Jake Arthur

Network, rhythm, whole:



Jake Arthur is a graduate student who is writing a thesis about garden poetry, though he knows little about either. He has recently published an essay on poetics in Poetry NZ



Emma Barnes

White Tuxedo

Reading into Grief


Emma Barnes is into poetry, powerlifting and pashing. 



Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle

i am unemployed


place value

jealousy in my spare time

five year plan


Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle (b. 1990) lives in Auckland. Her first book is Autobiography of a Marguerite (Hue & Cry Press, 2014).



Rose Collins

The Assumption


Rose Collins worked as a human rights lawyer before completing an MA in creative writing at Victoria University's IIML in 2010. Her fiction and poems have appeared in journals including Sport, Turbine (issues 10 and 13) and 4th Floor Magazine. She lives on Banks Peninsula with her partner, two preschoolers and a half-trained sheepdog.


Adam Day



Adam Day is the author of Model of a City in Civil War (Sarabande Books, April 2015), as well as the recipient of a 2010 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship for Badger, Apocrypha, and of a 2011 PEN Emerging Writers Award. His work has appeared in Poetry London, Kenyon Review, Poetry IrelandAmerican Poetry Review, Stand, Iowa Review, London Magazine, and elsewhere. He also directs the Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia, Scotland, and Bernheim Forest.



Carolyn DeCarlo

The Year I Let My Heart Go Asunder

Anne Brontë

This One Weird Trick


Carolyn DeCarlo is an American writer living in New Zealand. She has written two chapbooks, Strawberry Hill (Pangur Ban Party 2013) and Green Place (forthcoming from Enjoy Journal, November 2015), and co-authored two more with Jackson Nieuwland: Twilight Zone (NAP 2013) and Bound: An Ode to Falling in Love (Compound Press 2014), the winner of Auckland Zinefest's Best Literary Zine of 2015. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Maryland, College Park.



Belinda Diepenheim

Park Notes

As if


Belinda is a poet from the Manawatu. She has had poems published in magazines such as Poetry NZ, Takahe, and Landfall. She won the 2013 Kathleen Grattan for a sequence of poems. 



Rata Gordon

In the Evening


Rata Gordon lives on Waiheke Island and coordinates a youth arts and well-being programme. Her poems have found homes in journals including Sport, Landfall, JAAMDeep South, 4th Floor, and Poetry NZ. She likes to listen to Steve Reich while she writes. 



Tim Grgec

Living Together

Ponsonby Road


Tim Grgec is a postgraduate student of English Literature at Victoria University who writes poems when he's supposed to be writing essays.



Kirsten Le Harivel



Kirsten Le Harivel is a writer, poet and organiser living on the Kāpiti Coast. She is the Oceania Director of Kahini, an international network of writers and writing groups, and completed an MA at the IIML in 2013.



Annaleese Jochems

Barbecuing is more glamorous than golf


Annaleese Jochems can be found trotting up and down the hallways of the MIT arts campus losing her belongings and helping to edit Ika Journal. She’s had work published in Pantograph Punch, Brief Magazine, Turbine, and others.



Kathryn Madill

Sur le spectre d'une substance radio-active


Kathryn Madill is a printmaker/painter who lives in Dunedin. This image is one of a group of four lithographs on the theme of Marie Curie. You can view more of her work at her website



Vana Manasiadis

Blueprint for an essay on houses

Care home


Vana Manasiadis is back in Aotearoa/New Zealand after nearly a decade living in Crete. She has published writing in NZ journals such as Sport and Turbine, and a poetry collection, Ithaca Island Bay Leaves. She would like to see healthy housing available to everybody.



Jackson Nieuwland

All buildings are collapsible

If you're happy and you know it check your privilege


Jackson Nieuwland likes unicorns. He edited a thing called LEFT. He wrote a thing with Carolyn DeCarlo called Bound: An Ode to Falling in Love. Who knows what he'll do next hahaha...



Rachel O'Neill

The Marie Surveys

It's 1920

I dream I bury a machine


Rachel O'Neill is a writer, filmmaker and artist. She graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland (2005) and gained an MA from the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University of Wellington (2008). Her writing has appeared in a range of literary and art publications and was selected for Best New Zealand Poems 2011 and 2013. She has exhibited in New Zealand, Australia and in the EU, and she is a member of art collective All the Cunning Stunts. Her debut poetry collection One Human in Height was published by Hue & Cry Press (2013). Rachel lives in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. 



Claire Orchard

Near Lima


Claire Orchard lives in Wellington. Her work has been published in various journals and her first book of poetry will be published by VUP in 2016.



Simon Palenski

The pier


Simon Palenski lives in Christchurch and hopes to have more publications to list in his contributor bio soon.



Phoebe Smith

He said


Phoebe Smith is alive and well.