News

2017

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.

2016

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

2015

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 – check out the other poets.

2014

The Limits in Stride Magazine

Grand to have a short piece in this new AUP venture

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 for NZ Poetry Shelf

Emma Neale reviews The Limits alongside other NZ poetry collections

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

The Limits reviewed by David Hill on National Radio, where it is called 'a collection which shows a very lucid and a very thoughtful mind, as well as a technical craftsperson too.’

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

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

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 second 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’

2013

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 first 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. My 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