It’s the strangest thing hearing myself played back after public speaking. Here’s the podcast link (for anyone who is interested) to my kōrero from the Creative Cities Southern Hui in Ōtepoti Dunedin. I’m No.10 on the list, but the others are well worth a listen too if you have the time.
At the hui I read a few of my pieces, discussed my writing process, healing from a brain injury, my trip to the Edinburgh Book Festival in 2016, and the challenges of writing as Māori, in hybrid forms.
Sadly you won’t be able to see my photo slideshow, but here’s one of them – a Tūī I spied on Rakiura (Stewart Island).
I am very proud to live in a city that embraces creativity and the arts! Kia ora Dunedin City of Literature for inviting me to speak at the hui – I had a wonderful time.
Kia ora WordPress whānau,
What an awesome surprise, to see my story ‘Rabid Dogs’ up on Reflex Fiction and #longlisted yesterday!
There are a few more goodies of mine (writing-wise) in the pipeline before Kirihimete (Christmas).
The Nottingham Peacebuilders Anthology, Pacific Monsters Anthology (Fox Spirit Books), public speaking (eek) at the Creative Cities Southern Hui in Ōtepoti Dunedin next week, the Bath Flash Fiction Anthology…and some surprises too.
Mā te wā, see you again soon
how do i ignore the stones
that amputated pieces of me
my hair morphing from russet to grey
deciduous trees unaware of the fall
a faceless journey devoid of purpose
tarnished thoughts litter landscapes of ashen ground
countless stones that i carry
rest mottled upon my spine
I’m humbled to have a new story ‘Split’ included in the Nottingham Peacebuilders Anthology ‘Small Acts of Kindness’.
If you’re in the area (sadly I can’t jump on an international flight) check out the launch at Waterstones Nottingham, November 25th.
From one UNESCO City of Literature (Dunedin, New Zealand) to another (Nottingham) kia ora, thank you 🙂
i stood in the sea
until your words blew away
paper to water
loosened limbs dissolved
and i watched
as your hollow facts became ensnared
by the callous tide
Kia ora WordPress whānau,
I’m super stoked to say Elbow Room (UK) have (re)published my story ‘Karanga’ in Vol.18 of their gorgeous art journal http://www.elbow-room.org/about/
I love their commitment to hand binding these limited edition journals that are housed in places like The Poetry Library in London and The Scotland National Gallery.
It looks like Vol.18 is selling fast, so get cracking if you’d love a stunning piece of art (in the fabulous shape of a journal) in your hands and on your bookshelf.