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A fragment from the poem ‘Ross Creek’ by Emma Neale. Full poem and more Wild Lines poetry available at http://wildlinesdunedin.wordpress.com/ Such a pity that some lines have been stolen from this simple, beautiful, hand-hewn kinetic sculpture. It’s a fringe festival … Continue reading
I’ve just finished judging the Poems in the Waiting Room competition for 2013. (See http://waitingroompoems.wordpress.com/) Any literary competition sets a number of constraints: the pre-eminent one here is the intended destination of the winning poems, which will appear in leaflets … Continue reading
A goofy, stubborn part of me thinks that continuing to write in the lyric tradition – while also flirting with experimentation – could be seen as a form of resistance or protest; a way of sticking up for the rights … Continue reading
This is a slightly fuller version of the launch speech I gave on 15 August 2012 at the University Bookshop, Dunedin. The additional elements here are a marginally fuller commentary on the title story, and some thoughts on ‘The Big … Continue reading
The Burns Fellowship has turned up some unexpected requests lately. One was from a woman I’d never met who wanted advice on how to read an ee cummings poem at her brother’s wedding: the request was passed on to me … Continue reading
[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] by E. E. Cummings : The Poetry Foundation.
Parenthood, house-selling, trying to write shapely poems and a poem-sequence (or is it a novel, or is it a cross-breed, a povel, a book of noetry?) and another novel (or is it a poor failed misconception that will never reach … Continue reading