Lee Switzer: Poetry

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Lee Switzer, Tauranga-based creative has submitted the poems and accompanying images for ARTbop readers.

You may have read Lee’s short stories and seen his supporting photography in the ARTbop archives. For many years now, Lee has also been an archival photographer in and around Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty – the details of his contributions to the Tauranga Library Kete are below.

There are more poems to follow the two below; so perhaps we could say these are the first in a series of poems by Lee Switzer.

 

The Night Knight

Watch for the night

Watch out for the Knight

See light in dark

See saber in sheath

A torch for each

Keep within reach.

 

Here is the second poem from Lee….

 

 

Tiller

Your arm at night is

Like a soft handle

With warm assurance

Entwined by degree.

I moved my leg

Against your hip,

And you turned over

In sleep decree; gardening.

 

ARTbop photographer and poet Lee Switzer at work and in conversation at the recently concluded Paradox inside exhibition at the Tauranga Art Gallery

Lee Switzer: Lee is a regular contributor to ARTbop – photo essays, articles and poetry. Lee is multi-talented producing sought-after images of local artists and exhibitions. He has been an archival photographer around Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty for some years – the details of this body of work are below. You can find examples of Lee’s contributions in our ARTbop archives. You can also see Lee read his work in the YOU Tube spoken word project to support Doctors without Borders – Medecins sans frontiers DO NOT LEAVE ME HANGING BY A THREAD.

You can also find photos by Lee Switzer
at http://tauranga.kete.net.nz/en/tauranga_city_libraries_history/topics/show/2538-article-index-lee-switzer

 

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AND WHILE YOU’RE HERE – TAKE A LOOK AT THE ARTbopSHOW 

Shane Hollands at the Artery before the start of the conversation with Dhaivat Mehta

  where we’ve just published an interesting conversation. Dhaivat Mehta talks with spoken word and performance poets SIMONE KAHO  and SHANE HOLLANDS.   And look out for Simone’s book of New Zealand-Pacifica insightful poetry LUCKY PUNCH

Simone Kaho’s recently published book of poetry LUCKY PUNCH

SIMONE KAHO CAN ALSO BE SEEN ON YOU TUBE – DO NOT LEAVE ME HANGING BY A THREAD.  SIMONE READ AND WAS PHONE FILMED BY DHAIVAT MEHTA TO SUPPORT THE SPOKEN WORD PROJECT WHICH IS ENCOURAGING YOU TO DONATE TO MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES – DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT THIS PROJECT BY READING SOME OF YOUR ORIGINAL WORK PLEASE MAKE CONTACT THROUGH  info@artbop.co.nz

 

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