Once in a blue moon

I was very happy to get placed 2nd in the 2017 Dunedin Chinese Garden Moon Festival poetry competition.

I wrote a mutant villanelle on the theme of ‘Once in a Blue Moon.’

They produced some nice posters of the winning entries.

once in a blue moon

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Dunedin hosting four days of creative collisions / combinations / confabulations

I’m looking forward to the Creative Cities Southern Hui on from 28 November – 2 December. Every day features some fantastic events and even better it’s free to attend (registration required.)

Also I get to introduce the featured guests for Creative Connections on Thursday 30 November.

hui

Ambient Terror on Landfall Review Online

An insightful and generous review of Ambient Terror by Piet Nieuwland, alongside reviews of the great Peter Olds and Auckland poet Shane Hollands. Nice to be in such company.

“[A] rolling, blustering word-river of nanobytes, phrase chunks, alliterations and acrobatic satirical loops, held together by number-eight wire rhyme – great fun . . . 
My favourite poems in this collection have a distinctive urgency and rhythm and frequently use strong rhyme that drives them along. It is easy to imagine Billot on stage, performing them with energy and enthusiasm, whether it’s ‘Ghost beat’, ‘FVEY’ or ‘The oversharing economy’. The more time I spend with them, the more they infiltrate . . .”