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Jeanne Bernhardt

 Capital of the minimal  


Jeanne Bernhardt was the recipient of the 1997 Louis Johnson New Writer's Bursary. Published widely in Australasia throughout the 1980s, her early work featured on the cassette release NZ Poem. A long-time resident of Dunedin, she is currently in New Mexico where she is working on new books of fiction and poetry. In Vorare Lacuna she owns:

I kneel on the ground
my face has winter woven
with no space between
save a prayer space
where I can tell stories.

My breath is braille.



  • Dereliction (Yello, 1996)
  • Vorare Lacuna (self-published, 1996)
  • baby is this wonderland? (HeadworX, 1999)
  • the snow poems/your self of lost ground (HeadworX, 2002)




Jeanne Bernhardt 2004

Last updated 13 July, 2004