My eyes ache
for foreign horizons,
for cold sunlight,
in an alphabet
I cannot read,
of twisted streets
where I can get lost again.
From: McGregor Poetry Festival 2014 Anthology
First published in 2015 by African Sun Press
in association with The McGregor Poetry Festival Committee
Kerry Hammerton lives in Cape Town, South Africa. Her poetry has been published in various South African and UK literary journals and anthologies. In her debut poetry collection These are the lies I told you, (Modjaji 2010) Kerry was described as ‘an anatomist of romantic love’ and ‘amusing, refreshing and extraordinarily entertaining’. The Weather Report (2014), her second collection, has been called ‘playful, absurd, yearning, elegiac, dark and wicked’. Kerry is currently doing an MA in Creative Writing at Rhodes University.
Sources of previously published poems:
Kerry Hammerton: I am falling; County Kerry; and Maps from The Weather Report, 2014.