Author Archives: ejneale

The Space Between

The young poet and journalist Rhys Brookbanks (1985-2011), has just had a booklet of his poetry and non-fiction work published by his family.  I taught Rhys in my rookie year running a poetry workshop at the University of Otago; he … Continue reading

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Goose Pimples

   Modesty has just stripped off all its clothes and gone skinny-dipping. I much prefer to swim in a bathing suit. Or even to be wheeled down to the sea in a little changing caravan. But in this age of shrinking … Continue reading

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Early Bird

    The image above is the first version of the cover image for Billy Bird; we chose a less mischievously grinning imp for the final book. But this early bird (by Abe Baillie) seems a good picture to accompany first … Continue reading

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There’s an invisible delete button in the space-time continuum

  Last night, my elbow must have hit an invisible delete button in the space-time continuum. I stapled and folded my launch speech, put it in my handbag, patted it to make sure it was in there safe and happy, and arrived … Continue reading

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Manifesto update

Thank you so much to all the poets who sent work in for Manifesto. We’ve made our final decisions now – after reading through  over 500 poems submitted.  Our original call out said no correspondence would be entered into: the … Continue reading

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Billy Bird

  After four years in the incubator, Billy Bird, my new novel for adults, is due for release.  The official launch date is  31 August. It’s going to be introduced by Barbara Larson, at the University Book Shop, Dunedin. Before then, I’m heading away to … Continue reading

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Shut Shop

Submissions for Manifesto are now closed. Thanks to all who sent work in, and for all the creative excuses for why submissions were late, but now it is well past the hour to say, no more. Happy drafts to all.

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