, Ireland ISSN 1649-153X

JAAM 29, (ed. Anne Kennedy), JAAM Collective, October 2011, Wellington, New Zealand ISSN 1173-633X

The Royal Society of New Zealand Manhire Prize 2011, (in association with the New Zealand Listener & The Institute of Modern Letters), October 2011, Wellington, New Zealand

Essex Poetry Festival 11th Open Poetry Prize, October 2011, Essex, United Kingdom http://www.essex-poetry-festival.co.uk/comp2nd.html

Going Down Swinging, Issue 32, (eds. Geoff Lemon & Jessica Friedmann), September 2011, Melbourne, Australia ISBN 9780980405361

New Zealand Listener, Summer Reading, Jan 8-14, Vol. 227, No. 3687, New Zealand Magazines, APN Specialist Publications NZ Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand

The BNZ Katherine Manfield Literary Award, November 2010, BNZ, Wellington, New Zealand http://www.bnz.co.nz/about-us/sponsorships/bnz-literary-awards

Page Seventeen, Vol. 8, November 2010, Melbourne, Australia

Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards, (story excerpt), Sunday Star-Times, October 10, 2010, Auckland, New Zealand

Landfall 217, (ed. Paula Morris), Otago University Press, April 2009, Otago, New Zealand ISBN 9781877372964

New Writing Dundee, (contributing ed. Kirsty Gunn), Dundee University Press, March 2009, Dundee, Scotland ISBN 9781845860783

JAAM 27, (ed. Ingrid Horrocks), JAAM Collective, September 2009, Wellington, New Zealand ISSN 1173-633X

Bravado, 17, November 2009, New Plymouth, New Zealand ISSN 9771176339003

The Dan Davin Literary Awards, The Southland Times, September 8, 2008, Invercargill, New Zealand

Short Fiction, 2, University of Plymouth Press, November 2008, Plymouth, United Kingdom ISBN 9781841021942

Harlem River Blues & Other Stories, (forward by Carlo Gebler & David Mitchell), Fish Publishing, June 2008, Darrus, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland ISBN 978095428672

Flosca Anthology, (intro. David Means), Flosca Teo, May 2008, Galway City, Ireland ISSN 2009-0951

The Collection, The New Writer Prose & Poetry Prize, The New Writer Magazine, July 2007, Cranbrook, Kent, United Kingdom

Willesden Herald: New Short Stories 1, Pretend Genius Press, April 2007, London, United Kingdom ISBN 9780977852628

The Warwick Review, December 2007, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom

The Warwick Review, March 2007, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom

Cadenza, 16, February 2007, United Kingdom

Mo(nu)ment, The Blue Print Review, Blue Print Press, August 2006, Germany

Cadenza, 15, May 2006, United Kingdom

The Ugly Tree, Issue 13, Oct-Nov 2006, Flapjack Press, Manchester, United Kingdom ISSN-8349

The Ugly Tree, Issue 12, Jun-Sept 2006, Flapjack Press, Manchester, United Kingdom ISSN-8349

Opium Magazine, March 2006, New York, USA

 

 

 

‘Confluence’ appears in ‘Journeys through Fire’. An anthology of the winning and shortlisted poems from the Lancelot Andrewes Awards 2012, judged by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

‘Sunflowers’, a powerful poem, capturing the true horror of the protests in the Long Kesh incarcerations. A merciless, no-holds-barred poem with a final image almost out of a Francis Bacon painting.’ – Christopher North

‘Sunflowers’ appears in ‘Bestiario’ edited by Gabriel Griffin. ‘Bestiario’ is an anthology of winning and selected poems from the Poetry on the Lake XII International Poetry Competition 2012. Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke will launch ‘Bestiario’ at the Poetry on the Lake festival (September 27 – 30) on Isola San Giulio, the antique island on Lake Orta, northern Italy. ‘Bestiario’ can be purchased at ilmiobro.it