Some poems from the Ockham NZ poetry finalists: Sue Wootton’s ‘Wild’

Originally posted on NZ Poetry Shelf:
? Wild   Measure my wild. Down to my last leaf, my furled, my desiccated. This deciduousness, this bloom. Calculate my xylem levels. My spore count, fungal, scarlet in a bluebell glade. Whoosh, where the foliage closes on a great cat. Test me: how many tigers in my jungle,…

A launch: Compound Press presents Minarets Issue 8

Originally posted on NZ Poetry Shelf:
? Compound Press presents Minarets Issue 8  Autumn 2018 Edited by Erena Shingade Illustrations by Harry Moritz Launch at 7pm, Saturday 28 April at the Compound Press headquarters, 5c 55-57 High Street. ? Minarets Issue 8 presents the freshest new writing from a mix of emerging and established New Zealand…

Ambient Terror reviewed in New Zealand Poetry Yearbook 2018

The writer Laura Solomon has written a very generous review of Ambient Terror for the just released Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2018. Published by Massey University Press and edited by Jack Ross, the revamped magazine also features a wide range of work from New Zealand poets including a substantial feature on the work of AlastairContinue reading “Ambient Terror reviewed in New Zealand Poetry Yearbook 2018”

Ambient Terror  – a forthcoming review from Takahē

Takahē magazine and Shelley Chappell have kindly given permission for this review by Shelley to appear in advance of publication in the forthcoming issue 92 of Takahē. Victor Billot is a Dunedin writer of poetry and short stories, also known for his work as a parliamentary candidate. A publicist for Otago University Press, he alsoContinue reading “Ambient Terror  – a forthcoming review from Takahē”

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.