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.