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National Poetry Day NZ

New Zealand’s National Poetry Day, Friday 22nd August, will be celebrated here in Whangarei by readings at the Old Stone Butter Factory. A chapbook and broadsheet combination containing poems by Northland poets will be launched at the Old Library, Whangarei, on … Continue reading

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Poetry on the Move in Guernsey

I am honoured that “My Lover is a Rainstorm” is one of the poems features in the Poetry-on-the-Move project in Guernsey. The poem will be displayed on Guernsey buses and at Guernsey airport in time for the Second Guernsey Literary Festival featuring Roger … Continue reading

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Wavelengths

The launch of Wavelengths, an anthology by writers from the Channel Islands, took place on Friday, 10th June at 18.00-20.00 at the Jersey Museum. It is published by Holland House Editions and is available from the Societe Jersiaise and the Jersey Museum.Wavelengths contains … Continue reading

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Reading at the Thirsty Dog, Auckland

Poetry Live has regular performances and open mike at theThirsty Dog on the K. Road in Auckland.I read three poems, “My Lover is a Rainstorm”, “Amelia” and “Manhattan Repentance”.

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My lover is a rainstorm

My lover is a rainstorm My lover is a thunderstormGrey ripples flickeringTiny landscapes of stoneUpright, steadfast And as I watchMy lover paints calligraphyAn illuminated landscape shrunkenwaves of jointed, colourless bamboowatery characters inupright foldswith all the meaning of The vacuumOf the … Continue reading

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