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.
Reading into Grief
Emma Barnes is into poetry, powerlifting and pashing.
i am unemployed
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 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 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 Ireland, American Poetry Review, Stand, Iowa Review, London Magazine, and elsewhere. He also directs the Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia, Scotland, and Bernheim Forest.
The Year I Let My Heart Go Asunder
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 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.
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, JAAM, Deep South, 4th Floor, and Poetry NZ. She likes to listen to Steve Reich while she writes.
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 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.
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.
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 kathrynmadill.weebly.com
Blueprint for an essay on houses
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.
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...
The Marie Surveys
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 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 lives in Christchurch and hopes to have more publications to list in his contributor bio soon.
Phoebe Smith is alive and well.