1. a video i gone and made feat. shitty footage from my phone ;)

    music by lontalius

    (Source: vimeo.com)

  2. This week I had 3 pieces of writing on The Adventure Handbook as part of their facebook series.

    1. London

    i’m always sad on planes where ever i am going. it’s something about being in the sky, and how lonely it is up there in the cumulonimbus. my friends have written letters, included photographs, for me to look at on the plane. it feels like a memorial. there’s so much land and water below, but it means nothing to me.

    crying beneath the complimentary blanket is the most restrained that i can be. the blanket is thin and grey and smells like dust but i like it. it is my own.

    i feel the luxury of being alone whenever i travel. i will wander around the airport, breathing air conditioning, the rain so thick i can’t see the landscape beyond the windows. so much of life is about these in between places.

    finally, sitting down in my aisle seat i watch all of the films with the sound off. a tear hits the collar of my shirt and it feels cute.

    2. Athens

    we’ve been fighting most of the time we’ve been here. i get mad at you for things that are outside of your control, because it is easy to do that. it is easy to do mean things sometimes and i’m sorry. it is too hot outside and it is your fault, somehow. i cry at the acropolis with dust from the ruins in my lungs. i lose you in a crowd. i take photos because i feel like i should.

    the acropolis museum is dull and full of old men smoking e-cigarettes. everything is white and it hurts my eyes. i wait in line for the bathroom for fifteen minutes. afterwards, we walk around the city trying to find a bookshop but when we get there it’s closed. you begin to feel anxious. i start talking in a funny voice because it makes you laugh. i’m trying.

    when it’s cooler we drink all the beers and stumble outside, and [i forget]. that night we fall asleep with the air conditioning on, and when we wake up our bodies are covered in goosebumps. we go outside again and get lost. we wear shorts. we’re in love. it is okay.

    3. NYC

    when i woke up in new york city, blood had soaked through my jeans and onto the seat. i had taken two sleeping pills at the beginning of the flight so i didn’t notice. walking through customs i covered up the blood stain with my tote bag, not ashamed just self-aware. i took a taxi to your apartment, and felt too much of something and not enough of something else. in your laundry room i scrubbed the blood out.

    to begin with you want to search for whatever comfort you can find, in all of those unfamiliar spaces. you have to trick yourself. when it snowed one morning we ran outside like children, i had never felt snowfall before. later that day we walked across the brooklyn bridge as the sun was setting. the sky was pale pink/orange and we were just dumb humans shivering beneath it. 

    in the night times i kissed too many people that i shouldn’t have, and i’m not sure what it meant. i didn’t care. i was making a habit of recklessness. i read poetry to people in a crowded apartment, the americans eating up the words i breathed at them. on new year’s eve there was a rooftop, and we all hugged each other in the dark. in a room with too many people in it, my hand awkwardly clutching a 40 oz, i gave myself over to the city. 

    eating falafel on a curb by central park, clinging to each other for warmth on a train platform, high in a bathroom stall. these memories are like recollecting scenes from a dream, imagined sensations. the best times were when i was alone, walking by myself around brooklyn, although i couldn’t begin to process whatever was going on. it was so cold and i felt purposeful. i didn’t know who i was in new york. i don’t really know who i am anywhere.

  3. lk-shaw:

    obsessed with stacey teague’s new book ‘takahē’

  4. girls with my book <3

    if you live in uk/europe or aus/nz and you want a copy plz let me know!!!


    otherwise if you live in us/canada you can just get it here

    hiiii it’s raining so much here in nz

  5. words by chris kraus, photo by me

  6. mat in cafes - photos by me

    (the old) foyle’s cafe, soho, london

    mel’s cafe, earlsfield, london

    the bicycle shop, norwich

  7. takahe thank u’s

    susie, for being my #1 babe and confidante, and for helping me edit at least half of these poems while i was writing them, mat for being cool bf, sam for designing the layout for free when you were busy as hell, willis for telling me not to quit writing when i wanted to, lucy for being my hypewoman, spencer for soliciting me to put together this manuscript in the first place, even though that didn’t work out, sara for making me feel like this book mattered when i thought it didn’t anymore, jeremy for publishing me and working really hard i appreciate it a lot, guillaume for your feedback and support, and laura, crispin, ashleigh, joe, angela, dan, stephen & nat for being my pals. also i forgot to mention kelly schirmann who did the cover, looks so good thank you!!

  9. saramountain:

    her by Stacey Teague

  10. when i was in melbourne i had a launch for my book at susie’s house

    there was art displayed and readings from myself, Dan Hogan, Holly Childs, Susie Anderson, Bianca Martin, Anna Crews and Zoe Dzunko

    all photos by the lovely Alan Weedon

    copies of my book are available from the scrambler website, small press distribution, amazon (soon) and from me personally via email (staceteague@gmail.com)

    you can also review it on goodreads

    ok that is enough things now

  11. just missing my hell crew no big


  12. if you live in the u.s. or canada you can buy my book from the scrambler website, they are shipping now http://thescrambler.com/books-takahe.html

    if you are in europe, australia or nz, email me (staceteague@gmail.com) and i can arrange to send you a copy with cheaper postage


  13. susie saying things :’)

  14. my poetry book, takahe, is available now for pre-order


    cover is by kelly schirmann

  15. itsa me

    london, july 2014

    taken by LMT