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.

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

tiny bits
of Buddha

summer ice
the shopkeeper
bangs his scoop

magnolia shade
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magnolia shade: unpublished.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.