Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Cooked Up is the brainchild of writer and editor Elaine Chiew who managed to get Ben Okri to contribute fiction alongside Nikesh Shukla and yours truly. I'm still getting my head around that.

Overland were brill enough to publish my poem from their Transtasman issue on their website, but don't let that stop you from subscribing to this radical journal. 

I'm incredibly proud to have been invited to work on Sexual Textual Tennis, a graphic interpretation of an essay by Carolyn Gage, a playwright I admire immensely.  

This book is a wonderful fundraiser for Médecins Sans Frontières, edited by Mandy Pannett.

I have historical fiction in The Stinging Fly, "The Lawrence Tree".

Contains comics from NZ creators plus my graphic poetry and a very abridged version of my essay on comics and colonialism that first appeared in Three Words.

 In From 2014 - 2016 I worked on two books that I was lucky enough to represent at the Taipei International Book Exhibition in 2016, Island to Island and Three Words.

Three Words contains comics by New Zealand's most relevant creators, plus essays, including my essay on comics and colonialism, published and available to buy via Beatnik.

Island to Island is available to buy through Unity Books and Wheelers.

I subscribed to The Rialto for years and had such a fan moment when they published my poetry.

I have fiction in issue One and issue Seven.

New Zealand's oldest literary journal now contains my most recent poetry from a sequence about Charlotte Bronte and her friend Mary Taylor, whose biography CNZ are supporting me to write with an Arts Grant. Other poetry from this sequence is forthcoming from English: Journal of the English Association | Oxford Academic.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Wack's lyrical

My lyrical poetry submission made the shortlist of 25 in the Mslexia Pamphlet Competition - many thanks to judge Amy Wack of Seren Press, and editorial director of Mslexia Debbie Taylor.


English: Journal of the English Association | Oxford Academic are publishing two of my poems, 'Access to the Collection' and 'Brooklyn Bridge'*, Volume 66, Issue 255, thanks to Poetry Editor Dr Tony Williams.

*These poems, along with the one appearing in Landfall 234 were written as part of my research for my CNZ funded graphic biography of Mary Taylor, Charlotte Bronte's best friend.


Landfall are publishing my poetry in issue 234 - many thanks to Editor Dave Eggleton.