A poem from Heather Bauchop’s new collection – Remembering a Place I’ve Never Been




On the fallen stone

the lead lettering of ‘died’

stands proud


the rest of the story

has dropped out

leaving only the peg holes of memory.



©Heather Bauchop

from Remembering a Place I’ve Never been: the past in three voices (Cold Hub Press, 2018)




Heather Bauchop was born in San Francisco to Scottish parents who migrated to New Zealand in 1972. She is a public historian living in Dunedin. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in a number of journals. She won Takahe‘s 2016 short story competition.


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