Category Archives: shell

Convention and Consistency

When does convention become subservient to consistency? The issue of the lower case “i” in poetry is a prime example. “shell”, a poem viewable on this blog, uses lower case almost entirely throughout in order to emphasise the reality of … Continue reading

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Reading at the Mokaba Bar, Whangarei

New Zealand National Poetry Day is Friday 16th August, and once again Whangarei celebrated early with readings at the Mokaba Bar today. I read poems spread over two slots. The poems are all unpublished and included “shell”, “Manhattan Repentance”, “Advice … Continue reading

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Poetry Unplugged

I visited the Poetry Cafe last night to take part in Poetry Unplugged, their open mike evening. I read “shell” and “Pasifika Queen Mab”, over-running my slot to my shame!

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unwritten language / unnamed places

>Language>Place Blog Carnival edition #7: unwritten language / unnamed places features the blog entry Place, Maps, Language as one of the exhibits. Please visit the carnival and browse the exhibits – they are worth every minute you spend there. practice … Continue reading

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Place, Maps, Language

A map is its own language. Unspoken, it still manages to describe place, location and even scenery, often with an astonishing simplicity, but sometimes with a subtlety that can be quite breathtaking. A bright red line that illustrates a tarmac … Continue reading

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