Issue 5 – Winter 2003 – Iain Britton

Iain Britton


Military Equation

The rule is simple
draw the outline first
put in the helmet

add the body shape
chest pelvis arms and legs
the sexual bits uniform.

The sum total 
should be equal to
a headless hill.



Iain Briton has been published widely in New Zealand. Other literary publications include Manifold, Links, Iota and Orbis (UK), Slope 16The Drunken BoatConspire (USA) and John Tranter’s, Jacket 22 (Aust). Poems are forthcoming in Tinfish (USA) and Carillon (UK) very soon. At present he is putting together his first collection. He is Director of Maori Studies at King’s School, Auckland, New Zealand.