Poems

My first collection of poems, Alzheimer’s and a spoon, was published by Otago University Press in July 2017.  You can read reviews at corpus.nz, NZ Poetry Shelf and Booksellersnz.

I’ve got a not-very-polite poem about Timaru on The Spinoff.

My poem walk a mile / stepping out, was awarded third place in the 2016 Charles Causley Trust International Poetry Competition.

You can also find my poems in Landfall, Takahe, Bravado, Blackmail Press, the Otago Daily Times and the Kiwi Diary as well as other places in New Zealand, overseas and online. And there’s a selection here. Follow the links below.

Packing it

The Thaumatrope

You’re a bloody legend

Anne Kennedy had a feminist in the eighties eaten by a lion. I hereby liberate her.

There are more of my poems and lots of my workshop ideas in the Poem Detectives books I wrote for  Essential Resources.

What else? You can check out some video footage of me and my poems at the 2014 NZ National Poetry Slam here, here and here, thanks to Poetry in Motion Wellington, who hosted and recorded the show.

Out of the groove has appeared in Takahe and On Magazine and can be read here.

My poems about Aitutaki appeared in Blackmail PressI also guest-edited Blackmail Press 30 with my long-time collaborator Laura Williamson.