How are we to survive our own lives? Therese Lloyd looks around her with eyes wide open. Her poems create a lyrical pathway to sustain us along with other animals, as fiercely and as fondly as Ariadne's thread. ‘We construct our worlds in this way,’ she says. And there, among so much that can be underestimated or unnoticed, she puts her finger on an alternative strength and beauty in things.
Other Animals is the powerful and provocative first book from one of New Zealand’s most exciting new poets — Bernadette Hall
Therese Lloyd's poems have appeared in a number of print and online publications including Sport, Landfall, Hue & Cry, the AUP series New New Zealand Poets in Performance, Jacket2 and Turbine. In 2007 she was awarded the Schaeffer Fellowship to spend a year attending the acclaimed Iowa Writer's Workshop.