Paula Harris

Genghis Khan caused the death of 10% of the world’s population, leading to forest regeneration and increased carbon absorption; I struggle to get out of bed in the morning but still recycle and in summer try to water my garden with grey water from the washing machine

Head over to http://www.glass-poetry.com/journal/2019/september/harris-ghengis.html to read this poem!

First published in Glass Poetry (2019)

Paula Harris

About Paula

Paula Harris lives in New Zealand, where she writes and sleeps a lot, because that's what depression makes you do. She won the 2018 Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize and the 2017 Lilian Ida Smith Award.

Her poetry has been published in various journals, including Berfrois, Queen Mob's Teahouse, Barren, SWWIM, Glass, The Spinoff, Poetry New Zealand Yearbook and Landfall. Her essays have been published in The Spinoff and Headlands: New Stories of Anxiety (Victoria University Press).

She is extremely fond of dark chocolate, shoes and hoarding fabric.