Licorice Poetry by Charmaine Thomson

This short collection of contemporary poems explores a range of themes including music composition, the New Zealand landscape, the freedoms of childhood, motorcycle rides, social justice, architecture, intimacy, school holidays, travel and coffee. The poems explore how identity and culture are expressed in brief forms. If you like your poetry ristretto, Licorice will suit you. More
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About Charmaine Thomson

Charmaine Thomson lives in Wellington, New Zealand. Charmaine has studied performance music, education and creative writing in the past. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University.

She has been published in New Zealand and United States publications including the 4th Floor Literary Journal, The New Zealand Poetry Society journal, a fine line, The Blackmail Press, The Shot Glass Journal, the Fib Review, Sport and Turbine.

She is interested in exploring the connections between composition and modern languages.


This is a sample poem, Solo, from the official book launch of Licorice in Wellington, New Zealand, June 2012.


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