Thursday, October 18, 2018


Proud to have contributed a story about abortion to Divine Feminist: Womb with a View, Bridging the Spiritual + Political throughout HERSTORY - a collection of Women’s stories and art @wombwithaview Please support this project.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Shore thing

I'm selling my house! Click the link to have a neb at some pictures and share with anyone you know who might want a 3 bed, 2 bathroom home on Auckland's North Shore.

This is the house where I wrote Some Things the English and most of what I've published in the last decade. I'll be sad to leave, but I'm excited to start a new chapter.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018


 My dog Fin.

I am very grateful to editors Eileen Pun, Matt Howard, and Fiona Moore, for including a poem of mine in Magma's Climate Change Issue, no. 72.

Works up

I've had a wonderful time giving poetry/graphic poetry workshops to local primary school children over the last couple of weeks.

Preparing materials was fun. Happy, jealous, sad, philosophical, and jolly sorry were some of the feels I incorporated. And the kids all took part enthusiastically. Every single one of them created a brilliant poem.

Here are some of the results: 

 "I want to write a poem about when mountains are penguins."

 "I want to write a poem about when the beach is like a sleeping dog."

 "I want to write a poem about when snow is a white rabbit."

Seeing the pride on a child's face as they read a poem they have created is such a marvel, the only way to describe it would be to write or draw a poem, and maybe I'll do do that. In the meantime, I'll enjoy looking at this display put up by some of the children. Well done, kids!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Blue hour

It was a bit much, I thought, for Emily Brontë to steal all the thunder on my birthday -- something I would have associated with Charlotte -- but ne' mind, pre-orders are open now for The Blue Hour Press Anthology #4, in which I am very happy to have a poem that I wrote about my daily journey to Haworth, during my research trip last year: … Many thanks to Editors, Moriah, Susan, and Heather! Suck eggs, Emily.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Man who talks

I can't locate a post thanking The Lonely Crowd for including my story "Man Who Talks to Books" in their first issue, back in 2015. There's a preview of it here. Belated and sincere thanks to Editor John Lavin.