Tony Beyer

Tony Beyer was born in Auckland in 1948 and, after a period living in New Plymouth, he has returned to Auckland.  His most recent books are the tanka collection Isthmus and Dream Boat: Selected PoemsEmail Tony.


riverbank
lined with hats
whitebait season


south road
crosses on a fence
where a family ended


nobody home
the evangelists
talk to the dog


first love
the secret her face
tells everyone


late walk
beach and moon
the same curve


all the notes
in the skylark’s song
sky blue


sandflies
tiny bits
of Buddha


summer ice
the shopkeeper
bangs his scoop


magnolia shade
cicadas
in both ears


livestock auction
no one bids
for the sparrows


Publication notes

riverbank: paper wasp 7 (Australia) 2001.

south road: ibid.

nobody home: Famous Reporter 26 (Australia) 2002.

first love: Kokako 2 (NZ) 2004.

late walk: paper wasp 10, 2004.

all the notes: Bottle Rockets 11 (US) 2004.

sandflies: Kokako 8, 2008.

summer ice, The Heron’s Nest X.3 (US) 2008.

magnolia shade: unpublished.

livestock auction: Kokako 11, 2009.

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