My first novel, MORE MIRACLE THAN BIRD – set during World War One in London, about the brilliant woman who becomes the wife of WB Yeats – will be published by Tin House in 2020.


Absolutely thrilled to have won the 2018 Landfall Essay Competition.

Delighted to have a poem up at Poetry Magazine.

The lovely Wallace Chapman interviewed me for Sunday Morning on Radio New Zealand.

The New Zealand edition of Nowhere Nearer comes out on the 9th of August. I'm bloody sad I can't be back there for it, but I will be back in the ol' homeland o'er summer.

I'm reading in Berlin with a clutch of writers at Hopscotch on the 3rd of August.

The London Magazine reviews Nowhere Nearer.

In April/May we had a series of lovely readings through England, with fellow Pavilioners Emily Hasler and Sarah Corbett (and special Pavilion guest Mona Arshi in London). Our last event was at the UK Embassy in Vienna with Deryn Rees-Jones. If I were better at all this I might have documented it all (but I'm not and didn't! Honestly, introversion has its benefits). Thank you so much (truly) to all who came along!

Nowhere Nearer is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.

The Pavilion poets are touring around the UK and Vienna soon.

Nowhere Nearer is out...


Poems from forthcoming book Nowhere Nearer appear online here and here.

An article about our recent reading in Berlin (in German).

Reading at the Leipzig Book Fair, HALLE, 26 March.

Reading at UNESCO World Poetry Day in Berlin, Stiftung Brandenburger Tor on 21 March.

Blaue Stunde is here! Poems in English with a German translation by Nicolai Kobus, and a letter exchange with the wonderful Pakistani novelist Bilal Tanweer. For pictures of the book, check the (otherwise malnourished) blog.


A new poem in Poetry London.

Very happily ensconced at the Akademie Schloss Solitude.

New poems coming soon in The Rialto, New Welsh Review, and Poetry Ireland Review.


In October, venturing to the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart.

I'll be reading at the Pacific Waves conference at the University of Sussex on Saturday the 7th of November.

I’ll be taking part in the Australian & New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts in London in the last week of May. There are two sessions on the Saturday at Kings College London, here and here.

My poems were shortlisted for the Sarah Broom poetry prize! Congratulations to Diana Bridge and Ashleigh Young!

I love this NZEPC feature.


Interview with Lynn Freeman on Radio New Zealand's Standing Room Only.

The Limits reviewed by David Hill on Radio New Zealand.

Helen Lehndorf reviews The Limits for Booksellers NZ, calling it '[a]n extraordinary book, a departure in style and tone from anything else like it in New Zealand poetry.’

Paula Green reviews The Limits.

Emma Neale reviews The Limits.

The Limits in Stride Magazine.

Grand to have a short piece in this new AUP venture.

Dylan Thomas Centenary, Auckland Central City Library, 23 October, 6pm.

Guest writer, Poetry Live, Auckland, 16 September.

Poetry Central, Auckland Central City Library, 22 August, 6pm.

Writing across genres, with the marvelous Tim Corballis, Massey University Wellington, August 20, midday.

LOUNGE, Old Government House lounge, Auckland, Wednesday 6 August, 5:30pm.

Very lucky to be a Visiting Writer at Massey University, and to participate in a panel with Tim Corballis and Ashleigh Young in June.

Delighted to be a Grimshaw Sargeson Fellow alongside Bianca Zander, with thanks to new sponsors Grimshaw & Co.

The Limits was launched as part of the NZ Festival in Wellington in March, by the wonderful Ingrid Horrocks...

... and the Shearsman edition was launched in London in April, with poets Gerrie Fellows and Pilar Fraile Amador.

Reading at the Michael King Centre for The Limits, and to welcome new autumn resident, Peter Wells.

My play, Three Sisters, has been shortlisted for the Adam NZ Play Award.

NZ Festival panel on March 11.

The Limits arrives! March 6 in Auckland, March 11 in Wellington, and April 15 in London. Details to come…

Safely ensconced in the gorgeous Michael King Writers’ Centre until early March.

Oxford Poetry are publishing a long, Austria-inspired poem in their centennial issue.

The UK magazine Mslexia just featured ‘As the Crow Flies The Sun Rips Day Open.’


My first book of poems - The Limits - is coming out from two terrific presses in March: Auckland University Press in NZ and Shearsman in the UK.

I have a summer fellowship at the Michael King Writers' Centre.

Poem and vid in the latest Better magazine.

A new piece about Vienna in The American Scholar.

More poems in Narrative Magazine.

My play Native Affairs was shortlisted for the Adam Play Award.

A new poem in Narrative Magazine.

Mischief from 2012

Auckland Theatre Company workshopped my play Native Affairs.

Antarctica New Zealand sent me to Antarctica. Some photos're here.

Radio New Zealand interview and diaries here.

Booknotes article on Antarctica and the imagination.

The lovely Rachel O'Neill asks about Antarctica.