The Blue Nib

Hi literary gangsters, this is just an update to let you know that two of my poems, My Elegant Hoon and Hell’s Gate are published in Issue 41 of The …

The Fantails Came

The fantails came followed at my feetand I thought theywere here to warn meof death but theyjust wanted to pickthe bugs from theoverturned stonesat my feet. The fantails cameand hovered at …

‘Carousel’ in MiNDFOOD Jan/Feb 2020

‘Carousel’ in @mindfood_mag : “Janie loved her high powered job, the overseas business travel, the colleagues she met through work, the weekend flings with no-cling men…she even loved her recalcitrant suitcase. Didn’t she?”

Dead Possum On The Road

Hi TLG readers. Here’s a little ditty I wrote about my ethical quandary about possums. I grew up in Australia and we were taught to call ‘1800InjuredAnimals’ whenever a koala, …

Dear Janet

I wrote this little ditty after a friend in New Zealand told me a touching story about her neighbour Janet, who was battling a terminal illness and wanted to make …

A Fist Full of Tears

A kid sits at the spitsplit from the family(with no idea of the convorunning rampant behind him) hepicks up two stickscontemplates his next dig,lines in the sand draw the perfect …

NorthWrite 2018

The NorthWrite 2018 programme has been planned to give participants renewed energy and drive for their writing. Our presenters are all well-known within the New Zealand writing scene and we …