Jane Simpson is a poet, historian, tutor and editor, based in Christchurch. Her first full-length collection, A world without maps, was published in 2016 by Interactive Publications (Brisbane). She has recently completed work on a second collection.
‘Feminine construct’ draws on: feminist theology, history as a subversive activity, and living in a state of eternal rebuild in post-quake Christchurch.
Its workings mysterious tracings,
of nuns in action with
steel-capped boots, needle
and thread. Their prayers
string underwires, take in the slack,
stretching round the copious
breast of God.