Aotearoa writer, undercover librarian, dormant activist.
Quest for Love
I finally made it to Courtney Place to check out the It's love isn't it exhibition housed in the street light boxes and curated (and starring Sarah Jane Parton). It made me laugh and smile, and it was great to see text with images. I loved getting to see the piece I contributed in the midst of it all. Dirigibles are go.
Paekākāriki poets, 7pm, Sunday 14/9/14 St Peter's Hall, Paekākāriki
I realised a while back that three poets who live in Paekākāriki all had first books out in the last wee while so I proposed a gig in our local hall and the others were keen. I really like Therese and Rachel's work and we're chaired by another local poet Helen Heath.
Friday 22 August, 12-1pm
Unity Books, 57 Willis St, Wellington
Seven poets read in this free lunchtime event celebrating National Poetry Day 2014 in Wellington. Kate Camp, Marty Smith, Caoilinn Hughes, Helen Heath, Maria McMillan, Emily Dobson and Frances Samuels deliver moving, funny, brilliant poetry.
Tree, Horse, Human: three new poets
As part of the Victoria University's IIML Writers on Monday series, Therese Lloyd is chairing a session with Marty Smith, Rachel O'Neill and me, all of us with recent first collections. Monday 21st July, 12.15, The Marae, Te Papa, Wellington.
Poetry, science and Tree Space
Lynn Freeman interviewed me for the National Radio's Standing Room Only show.
On Tuesday night Tree Space was launched by the fabulous Kate Camp. The launch was attended by many of the people I love best. Here's my launch speech.
An interview with Maria McMillan
Tree Space is launched on Tuesday! In anticipation I'm interviewed on These Rough Notes the Victoria University Press blog.
Buy Tree Space
My first full length collection published by Victoria University Press, June 2014.
These poems take exquisite flight - The Poetry Shelf
Buy The Rope Walk
24 connected fictional family poems involving sea crossings, aerial performers and mountain cribs.
Seraph Press, 2013.
A dazzling work - Landfall Review Online