Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Stuff news

Stuff News wrote a great article about Three Words: the anthology of Aotearoa New Zealand women's comics and cartoons I'm co-editing along with Indira Neville and Sarah Laing.

Doctors without boredom

I'm happy to have poetry included in Poems for a Liminal Age, an anthology published by SPM Publications in support of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), edited by Mandy Pannett, and available to buy here.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Transtasman issue

I have a piece of graphic poetry in the current Transtasman Issue of Cordite Poetry Review, an adaptation of Anita Heiss' social comment/poem "I don't hate you, but...". Sincere thanks to Anita for granting me permission and to Cordite Editor Kent MacCarter for inviting me to participate in this special issue.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Read ear

I'll be reading "The Ear of Dionysus" at Auckland City Library this evening as part of the National Flash Fiction Day celebrations, from 6pm. Many thanks to Eileen Merriman for organising the event.

Monday, June 8, 2015


Many thanks to Wellington writer Tim Jones for generously reviewing Cooked Up; Food Fiction from around the World.

Tim is an acclaimed writer of short fiction, as well as poetry, so I am thrilled he enjoyed the stories in Cooked Up and especially honoured he included my "Food Bank" among his favourites from the collection along with Krys Lee's "Fat", Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's "Mrs Dutta Writes A Letter", and Elaine Chiew's "Run of the Molars".


 Overland Issue 219, cover designed by Christchurch artist Marian Maguire

My sincere thanks to poetry editor Robert Sullivan for including my poem "Exhumed at Earth's End" in Overland issue 219.

Thanks, too, to overall editor Jacinda Woodhead and guest editor Giovanni Tiso.

It's reassuring to see an interest in political non-fiction in Aotearoa and I hope the journal continues to thrive here as well as in Australia.

You can listen to a podcast of the launch here, and there are photographs here.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Cooking good

The wonderful Mel Ulm has posted a great review of Cooked Up; Food Fiction from around the World, over at The Reading Life, including my story "Food Bank".

"The close of the story is poignant and powerful, we can feel the woman trying to maintain her pride in front of her son." - Mel Ulm.