News

2017

A piece of writing advice from me will be included in the 2018 Pilot: A Diary for Writers. Available from 25th September

My prose poems The Books of Clouds (from Wit of the Staircase) and Yard Duty will be published in forthcoming anthology Bonsai: The Big Book of Small Stories. Announced 3rd September

My poems ‘(sub)Liminal’ and ‘To the day’ will be published in the forthcoming Women Who Write Melbourne Anthology, A New Beginning.  

I read at the launch of The Melbourne Social Writers’ Group Anthology, The Ties that Bind (which I also helped edit), 22 July

Darebin Libraries featured me in an ‘in conversation with’ article, 11 April

I was part of Cementa 17 Arts Festival in Kandos NSW, reading poetry with Derek Motion and Tanya Thaweeskulchai, 9 April.

Lonesome When You Go spent a week on a rock and roll tour around some of NZ’s top children’s book blogs:

I performed poetry at Melbourne University as part of the Cultural Diversity Week program, 22 March.

In an exciting and unexpected plot twist, Lonesome When You Go was named a Storylines Notable Book 2017! 15 March (with an award ceremony in Auckland, 2nd April)

2016

My story ‘Home Base’ was Episode 11 of the 52 Men Podcast, 19 December.

I was invited to read as “opening act” for Graeme Simsion’s event, promoting his new book The Best of Adam Sharp, 7 December.

My review of two teen novels was published in The Spinoff, 17 August.

I was interviewed on Radio NZ about Lonesome When You Go, 15 August.

Lonesome When You Go was launched rock and roll style at Meow in Wellington, 10 July.

I was invited to be a member of the Academy of New Zealand Literature

2015

I attended and read at the New Zealand Poetry Society Conference at the National Library of New Zealand, 13-15 November

2014

I attended and was part of the final panel discussion at the Truth or Beauty: Poetry and Biography Conference at Victoria University, 26th – 28th November.

I had the great privilege of reading with Harry Ricketts  at the Nelson Arts Festival event at Woollaston Estates Vineyard, 27th October.

I was the guest poet at the NZPS Poet’s Corner monthly event at the Thistle Inn,  19th May.

I was the guest poet at Golden Bay Live Poets hosted by The Mussel Inn, Onekaka, 17th April.

Nelson Live Poets hosted me as the guest poet for April at The Freehouse, Nelson.

I was featured in The Nelson Mail, 16th April.

2013

My poem The First Farewell was published in Cordite Poetry Review.

Porirua poets invited me to read as guest poet at Poetry and Music at the Metro , 1st December.

I read with Mark Pirie and Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle at the Kiwi Art House Gallery in Wellington, 18th September.

My second collection Tear Water Tea was launched at both the Nelson Provincial Museum and Quilters Bookstore in Wellington, August 21st & 30th.

I was interviewed by Tim Jones about my second collection of poetry, Tear Water Tea.

2012

My poem At Midland Park was part of the Eat Your Words: Wellington Cafe Poems competition and publication.

I received funding from Creative New Zealand to complete my second collection of poetry.

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