Book launch – The Burnt Hotel

When: Thursday 17 September at 5pm
Where: Alleluya, Auckland
What: Publisher Titus Books launches my new book, The Burnt Hotel, along with two other new collections of poetry:Carbon Shapes and Dark Matter the Burnt Hotel Excerpts from a Natural History Carbon Shapes and Dark Matter by Stephanie Christie, and Excerpts from a Natural History by Holly Painter.
There will be introductions, readings by the authors, music by Tofu Horse, and refreshments. Readings start at 5.30. You are invited!

5pm Alleluya bar and cafe, St Kevins Arcade, Karangahape road, Auckland.

September, 2015

What I am reading: Roger Horrocks’ impressive work, Song of the Ghost in the Machine. It has his characteristic energy, focus and intellectual curiousity.

Look for me in: Fast Fibres 2: Poetry from Northland (available from Piet Nieuland).


After ages of being closed, is finally up and running again! But this is a bit of a work in progress. Still to come: audio, photos, posters and old archives etc. If you find a broken link or anything weird (or if you have suggestions), please let me know here.

The old website

old website

What I am working on:

Alone in that city I felt its
beauty like a bruise on
me and leaving on the
train my heart moved
painfully with the train.

“To know that one does not write for the other, to know these things I am going to write will never cause me to be loved by the one I love (the other), to know that writing compensates for nothing, sublimates nothing, that it is precisely there where you are not – this is the beginning of writing.”

Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse
1978:100 (trans. Richard Howard, Penguin)

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