The Sets poetry collection, Otago University Press (2021)

Ambient Terror poetry collection, Limetone Singularity Media (2017)

Machine Language poetry collection, Limetone Singularity Media (2015)

Mad Skillz for the Demon Operators poetry collection, Limetone Singularity Media (2014)


‘Before Dawn’, A Kind of Shelter Whakaruru-taha (Massey University Press, 2023 – forthcoming)

‘How Good is this?’, No other place to stand: an anthology of Climate Change poetry from Aotearoa New Zealand (Auckland University Press, 2022)

‘Heading South’, Singlets Briefs and Shorts (Lasavia Publishing, 2021)

‘A Cool Escape’, Kissing a Ghost (New Zealand Poetry Society, 2021)

‘Great South Desert’, Perfect Weight of Blankets at Night (New Zealand Poetry Society, 2019)

‘The Hierarchy’ (poem) in The Friday Poem (Luncheon Sausage Press, 2018)

‘Dark Water’ (poem) in Manifesto (Otago University Press, 2017) 

Satirical odes

Newsroom (2019–ongoing) Over 100 satirical odes published – 600,000 plus views according to Newsroom Annual Report 2021

Published poetry

‘Your move, again’, Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2023 (Massey University Press, 2023 – forthcoming)

Three poems, Minarets 13 (Compound Press, December 2022)

‘Where it returns’, Landfall 244 (Otago University Press, November 2022)

‘Fallback Position’, Mayhem Issue 9 (Never Press Project, 2021)

‘An award winning campaign,’ New Zealand Poetry Calendar (Compound Press, 2021)

‘Nine Circles’, Takahē 103 (Takahē Collective, 2021)

‘By Lamplight’, Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2022 (Massey University Press, 2022)

‘Whatever Comes’, Blueskin News (March 2021)

Excerpts from ‘Dunedin’ and ‘Getting There’, Transported – Bus stop decals (Otago Regional Council/Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature/Hocken Collections, 2021)

‘Rage Virus’, Best New Zealand Poems 2020 (Te Herenga Waka | Victoria University of Wellington International Institute of Modern Letters, 2020)

‘Stillness on the bay’, Landfall 240 (Otago University Press, 2020)

‘A Sea Wife’ and ‘Rage Virus’, Takahē 98 (April 2020)

‘Bat Flu’ in Down in Edin magazine (April 2020)

‘So as not to wake’, Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2019 (Massey University Press, 2019)

‘Meridian’, Given Words poetry competition (September 2019)

‘Facebook sends a memory’ (poem), Landfall 236 (Spring 2018)

Three poems ‘Location, location’, ‘Dead Beast’, and ‘Queen Street Wendy’s’ in Meniscus Vol.6 Iss. 1 (Australia/NZ, April 2018).

‘Life in the Permian’ (poem) in Cordite 86 (2018, Australia)

‘Alternative titles for an imaginary airport bookstore’ (poem), Takahē 92 (April 2018)

‘The Hierarchy’ (poem) in the (4 May 2018)

‘The Hierarchy’ (poem) in Minarets (Issue 8, 2018, edited by Erena Shingade)

Two poems ‘Quantum decoherence at a Bailter Space gig’ and ‘Monsoon Season’ in Down in Edin (July 2017)

‘The National Conversation’ (poem) in Pantograph Punch (26 June 2017)

‘Ocean of Tentacles’ (poem) in Phantom Billstickers Cafe Reader (Volume 12, Summer 2016, edited by David Eggleton)

‘Beast of the Hour’ (poem) in Mimicry (Issue 2, 2016)

Two visual poems ‘New Seasons of the Blue Fields’ and ‘Zero Hour’ in Brief (Issue 55, 2016)

‘Dark Water’ (poem) in Otago Daily Times (selected by Sue Wootton, 2015) 


‘Snow’, finalist in 2019 Changing Minds poetry competition, published in NB Dunedin Public Libraries magazine.

‘Nix Terra’, finalist in 2019 Antarctica Poetry Competition (international). The poems are part of a travelling exhibition that has visited Dunedin, Dundee (Scotland) and Antarctica itself.

‘Great South Desert’, finalist New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition 2019

‘Location, location’ winner of Copyright Agency Limited prize for best poem in issue Meniscus Vol.6 Iss. 1 (Australia/NZ, April 2018).

NFFD Day, Joint Winner Microfiction Competition 2018

‘Countries of the mind’ (short fiction), shortlisted, 2016 NZ Heritage Short Prose Prize, NZSA (Canterbury) 

Selected essays

‘Portrait: Peter Olds’, Newsroom (7 September 2022)

“The Ode and I’, A Fine Line, New Zealand Poetry Society (Spring 2022)

‘Protest 2022: A great variety of morbid symptoms’, Newsroom (27 March 2022)

‘Refugees – a chance to do right thing’, Otago Daily Times (1 December 2015)

‘First cut on road to rock bottom’, Otago Daily Times (21 April 2015)

‘Man makes religion; it does not make man’, Otago Daily Times (30 October 2009)

Age Of Dog, Audioculture (9 February 2016)

Andrew Spittle, Audioculture (20 July 2015)

Events and appearances

Featured poet, Waitati Music Festival, 5 November 2022

Guest reader, Port Chalmers Foundry Festival, 15 October 2022

Guest reader, Octagon Poetry Collective, Dunedin, 14 September 2022

National Flash Fiction Day Festival of Flash, Writing Our World online panel, 19 June 2022

Guest poet, New Zealand Society of Authors Otago/Southland Salon reading, 17 May 2022

Guest speaker on politics and writing, Department of Sociology, Massey University, 4 April 2022

Guest reader at launch of Takahē 103, 16 December 2021

Guest poet in collaboration with The Bill Martin Trio, National Poetry Day Reading, Dunedin Public Library, 9 December 2021

Guest poet, Canterbury Poets Collective, Christchurch, 11 October 2021

Guest lecturer, Creative Writing Class, Department of English, University of Otago, 13 September 2021

Guest speaker, ‘Tuesday Club’, Early Settlers Association, Toitū OSM Dunedin, 12 July 2021

Guest poet, New Zealand Poetry Society AGM guest reader, 16 June 2021

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival May 2021 – guest poet, and in conversation with poet laureate David Eggleton

Guest poet, Octagon Collective Poetry Night, 17 February 2021

Judge, Moon Festival Poetry Competition, Toitū OSM Dunedin, 2020

Poetry reading supporting Aaron Sharma, Purple Rain, Dunedin, 21 June 2019

Guest reader, National Flash Fiction Day, Waitati Public Library, 22 June 2019

Guest speaker, Dunedin Writers Workshop, 12 June 2019

Guest reader, Octagon Collective Poetry Night, 22 May 2019

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival May 2019 – guest poet at Spinoff Friday Poem session, MC Poetry at the Savoy

Guest speaker, Creative Writing Class, Department of English, University of Otago, 30 April 2019

Guest poet, Waitati Music Festival, 9 March 2019

Sextet Reading, University Bookshop Dunedin, 30 January 2019, a poetry reading featuring Michael Steven with David Eggleton, Emma Neale, Majella Cullinane, Richard Reeve and Victor Billot.

‘Monsoon Season’ selected as Dunedin’s contribution to the City of Literature text exhibition Read the World at the Reykjavík City Hall (2019)

Guest poet, Wild Dunedin Poetry Night, New Zealand Festival of Nature, 25 April 2018

Guest poet at launch of The Atomic Composition of the Seeming Solid by Shane Hollands, Inch Bar, Dunedin, 25 March 2018

Guest speaker, Friends of the Dunedin Public Library, 21 March 2018

MC for UNESCO City of Literature Creative Cities Southern Hui, 30 November 2017

Guest poet at The Perfect 10, NZSA National Poetry Day event, Dunedin Public Library 25 August 2017.

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival May 2017 – MC for the Pirate Sessions panel discussion and guest poet at Chain Reaction, a group book launch

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival May 2015 – in conversation with Michael Field, author of ‘The Catch’

Guest poet supporting The Broken Heartbreakers, Nga Maara Hall, Dunedin, Friday, 23 October 2015

Selected reviews and interviews

Comrade: Bill Andersen, a communist, working class life by Cybèle Locke, Newsroom, 19 January 2023

Gorse Poems by Chris Holdaway; The Stupefying by Nick Ascroft, Landfall Review Online, November 2022

The Wilder Years by David Eggleton, New Zealand Poetry Yearbook 2022 (Massey University Press)

Nowhere Is Too Far Off by Peter Bland; Latitudes: New & selected poems 1954–2020 by Owen Leeming; After Hours Trading & The Flying Squad by Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, Landfall Review Online, February 2022

Robots and Us by Kinley Salmon, Landfall Review Online, September 2020

The Interregnum: Rethinking New Zealand, edited by Morgan Godfery, Otago Daily Times, 3 May 2016

Tail of the Taniwha by Courtney Sina Meredith, Otago Daily Times, 26 September 2016

Tragedy at Pike River Mine: How and why 29 men died by Rebecca Macfie, Otago Daily Times, 16 November 2013

David Kilgour interview, NZ Musician, June 1994

Recordings and videos

Summer Times interview on Radio New Zealand, 19 January 2023

Educating for Social Change interview with John Anderson, Wellington Access Radio, 23 May 2021

Interview with Vanda Symon on Write On, Otago Access Radio, 10 February 2021

Three poems, NZ Poetry Shelf, 31 March 2021

‘Automated for the People’, Dunedin City of Literature Possibilities Project, 1 May 2020

‘The Contagion’, Octagon Collective virtual poetry night, 22 April 2020

Alpha Plan ‘Machine Language’, 2016

Alpha Plan videos 2016–2020, direction and production

Guest poet supporting The Broken Heartbreakers, Nga Maara Hall, Dunedin, Friday, 23 October 2015

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