Sunday, January 17, 2016


The above photo is a still from The Kill Screen, an event I moderated in Auckland late last year, which brought together four artists of different media to discuss beginnings and endings. The full video of the event is available to stream here.

I recently had the privilege to sit down with NZ composer Alex Taylor and talk about things close to both of our hearts: music and poetry. Thanks to Kirsti Whalen at The Pantograph Punch for setting it up.

Here is a link to some of Alex's work. He is a force.

Also, Johnny Hernandez at SPD was kind enough to select The Bellfounder for his 2015 Staff Pick. Scroll down the page a bit to find his generous write-up, but stop along the way to visit some of the other picks, especially my good friend Elaine Kahn, whose Women in Public is surely one of the most gobsmackingly great books of last year.

I am pleased to be spending 2016 as the University of Waikato Writer in Residence. Here is a little press announcement about the Residence and what I hope to accomplish.

Happy New Year!

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