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AuthorNiamh Hollis-Locke

Author Archive: Niamh Hollis-Locke

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March 26, 2018

CW: Mentions of suicide and gun violence. There has been another mass shooting in the U.S. Need I name it, date it? Perhaps not. By the time this is published, no doubt there will have been more, but this will unfortunately remain just as relevant. When I see the notification pop up, my stomach drops. […]

February 26, 2018

It’s that time of year again! All the students are back in town, the bars are heaving, the streets are crowded, and the lines for the counter at Vic books seem to stretch for miles. Ah, O-week. When cheap alcohol flows freely – like the rain through the hole in the roof that your landlord […]

September 25, 2017

CW: Suicide/self harm mentions   I was struck by the article penned by Rose McIlhone discussing the suicide of her cousin (Issue 20), and the way our government ignores mental health. As a fellow ex-Christchurchian, the mention of the impact of the earthquakes, and the guilty release of escaping to another city, spoke volumes to […]

August 7, 2017

Here in sunset city The streetlamps flicker on In sickly saffron grid-lines, marching Out across the plains, While headlamps pulse Down darkening streets In liquid floods of light. In sunset city, Cicadas clatter like Loose screws In empty lots, where Weeds, persistent as grief, Push between the cracks In memory.