REQUIEM FOR A FRUIT
Second book of poems, released December 2021
Published by We Are Babies Press.
One Human in Height, Hue & Cry Press, 2013
‘…The balance between the matter-of-fact tone, the surreal situation and the yearning for human contact is stunning … O’Neill’s tongue sings, her eye is objective, her heart compassionate.’ - NZ Listener
‘I think this a magnificent piece of writing…’ Gregory O’Brien, Saturday Morning, Radio NZ
‘Unarmed is the perfect word to sum up the sensation generated by reading Rachel O’Neill’s clever, thought-provoking first book.’ - Siobhan Harvey, Beattie’s Book Blog
‘This is a glorious debut. These poems show the way you can hold any occasion, object, person or place in your mind and, like a prism, watch it shimmer and shine with little stories that hook tufts of truth and fabrication, self and knowing, illusions and strange kinks, and everyday bric-a-brac. I am in love with this book.’ - Paula Green
OTHER PUBLISHED WORKS
Out Here: An Anthology of Takatāpui and LGBTQIA+ Writers from Aotearoa (AUP, 2021), The Best Small Fictions 2021 (Sonder Press), Sweet Mammalian 7, Stasis Journal, Best New Zealand Poems 2019, Landfall 238, Sport 47, Food Court and Salty zine, Minarets X, Wild Honey: Reading New Zealand Women’s Poetry ( MUP), Landfall 237, Bonsai: Best small stories from Aotearoa New Zealand (CUP), Sport 46 & 45, Minarets 7 & 6, Mimicry 4 & 3, Capital Magazine, Cordite Poetry Review, Sweet Mammalian, Best New Zealand Poems 2011 & 2013, Pānui Poetry Posters series, Hue & Cry 8, 7, 6, Brief 46, Takahe 72, JAAM 28, Turbine, Paper Radio, blackmail press.
REVIEWS, CREATIVE NON-FICTION AND CRITICAL WRITING
Art New Zealand, The Pantograph Punch, Radio NZ, Metro, Booksellers NZ, ArtZone, Kava Club, Canary Annual, 2nd Enjoy Journal, Crease Magazine, Booknotes magazine, and publications by Enjoy Public Art Gallery, The Physics Room, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Blue Oyster gallery